The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary: 
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of 
our death. Amen. 

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. 

Hail Mary … 

And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. 

Hail Mary … 


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray: 

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen. 

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card
“I am the servant of the Lord.” 
These are so beautiful! I’m obsessed.

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

“I am the servant of the Lord.” 

These are so beautiful! I’m obsessed.

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card
“This is the Queen of Heaven, the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of 12 stars”

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Virgin Mary Antique Prayer Card

“This is the Queen of Heaven, the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of 12 stars”

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signum-crucis:

O Mother of Sorrows, as thy children, we are most at home with thee at the foot of the cross. Give every moment of our sufferings to our crucified Saviour that He may count our pains with His. Make us trust all to Him, and some day we shall see how good and tender He has been to us to give us the thorny crown.
—St Elizabeth Ann Seton

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O Mother of Sorrows, as thy children, we are most at home with thee at the foot of the cross. Give every moment of our sufferings to our crucified Saviour that He may count our pains with His. Make us trust all to Him, and some day we shall see how good and tender He has been to us to give us the thorny crown.

St Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Scènes de la vie de la Vierge: la Pâmoison de la Vierge (The Fainting of the Virgin)William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876La chapelle de la Vierge, Cathédrale de Saint-Louis, Poitou-Charentes La Rochelle
O holy Virgin, help us to remember that afflictions are steps to heaven. If we did not see the hand of God giving us this means of atonement, what aching hearts we would often have! But not so, for we use our sorrows in reparation for our abuse of grace, and we look to eternity for the enjoyment of perfect love.
—St Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Too many feelings <3 

Scènes de la vie de la Vierge: la Pâmoison de la Vierge (The Fainting of the Virgin)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876
La chapelle de la Vierge, Cathédrale de Saint-Louis, Poitou-Charentes La Rochelle

O holy Virgin, help us to remember that afflictions are steps to heaven. If we did not see the hand of God giving us this means of atonement, what aching hearts we would often have! But not so, for we use our sorrows in reparation for our abuse of grace, and we look to eternity for the enjoyment of perfect love.

St Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Crucifixion with Intercessors (The Crucifixion with Sts Paul and Francis) — Luini Bernardino
Have you ever remarked that practically every traditional representation of the Crucifixion always pictures Magdalene on her knees at the foot of the crucifix? But you have never yet seen an image of the Blessed Mother prostrate. John was there and he tells in his Gospel that she stood. He saw her stand. But why did she stand? She stood to be of service to us. She stood to be our minister, our Mother. If Mary could have prostrated herself at that moment as Magdalene did, if she could have only wept, her sorrow would have had an outlet. The sorrow that cries is never the sorrow that breaks the heart. It is the heart that can find no outlet in the fountain of tears which cracks; it is the heart that cannot have an emotional break-down that breaks. And all that sorrow was part of our purchase price paid by our Co-Redemptrix, Mary the Mother of God!
—Venerable Abp. Fulton J. Sheen, Calvary and the Mass: The Sanctus

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Crucifixion with Intercessors (The Crucifixion with Sts Paul and Francis)Luini Bernardino

Have you ever remarked that practically every traditional representation of the Crucifixion always pictures Magdalene on her knees at the foot of the crucifix? But you have never yet seen an image of the Blessed Mother prostrate. John was there and he tells in his Gospel that she stood. He saw her stand. But why did she stand? She stood to be of service to us. She stood to be our minister, our Mother. If Mary could have prostrated herself at that moment as Magdalene did, if she could have only wept, her sorrow would have had an outlet. The sorrow that cries is never the sorrow that breaks the heart. It is the heart that can find no outlet in the fountain of tears which cracks; it is the heart that cannot have an emotional break-down that breaks. And all that sorrow was part of our purchase price paid by our Co-Redemptrix, Mary the Mother of God!

—Venerable Abp. Fulton J. Sheen, Calvary and the Mass: The Sanctus

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Feast of the Holy Family

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them.

He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.

Lk 2:41-52

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Feast of the Holy Family
Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them.

He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.

Lk 2:41-52

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The Christ Child and the Blessed Mother

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The Christ Child and the Blessed Mother

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