Posted by: sisterbernice | March 25, 2011

Hail Mary – Friday #3

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation.  Several times, in particular in his Letter, the Pope has entrusted the Church to Mary.  Many of us have a devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Why?  Each of us has different reasons but one of them is she’s “mother”.  We all need a mother and mothering.  Take a moment to thank her for her “yes” and also ask her for help.  I do.

So, I can’t think of anything more fitting than to be very simple today and leave us contemplating two prayers – the Hail Mary and the Magnificat.  If you’d like to read today’s readings, they are here: http://www.usccb.org/nab/032511.shtml

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lords is with thee. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb – Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Magnificat from http://www.wf-f.org/Magnifi.html

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

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