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Mary, Mother of the Living God!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

September 12, 2018
The Most Holy Name of Mary!

Dear Family of Mary!

Today’s Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary points to some powerful realities about our Mother. She has indeed been highly favored by the Father in Heaven. Her name is sacred. Just as the Jews would never say the Name of God, reserving it only for the High Priest, once a year, because it is so holy, so the Angel Gabriel did not use the name of Mary in the Annunciation. It was a sign of reverence and respect to Our Lady, that Gabriel instead called her “full of grace.”

There is a full treatment of the Name of Mary at this website: http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/marys-name.htm

But for me, it is enough to just think of how blessed Our Lady was by God, to be reserved from Original Sin, to be born and raised in such holiness, to be asked to become the mother of God’s Son, to bear Him in her womb and after He was born to live with Jesus for 30 years, to follow Him and assist Him in His public ministry, to accompany Him in His Passion and Death, and to become a Mother to the Apostles and to pray with them for the Holy Spirit, and then to quietly spend the rest of her life praying in intercession for all of us. Now she lives in Heaven, but is as close to us as she can possibly be, through unity of heart and through her presence in Medjugorje. Mary is our incredible Mother!

Today, then, we will recall the glory of Mary in our hearts. We can pray this Litany of the Holy Name of Mary. How can we thank You enough, dearest Father in Heaven, for Mary, our Mother!!

Litany of the Holy Name of Mary
For private use only.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

Heavenly Father, of Whom Mary is the Daughter,
Have mercy on us.
Eternal Word, of Whom Mary is the Mother,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, of Whom Mary is the spouse,
Have mercy on us.
Divine Trinity, of Whom Mary is the Handmaid,
Have mercy on us.

Mary, Mother of the Living God, pray for us.
Mary, daughter of the Light Eternal, pray for us.
Mary, our light, etc.
Mary, our sister,
Mary, flower of Jesse,
Mary, issue of kings,
Mary, chief work of God,
Mary, the beloved of God,
Mary, Immaculate Virgin,
Mary, all fair,

Mary, light in darkness,
Mary, our sure rest,
Mary, house of God,
Mary, sanctuary of the Lord,
Mary, altar of the Divinity,
Mary, Virgin Mother,
Mary, embracing thy Infant God,
Mary, reposing with Eternal Wisdom,
Mary, ocean of bitterness,
Mary, Star of the Sea,

Mary, suffering with thine only Son,
Mary, pierced with a sword of sorrow,
Mary, torn with a cruel wound,
Mary, sorrowful even to death ,
Mary, bereft of all consolation,
Mary, submissive to the law of God,
Mary, standing by the Cross of Jesus,

Mary, Our Lady,
Mary, Our Queen,
Mary, Queen of glory ,
Mary, glory of the Church Triumphant,
Mary, Blessed Queen,
Mary, advocate of the Church Militant,
Mary, Queen of Mercy,
Mary, consoler of the Church Suffering,
Mary, exalted above the Angels,
Mary, crowned with twelve stars,
Mary, fair as the moon,
Mary, bright as the sun,
Mary, distinguished above all,
Mary, seated at the right hand of Jesus,
Mary, our hope,
Mary, our sweetness,
Mary, glory of Jerusalem ,
Mary, joy of Israel,
Mary, honor of our people,

Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception,
Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption,
Mary, Our Lady of Loreto,
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
Mary, Our Lady of Fatima,
Mary, Our Lady of Czestochowa,
Mary, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal,
Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Mary, Our Lady of the Angels,
Mary, Our Lady of Dolors,
Mary, Our Lady of Mercy,
Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary,
Mary, Our Lady of Victory ,
Mary, Our Lady of La Trappe,
Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence,

Mary, Our Lady of Medjugorje,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, O Lord Jesus.
Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

V. I will declare thy name unto my brethren.
R. I will praise thee in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Us Pray.

O Almighty God, Who beholdest Thy servants earnestly desirous
of placing themselves under the shadow of the name and protection
of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee,
that by her charitable intercession, we may be delivered from all
evil on earth, and may arrive at everlasting joys in Heaven,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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