Holy Mary, Mother of God

What a very special and full day today! The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the First Saturday of the month, the World Day of Peace, New Year’s Day, and Consecration Day for Paul of Harbour Star Reflections! May we all say a prayer for Paul today, and also in gratitude for his consecration.

Here is a lovely hymn that is printed in the Magnificat publication for today:

O Mother of almighty God,
Forever blest in all your ways,
Give us your own tranquility,
And strength and comfort all our days.

You are a strong and lovely tree,
The fruit of which is purest gold,
Whose branches spread to shelter us,
Whose quiet leaves all peace enfold.

Pray for us now and when we die,
That we may live and ever praise
The Father, Son and Spirit blest
In endless light and timeless days.


Yes, her “quiet leaves all peace enfold”.


5 Responses

  1. Amen.

  2. It is a lovely hymn and it makes for a beautiful prayer,,,which I proceeded to pray. May she hold us in a maternal embrace and carry us to everlasting peace in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  3. Hi Gypsy, and amen to your prayer, Terry.

    Yesterday I borrowed two films from the parish library – “A Brief Look at St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary”, and “Into Great Silence”. Hope I’ll have time to watch them this week. Sending both of you all good wishes and prayers for the upcoming week too.

  4. Did you get a chance to view the movies? Is the first one by Penny (and Husband whose first name I can’t recall) Lord? The other is the one made a couple years ago of the Carthusians,right? I think I would love to see that one. Let us know what you thought of them both, ok?
    Thank you for good wishes and prayers –they’re all being answered so beautifully, I may have to post about some!

  5. Hi Gypsy. No, what with all the studying and job-hunting I haven’t had a minute to watch either, but I definitely have to before this upcoming weekend…

    No, the first is by Fr. John Fletcher, CC (Companions of the Cross, an order which began here in Ottawa). Yes, the other is the one from the Carthusian monastery which I never had a chance to see when it first came out. I’ll definitely share some thoughts later.

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