Thought for the Day – 12 September – Whenever I say Hail Mary

Thought for the Day – 12 September – Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

Mary, you are the vessel and tabernacle containing all mysteries.   You know what the Patriarchs never knew, you have experienced what was never revealed to the Angels, you have heard what the Prophets never heard.   In a word, all that was hidden from preceding generations was made known to you, even more, most of these wonders depended on you.

St Gregory Thaumarturgus  (c 213–270)

Whenever I say Hail Mary
Blessed Alan de la Roche (1428-1475)

Whenever I say Hail Mary
The court of heaven rejoices
And the earth is lost in wonderment
And I despise the world
And my heart is brim full
Of the love of God.

When I say Hail Mary,
All my fears wilt and die
And my passions are quelled.

If I say Hail Mary,
Devotion grows within me
And sorrow for sin awakens.

When I say Hail Mary
Hope is made strong in my breast
And the dew of consolation
Falls on my soul
more and more,
Because I say Hail Mary.
And my spirit rejoices
And sorrow fades away
When I say
Hail Mary.ave-maria-for-the-memorial-of-st-simon-de-rojas-28-sept-2018.jpg



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