Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ – Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of MERCY

 

Divine Mercy Cross © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

 In posting my last post, I set a personal record – posting 100 posts. In not posting anything since then ‘till today, I set another personal record – the longest distance of time between posts. Since it’s a record that I am not particularly proud of I won’t be sharing the number of days since my last post (you can just look at the calendar in my sidebar and see for yourself).

 This is truly one of my favorite times of the year. The darkness and death of Winter are overcome by the light and life (and allergies) of Spring. The sojourn and wanderings of Lent give way to the bright promise of Easter. The mournful Improperia (the Reproaches) of Good Friday are replaced with the glorious Exultant of the Easter Vigil. It truly is a time of New Light and Life. It also is a time of mercy – Divine Mercy.

 Our Lord died to put to death the death of sin. He rose again to resurrect life to a New Life. Now reigning as King of Kings, as Sovereign of both the dead and the living, Jesus Christ extends His Divine and Infinite Mercy to us, His finite creatures. Our Lord lovingly invites all of us poor, miserable sinners to come and take of this Divine Mercy while there is still time. When Our Lord came to St. Maria Faustina, He came as the Merciful Savior. However, He also said that the time for Mercy is limited and after the time of His Divine Mercy will come the time of His Divine Justice.

 In her Dairy, St. Maria Faustina records Our Lord’s beautiful promise of Divine Mercy, but it also records Our Lord’s dire warning as well. In these quotes from her Diary, He says:

  • “Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet (699, p. 286 – Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 1987).”

 

  • Speak to the world about My mercy. …It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the Day of Justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them. ( 848, p. 333 – Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 1987).”

 

  • “Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy (1588, p. 564 – Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 19870).” 

 

  • “I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation. (1160, p. 424 –Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 1987).”

 

  • “[B]efore I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice (1146, p. 420 – Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 1987).”

 Now I am aware that today is Saturday, the day of the week dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and that I usually post something Marian on Saturdays. However, tomorrow is Divine Mercy Sunday and I am sincerely trying to propagate devotion to His Divine Merciful Heart. So I am going to try to do justice to both, by posting the Salve Regina and the Praises of the Divine Mercy.

"Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy...." © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

Salve Regina

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

"Jesus, I Trust in You" © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

 

Praises of the Divine Mercy

The Love of God is the flower-Mercy the fruit. 

Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of Miracles and wonders, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I Trust in You. 

Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of Hell, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, astonishment for the Angels, incomprehensible to the Saints, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy,  I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, crown of all of God’s handiwork, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I Trust in You.

Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I Trust in You.

            – (948-949 p. 368-370 – Divine Mercy in My Soul, Congregation of Marians, 1987)

 There are special graces that come tomorrow, on Divine Mercy Sunday, only once during the whole year. I strongly encourage you to learn more about Divine Mercy and attend the Divine Mercy celebrations tomorrow.

 

About KJ JMJ

Hello. My name is Ken. I have been discerning the Call for quite a long time, since I was knee high and my Grandpa took me to Holy Hill. I am particularly discerning a vocation as a Discalced Carmelite Friar. I hope this blog offers some assistance to you in discerning your own vocation. Please visit this blog often and journey with me as we all discover the call that God has given to each us.
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2 Responses to Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ – Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of MERCY

  1. If you’ll be at Holy Hill, we’ll see ya there! Kudos on your vocation! Now, can you tell me what the heck Discalced actually means?

    • KJ JMJ says:

      Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Farmer for your comment. Barring any catastrophic or cataclysmic event, I will be at Holy Hill tomorrow, and my brother and I will be serving the 3:00 P.M. Mass. Please offer continued prayers for my vocation, I need them. “Discalced” basically means “to go without shoes.” When St. Teresa of Avila reformed the Carmelite order, one of the penances they performed was to go around without their shoes. Now, today’s Discalced Carmelites usually wear sandals.

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