Mary, Mother and Teacher in the Spirit

[Most Catholics and many priests are unaware of the existence of the two volume Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary consisting of a sacramentary — a book of antiphons, prayers and the Mass– and a lectionary — the readings used during Mass.  There are 46 different Masses with their own prayers and a preface for the eucharistic prayer that can be used on a weekday or Saturday mornings under certain conditions.  The Marian sacramentary is a must for anyone with a deep love for Mary and the liturgy of the Church. Here is the preface for the Mass: Mary, Mother and Teacher in the Spirit.]

Father, all powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks
and, as we celebrate the memory of blessed Mary, ever-virgin,
to praise, to bless, and to proclaim your holy name.

So intimately does she share in the mystery of Christ
that she is still a mother,
continuing to give you children with the Church,
encouraging them by her love, and
drawing them by her example to pursue perfect charity.

She is the model of all
who live live by the Spirit of the gospel;
As we look up to her in prayer we learn
from her mind to love you above all things,
from her spirit to be rapt in contemplation of your Word, and
from her heart to serve the needs of others.

In our joy we sing to your glory with all the choirs of angels:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.




About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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