by St. Thomas Aquinas
Blessed! Who is this blessed one Whom every age shall praise? And who spoke this prophetic word Of all the coming days? Mary, the Mother of our God, With soul inspired by grace; So in our hearts and on our lips Let her sweet praise have place.
O Virgin pure! O blessed one! We hail thee lovingly; Rejoicing while our lips fulfill Thy words of prophecy. And most we love in thy fair month To sing thy purity, And how the Mighty One hath done Such wonderous things to thee. And while we praise, and while we bless, Our hearts call out to thee, O Mary, Mother, for His sake Do thou our Mother be!
Virgin full of goodness, Mother of Mercy, I recommend to thee my body and my soul, my thoughts, my actions, my life, and my death. O my Queen! help me, and deliver me from all the snares of the devil; obtain for me the grace of loving my Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, with a true and perfect love, and after Him, O Mary, to love thee with all my heart and above all things. Amen.
Oh ... Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother of God) Pray for us.
The Name of Mary by Bernard of Clairvaux
The name Mary means "star of the sea" and is most suitably fitting for a virgin mother. For she is most appropriately compared to a star, because, just as a star emits its rays without being corrupted, so the Virgin gave birth to her Son without any injury to her virginity. When the star emits its rays, this does not make it less bright, and neither does the Son diminish his Mother's virginal integrity.
The Holy Virgin Mary in the Syrian Orthodox Church by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
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