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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/12/2012

Ivan's Statue of Our Lady in his chapel      
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The Most Holy Name of Mary!


 
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September 12, 2012

The Most Holy Name of Mary!

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

"Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one - the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you." (September 2, 2012)

 

Today we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Mary according to the Liturgical Calendar. As I thought about the Name of Mary, I was struck with how many times we say her name in a day. In every Hail Mary, her name is reverently and earnestly called upon. We echo the greeting that the Angel Gabriel gave to her on the day our salvation was secured, the day of the Annunciation! Hail Mary!!! We remember with awe that day when Jesus became man, entered our reality to save us from our sins, and took up our humanity to glorify it. Hail Mary!!!

 

But for me it doesn't stop there. Every morning, I call upon Our Lady, "Mother come, Mary come!" Almost at every turn in my day I have recourse to her help, her intercession, often just uttering "Mary" in a plea for help. Her beautiful name fills me with peace and hope at every challenge.

 

Book

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., wrote a book called "Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady's Graces" in 2010. (Available from Servant Books,www.servantbooks.org ) In it he writes:

 

The true greatness of the Holy Name of Mary is its instrumentality in our salvation. "Just as the salvation of the world began with the Hail Mary," explains Saint Louis de Montfort, "so the salvation of each individual is bound up with it." For just as the utterance of this Name "brought to a dry and barren world the Fruit of Life," so, too, will reverently pronouncing the Holy Name of Mary in prayer "cause the Word of God to take root in the soul and bring forth Jesus, the Fruit of Life...The Hail Mary is a heavenly dew which waters the earth of our soul and makes it bear its fruit in due season."

 

Well said, indeed! Our relationship with Mary leads us to Jesus and to salvation. She brought Jesus to us at the Annunciation, and now she brings us to Jesus when we call upon her! Mary, we need you!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

© Mary TV 2012

 

PS. Here is a lovely litany in honor of the Holy Name of Mary. It is for private us only, but it might be nice to pray it today!

 

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Mary

(For private use only)

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, 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, pray for us 
Mary, our sister, pray for us 
Mary, flower of Jesse, pray for us 
Mary, issue of kings, pray for us 
Mary, chief work of God, pray for us 
Mary, the beloved of God, pray for us 
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, pray for us 
Mary, all fair, pray for us 
Mary, light in darkness, pray for us 
Mary, our sure rest, pray for us 
Mary, house of God, pray for us 
Mary, sanctuary of the Lord, pray for us 
Mary, altar of the Divinity, pray for us 
Mary, Virgin Mother, pray for us 
Mary, embracing your Infant God, pray for us 
Mary, reposing with Eternal Wisdom, pray for us 
Mary, ocean of bitterness, pray for us 
Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us 
Mary, suffering with your only Son, pray for us 
Mary, pierced with a sword of sorrow, pray for us 
Mary, torn with a cruel wound, pray for us 
Mary, sorrowful even unto death, pray for us 
Mary, bereft of all consolation, pray for us 
Mary, submissive to the law of God, pray for us 
Mary, standing by the Cross of Jesus, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady, pray for us 
Mary, Our Queen, pray for us 
Mary, Queen of glory, pray for us 
Mary, glory of the Church Triumphant, pray for us 
Mary, Blessed Queen, pray for us 
Mary, advocate of the Church Militant, pray for us 
Mary, Queen of Mercy, pray for us 
Mary, consoler of the Church Suffering, pray for us 
Mary, exalted above the angels, 
Mary, crowned with twelve stars, pray for us 
Mary, fair as the moon, pray for us 
Mary, bright as the sun, pray for us 
Mary, distinguished above all, pray for us 
Mary, seated at the right hand of Jesus, pray for us 
Mary, our hope, pray for us 
Mary, our sweetness, pray for us 
Mary, glory of Jerusalem, pray for us 
Mary, joy of Israel, pray for us 
Mary, honor of our people, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Loreto, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Czestochowa, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Victory, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of La Trappe, pray for us 
Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, pray for us

(Mary, Our Lady of Medjugorje, pray for us)

 

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord Jesus. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord Jesus. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord Jesus.

Son of Mary, hear us. 
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

I will declare your name unto my brethren. 
I will praise you in the assembly of the faithful.

 

Let Us Pray (Oremus) 
O Almighty God, Who beholds Thy servants earnestly desiring to place themselves under the shadow of the name and protection of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, grant, we beseech You, 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. Amen.