Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Lady of Sorrows

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Our Mother and Patroness, Holy Mary,
We deliver ourselves to your faithful protection and your special care,
now, for every day, and at the hour of our death.
We seek refuge in the bosom of your mercy,
And we entrust our bodies and souls to you.

We entrust all our hopes and consolations,
all our sufferings and miseries, our lives and the end of our lives
that through your most holy intercession and your merits,
all our works may be directed and performed
according to your will and that of your Son.

Our Lady! Our Mother! We wholly offer ourselves to you,
and to give you a proof of our love, we now consecrate to you
our eyes, our mouths, our ears, our hearts and in a word our whole beings.
Since therefore we are yours, O Good Mother,
preserve and defend us as your own possession.
Since therefore we are yours, O Good Mother,
intercede for Holy Cross College, that God may bless the college abundantly
so that it may do your son’s work on earth. Amen.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Blessed Basil Moreau, pray for us.
Blessed Br. Andre, pray for us.
- 1859 Directory of the Congregation of Holy Cross

1 comment:

Mary Liz said...

Happy (belated) feastday! You and your brothers were especially in my prayers yesterday.