Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day Ten of Twelve Days with Mary

Ancient prayer of Protection

My altar for the Immaculate Conception Feast Day

I salute you, Glorious Virgin, star more
brilliant than the sun,
redder than the freshest rose,
whiter than any lily,
higher in heaven than any of the saints.

The whole earth revers you, accept my praise
and come to my aid. In the midst of your so
glorious days in heaven, do not forget the miseries
of this earth:
turn your gaze of kindness on all those who suffer
and struggle and whose lips are soaked
in the bitterness of this life.

Have pity on those who loved each other
and were torn apart.
Have pity on the loneliness of the heart,
on the feebleness of our faith,
on the objects of our tenderness.
Have pity on those who weep,
on those who pray,
on those who tremble.
Give everyone hopefulness and peace.

Ancient prayer of Protection translated by Andrew Harvey

This is Day ten in our twelve day pilgrimage of Mary.
I am behind in visiting, but I will be by tonight for sure!!

If you would like to join us, please visit
Rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon


  1. This is a wonderful prayer.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  2. This glorious shrine brought a stillness to my heart.

  3. a lovely prayer with deep emotions! I especially like the star-shaped lights surrounding your stunning altar!

  4. So wonderful here. Thank you for sharing all of this beauty.

  5. I am in awe of your 'alter'! Such a glorious tribute to our Mother.

  6. Yes, this is a very beautiful prayer and particularly poignant today for our school. One of our dear maintenance staff died two weeks ago at 37 and the funeral mass was this morning--so many family members including his wife, children, parents, and brothers. Your altar is beautiful, as always.

  7. Your altar...it's divine and now I know what I am missing...
    I need some fairy lights too! I loved the prayer...especially
    the part after the the colon...such a generous plea for all of humanity.
    ♥ ♥ ♥


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