Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Mary

The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Poem

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Poem

Friday September 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows John 19:25-27 SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY The Prophecy of Simeon The Mother stands with infant child, And in her mind thoughts run wild, A prophecy he dared to say. The first sword to pierce the day The Flight into Egypt Leave house and home and all you see, Into the desert three must flee, Death a king does cast your way. The second sword to pierce the day. The Loss of the boy Jesus in the Temple The fear of loss does pierce thy heart, You...

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A birthday poem for the Blessed Mother

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A birthday poem for the Blessed Mother

Sweet Mother of gentle face, New Eve of Adam's race, Conduit of eternal grace, Give your radiance to this place. Holy Virgin gentle and mild, Kiss softly your simple child, Guide urges often wild, Call us back, those exiled. Lovely Lady free from sin, Help us to begin again, Quiet evil's frightful din, Pour forth His grace upon all men. Hold us with graceful arm, Wrapped in mantle free from harm, Sweet kisses like a charm, Tricks of Satan, you disarm. Bless this day of your birth, Queen of Heaven, Queen of earth, Object of Our Father's mirth, In your...

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A New Ark of the Covenant

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A New Ark of the Covenant

Luke 1:46-56 The new ark, house of gold with haste unto the hills to kinswoman, barren, now with child Holy Spirit filled. Simple greeting brings the grace A new David dances unconcerned Elizabeth filled exclaims aloud blessed be thy womb How can this be Why me this grace the mother of my Lord of such familiar face. Too good to me is the Lord above the fulfillment of the promise in one I dearly love. Enmity, enmity garden, serpent, Eve the crushing of his head does now begin with thee Magnify the Lord chosen handmaid, fair His mercy now forever...

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Please, Oh Mary, Say "YES"

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Please, Oh Mary, Say "YES"

I read this Saturday in the Office of Readings and it really stuck with me. Fr. Hahn also mentions it in his homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. A sermon of St Bernard You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us. The price...

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