Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Blessed feast of Mary, Mother of God!
Salutation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Francis of Assisi
Hail Lady, Holy Queen, Holy Mary Theotokos,
who art the Virgin made church
and the One elect by the Most Holy Father of Heaven,
whom He consecrated with His Most Holy beloved Son
and with the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete;
Thou in whom was and is all fullness of grace and every good.
Hail His Palace;
Hail His Tabernacle;
Hail His Home.
Hail His Vestment;
Hail His Handmaid;
Hail His Mother
And hail all you holy virtues,
which through the grace and illumination of the Holy Spirit
are infused into the hearts of the faithful,
so that from those unfaithful
you make them faithful to God.