Monday, September 8, 2008

Our Lady's Birthday

Of your charity, please salute Our Lady today on this the feast of her birth, nine months after the feast of her Immaculate Conception:

Ave, Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

And after the Angelic salutation, to which St Elizabeth's blessing of Our Lady is attached, please, when praying to Holy Mary, remember me, a sinner in need of prayers:

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ.  Amen.

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