Hello Everybody – I apologize for posting at 11:00 P.M. While it is still Saturday – the day of the week dedicated to the Blessed Mother – please be so kind as to join with me in honoring her with the words of St. Francis of Assisi. For in addition to being the day traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Mother, today is also the day we celebrate the Imprintation of the Stigmata of St. Francis.
Prayer Praising Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Hail, Holy Lady, most Holy Queen, Mary, Mother of God, ever virgin. You were chosen by the most High Father in Heaven, consecrated by Him, with His most Holy Beloved Son and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. On you descended and still remains all the fullness of grace and every good. Hail, His Palace. Hail, His Tabernacle. Hail, His Robe. Hail, His Handmaid. Hail, His Mother. And Hail, all holy virtues, who, by grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are poured into the hearts of the faithful so that from their faithless state they may be made faithful servants of God through you. Amen.
– St. Francis of Assisi
(Prayer taken from Pure Faith Jason Evert 38)