Take up the Cross of Christ and walk in His footsteps, then the Blessed Virgin will be by your side as she was by His. From the Ninth Experience of Raymond Nader with Saint Sharbel.
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You Have Found Favor With God
Today is the feast of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary.
“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30
Blessed Are You...
"Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” Luke 1:45
Make Us Spiritual Temples
You were placed in the womb of the Virgin, make us spiritual temples, and enlighten us with your splendid light. Maronite Liturgy
Sanctified From Your Conception
Dec 8, Feast of The Immaculate Conception
“Blessed are you, Virgin and Mother, sanctified from your conception".
"Just as Jesus is described as the New Adam, Mary is the New Eve. Ephrem wrote: “The two women were pure and simple, Mary and Eve. One of them, however, became the cause of our death and the other, the cause of our life. Eve, by hearing the word of the serpent conceived evil and brought death. Mary, by hearing the Word of God, conceived Jesus and brought life”.
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Grant us to celebrate with joyful spirits and exalted hearts the announcement of your conception, the dawn of our salvation. Maronite Liturgy
September 8 is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. The Church honors Mary, who is blessed among women, and considers this day as the beginning of our salvation in her Son, Jesus Christ. May the prayers of the Virgin Mary, protect us. Amen. Maronite Liturgy
Hail Mary! In your virginity, you became the mother of the mighty One who fills heaven and earth. Maronite Liturgy
If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon Our Lady. Just say this simple prayer, “Mary, mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.” I must admit, this prayer has never failed me. – Mother Teresa
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