Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/8/2015 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ivan's Statue of Our Lady in his chapel

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September 8, 2015
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we celebrate the birth of Our Lady, as a special feast in the Church. Our Lady's birth is significant because she was chosen to be Immaculately conceived and to be the Mother of Jesus. Her Birth marks the beginning of the great work of salvation that came about because of Jesus and His Mother Mary, who cooperated so fully in that work.
I have copied some of the prayers and antiphons from today's Morning Prayer, because I think they are so beautiful! In fact the entire Morning Prayer for today is worth great attention. You can find it here, on iBreviary, on the web: http://www.ibreviary.org/en/tools/ibreviary-web.html
Take some time to pray these short excerpts, and sing with joy at the Birth of Our Lady!
The Antiphons:
Ant. 1 We celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a descendant of Abraham, born of the tribe of David's seed.
Ant. 2 When the most holy Virgin was born, the whole world was made radiant; blessed is the branch and blessed is the stem which bore such holy fruit.
Ant. 3 Let us joyfully celebrate the birth of blessed Mary, so that she may intecede for us before Jesus Christ the Lord.

The intercessions for today:
Let us glorify our Savior, who chose the Virgin Mary for his mother. Let us ask him: May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
Savior of the world, by your redeeming might you preserved your mother beforehand from all stain of sin,
- keep watch over us, lest we sin. May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
You are our redeemer who made the immaculate Virgin Mary your purest home and the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit,
- make us temples of your Spirit for ever. May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
Eternal Word, you taught your mother to choose the better part,
- grant that in imitating her we may seek the food that brings life everlasting. May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
King of kings, you lifted up your mother, body and soul, into heaven;
- help us to fix our thoughts on things above. May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
Lord of heaven and earth, you crowned Mary and set her at your right hand as queen,
- make us worthy to share this glory. May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
Concluding Prayer:
Father of mercy,
give your people help and strength from heaven.
The birth of the Virgin Mary's Son
was the dawn of our salvation.
May this celebration of her birthday
bring us closer to lasting peace.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
- Amen.
I believe that Our Lady is bringing us closer to lasting peace, especially through Medjugorje. May the graces God is giving us through her intercession and guidance bring us very much closer to peace!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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