Consecration Renewal – Day 31

Day 31 of Consecration Preparation from 2008 (or renewal)

From “Mary, Human and Holy” (Antonio Bello)
Chapter 30: Woman of the Final Hour

“Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”

The Hail Mary…those few words…are they, “…pushing one toward the line separating time from eternity. Or are they drawing one back into a remote past laden with memories?”

Holy Mary, woman of the final hour, when the great evening comes for us and the sun sinks into twilight, come to our side to help us face the night. You have already experienced this with Jesus when, at his death, the sun was eclipsed and a great darkness fell over the whole earth. Stay with us too when we die. Place yourself under our cross and watch over us at our hour of darkness. Free us from the terror of the abyss. Even in the eclipse, give us rays of hope. Let death, however, find us alive!…

When our time comes to give ourselves over to the Father, and none of those present can respond to our pleas, as we sink into that loneliness which even our dearest loved ones cannot fill, offer us your head as our last cushion.

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  1. No other words necessary…

  2. That’s what I thought.

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