Blessed Mary – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy”
“We have a mother in Heaven. And the Mother of God, the Mother of the Son of God, is our Mother. He himself has said so. He made her our Mother when he said to the disciple and to all of us: “Behold, your Mother!”. We have a Mother in Heaven. Heaven is open, Heaven has a heart. ” Pope Benedict XVI
“Thus, we see that Mary was, so to speak, “at home” with God’s word, she lived on God’s word, she was penetrated by God’s word. To the extent that she spoke with God’s words, she thought with God’s words, her thoughts were God’s thoughts, her words, God’s words. She was penetrated by divine light and this is why she was so resplendent, so good, so radiant with love and goodness.
Mary lived on the Word of God, she was imbued with the Word of God. And the fact that she was immersed in the Word of God and was totally familiar with the Word also endowed her later with the inner enlightenment of wisdom.
Whoever thinks with God thinks well, and whoever speaks to God speaks well. They have valid criteria to judge all the things of the world. They become prudent, wise, and at the same time good; they also become strong and courageous with the strength of God, who resists evil and fosters good in the world.
Thus, Mary speaks with us, speaks to us, invites us to know the Word of God, to love the Word of God, to live with the Word of God, to think with the Word of God. And we can do so in many different ways: by reading Sacred Scripture, by participating especially in the Liturgy, in which Holy Church throughout the year opens the entire book of Sacred Scripture to us. She opens it to our lives and makes it present in our lives. ”
Pope Benedict XVI 8/15/2005 Homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption
We do not worship Mary, We Worship only God The Father, Jesus Christ the Son and their Holy Spirit. We do however love Mary. And as the Mother Of Christ, 100% Human in her nature, she is one of us. But even more so, she is an “intercessor” for us, before her son. Think of it this way… What righteous Son would refuse the constant requests of his Mother? Exactly! So when we are sometimes tired, need heavenly help, thirst for the comfort and love of a Mother… We Call Upon her… The Blessed Mother Mary to help us. And we trust that she will indeed pray for us… and personally deliver our petitions to the throne of her Son… the King of Heaven… Now and at the Hour of our Death!
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
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.
1. How to Pray the Rosary
2. Make the sign of the Cross and pray the Apostles Creed.
3. Pray the Our Father.
4. Pray the Hail Mary three times.
5. Pray Glory to the Father.
6. Announce the mystery for reflection and pray the Our Father.
7. Pray the Hail Mary ten times.
8. Finish the decade with the Glory to the Father.
9. Repeat this process for each decade.
Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries:
- The Annunciation
- The Visit of Mary to Elizabeth
- The Birth Jesus
- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
- The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
- The Scourging at the Pillar
- The Crowning with Thorns
- The Carrying of the Cross
- The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
The Glorious Mysteries
- The Resurrection of Jesus
- The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles-Pentecost
- The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
- The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve
To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears!
Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us,
and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ..
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevæ,
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother.
To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petition, but in your mercy
hear and answer me. Amen
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.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in this tragic hour of the world’s history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart, our only refuge, our hope, our salvation. Have pity on this world, torn by the most terrible conflicts, burning with the fires of hate, victim of its own sins. May your heart be moved at the sight of so much ruin, pain and sorrow.
We consecrate to your maternal heart our persons, our families, our country and the whole of humanity. Protect and save us!
O Heart of Mary, source of true love, fill our selfish hearts with divine charity and with that true brotherly love without which there can never be peace. Grant that men and nations may understand and fulfill the precept of your Divine Son, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, in order that true peace may be firmly established in the Justice and Truth of Christ.