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One Minute Reflection – 12 September – The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

One Minute Reflection – 12 September – The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

When the appointed time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman.….Galatians 4:4galatians 4 4

REFLECTION – “This most holy, sweet and worthy name was eminently fitted to so holy, sweet and worthy a virgin.   For Mary means a bitter sea, star of the sea, the illuminated or illuminatrix.   Mary is interpreted Lady.   Mary is a bitter sea to the demons;  to men she is the Star of the sea;  to the Angels she is illuminatrix and to all creatures she is Lady.” … St Bonaventure (1217-1274) Seraphic Doctorthis most holy sweet and worthy name - st bonaventure.2

PRAYER – Heavenly Father, assist us at all times to obtain a spirit of worthy penance, for our sins and that of all the world.   To the invocation of Your Divine Son, Jesus, we call on the intercession of His holy Mother to aid us on our pilgrimage.   With great affection and confidence, we honour the Holy Hearts and invoke the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, to be our constant source of pure assistance and succour.   Blessed Virgin, Most Holy Mother, pray for us. Amenblessed virgin holy mother pray for us