Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our Lady on Saturday - and Fatima Devotions

O Lady of Fatima, hail,
Immaculate Mother of grace:
O pray for us, help us to-day,
Thou hope of the human race!

This morning will feature a third Mass in honour of Our Lady this week, and Monday will bring the feast of her Seven Sorrows, so we are in the midst of a September run of Marian feasts; today, we commemorate St Mary the Virgin (as the English call her) with a special Saturday Mass and Office; which Mass, at 9am - it being the 13th of the month - will be followed at the Pro. with Benediction and Litany of Loreto, in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.

Concede nos famulos tuos, quæsumus, Domine Deus, perpetua mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere: et, gloriosa beatæ Mariæ semper Virginis intercessione, a præsenti liberari tristitia, et æterna perfrui lætitia. Per...

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