Saturday, March 10, 2012

Salutation to Mary

Hail Mary! Daughter of God the Father,
Hail Mary! Mother of God the Son,
Hail Mary! Spouse of God the Holy Ghost,
Hail Mary! Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity,
Hail Mary! Celestial Rose of the ineffable love of God,
Hail Mary! Virgin pure and humble,
      of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born
      and with thy milk to be nourished,
Hail Mary! Virgin of Virgins,
Hail Mary! Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a sword transfixed,
Hail Mary! Lady most Blessed,
     unto whom all power in Heaven and earth is given,
Hail Mary! My Queen and my Mother, my life,
     my sweetness and my hope,
Hail Mary! Mother most Amiable,
Hail Mary! Mother most Admirable,
Hail Mary! Mother of Divine Love,
Hail Mary! Immaculate; conceived without sin,
Hail Mary! Full of grace, the Lord is with thee,
     blessed art thou among women and
     blessed the fruit of thy womb, Jesus!
Blessed be thy Spouse, St. Joseph,
Blessed be thy Father, St. Joachim,
Blessed be thy Mother, St. Anne,
Blessed be thy Guardian, St. John,
Blessed be thy Holy Angel, St. Gabriel,

Glory be to God the Father, who chose thee,
Glory be to God the Son, who loved thee,
Glory be to God the Holy Ghost, who espoused thee,

O Glorious Virgin Mary, may all men love and praise Thee.

Holy Mary, Mother of God! Pray for us and bless us,
     now and at death in the name of Jesus, thy Divine Son!

Let us pray:
accept the sincere homage of my filial affection.
Into thy heart, pierced by so many swords,
do thou welcome my poor soul.
Receive it as the companion of thy sorrows
at the foot of the Cross,
on which Jesus died for the redemption of the world.
With thee, O sorrowful Virgin,
I will gladly suffer all the trials,
contradictions, and infirmities
which it shall please our Lord to send me.
I offer them all to thee in memory of thy sorrows,
so that every thought of my mind,
and every beat of my heart
may be an act of compassion and of love for thee.
And do thou, sweet Mother,
have pity on me in my last agony,
so that I may be able to meet thee in heaven
and sing thy glories.

Sweet Heart of Mary, by my salvation!

by St. John Eudes
Mary, most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs,

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