Marian Prayer Of Saint Gregory Of Narek (A.D. 1010)

November 12, 2017
MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT GREGORY OF NAREK (A.D. 1010)

Assist me by the wings of your prayers,
O you who are called the Mother of the living,
so that on my exit from this valley of tears
I may be able to advance without torment
to the dwelling of life
that has been prepared for us
to lighten the end of a life burdened by my iniquity.

Healer of the sorrows of Eve,
change my day of anguish into a feast of gladness.
Be my Advocate,
ask and supplicate.
For as I believe in your inexpressible purity,
so do I also believe in
the good reception that is given to your word.

O you who are blessed among women,
help me with your tears
for I am in danger.
Bend the knee to obtain my reconciliation,
O Mother of God.

Be solicitous for me for I am miserable, Read the rest of this entry »

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Marian Prayer Of Saint Gregory Of Narek (A.D. 1010)

November 12, 2016
MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT GREGORY OF NAREK (A.D. 1010)

Assist me by the wings of your prayers,
O you who are called the Mother of the living,
so that on my exit from this valley of tears
I may be able to advance without torment
to the dwelling of life
that has been prepared for us
to lighten the end of a life burdened by my iniquity.

Healer of the sorrows of Eve,
change my day of anguish into a feast of gladness.
Be my Advocate,
ask and supplicate.
For as I believe in your inexpressible purity,
so do I also believe in
the good reception that is given to your word.

O you who are blessed among women,
help me with your tears
for I am in danger.
Bend the knee to obtain my reconciliation,
O Mother of God.

Be solicitous for me for I am miserable, Read the rest of this entry »


Marian Prayer Of Saint Gregory Of Narek (A.D. 1010)

November 12, 2015
MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT GREGORY OF NAREK (A.D. 1010)

Assist me by the wings of your prayers,
O you who are called the Mother of the living,
so that on my exit from this valley of tears
I may be able to advance without torment
to the dwelling of life
that has been prepared for us
to lighten the end of a life burdened by my iniquity.

Healer of the sorrows of Eve,
change my day of anguish into a feast of gladness.
Be my Advocate,
ask and supplicate.
For as I believe in your inexpressible purity,
so do I also believe in
the good reception that is given to your word.

O you who are blessed among women,
help me with your tears
for I am in danger.
Bend the knee to obtain my reconciliation,
O Mother of God.

Be solicitous for me for I am miserable, Read the rest of this entry »


May 13: Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2009

Pray your rosary!


Meditation on a Meditation: At the Foot of the Cross

April 8, 2009

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At the foot of the cross, we were so much the object of thought of both mother and Son that the Savior looking down on her with love as he was dying spoke to her a last time. He spoke, not of himself, nor of her, but of us only. … He presented us all to Mary in the person of John as he said to her: “Woman, behold your son.” — Blessed Basil Moreau (JTC p. 129, Sermons)

It is a common wisdom that at times of physical or emotional suffering there is a kind of relief that comes when we focus on the suffering of another—when we minister to others in need. The Works of Mercy are offered for the sake of another but also have the effect of lessening our own suffering.

There are several devotions which help focus this sympathetic response in us. I first experienced the power of these meditations while on a day-long Stations of the Cross which passed through the neighborhoods of Canto Grande, Peru. Arriving at the fourth station where Jesus meets his mother, an image of Mary was brought out to meet our traveling image of Christ crucified. An outbreak of tears throughout the crowd released countless burdens as the people witnessed the power of a mother’s sorrow at the suffering of her son.

In my own life, the contemplation of Mary’s sorrows at the foot of the cross has many times relieved blinding physical pain no medication could touch. Read the rest of this entry »


Requiescat In Pace, Karen Carpenter

March 2, 2009

No one who sings the Ave so beautifully should be forgotten in death. Say one Hail Mary for Karen.


Catholic China News

May 16, 2008