Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you, Mom, for the gift of life!

May God bless all of you mothers out there today and shower you with many graces.

For those deceased mothers, pray with me, the De Profundis.

De Profundis 
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word.My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn.More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord,For with the Lord is kindness and with Him is plenteous redemption;And He will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.

Of this, Fr. John A. Hardon, in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, writes:
Psalm 129 [130], "Out of the depths," which is one of the fifteen Gradual Psalms and the one of the seven Penitential Psalms. It is part of the Divine Office, generally recited or sung at Vespers, and always in the Office of the Dead. In the revised Handbook of Indulgences there is a partial indulgence granted for every recitation of De Profundis. Its theme is a plea for divine mercy and the expression of confident trust in God. In some countries this Psalm is recited to the ringing of the bell about 9 P.M., and in Ireland it was regularly said at Mass after the Last Gospel for the victims of former religious persecutions. 

 Last, but not least, we honor Mary, the Mother of God.

O Queen of heaven rejoice! alleluia:
 For He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,
Hath arisen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.  
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.  
Let us pray O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; grant, we beseech Thee, that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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