St. John the Evangelist saw a woman crowned with twelve stars, clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet. According to the commentators, this woman is the Blessed Virgin Mary, with her virtues and her privileges, especially that of her divine maternity.
Thus originated the Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which many saints made it a practice to recite frequently.
St. Louis De Montfort even gave this prayer to his religious families (The Montfort Fathers and the Daughters of Wisdom) as their morning prayer. He also recommended it to all those who embrace the devotion of the holy and loving Jesus through Mary. Continue reading “the little crown”
This is a reblog of a reblog of a reblog…and I wouldn’t be surprised if next year the pattern is repeated, giggles!
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St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena Begins!
Today begins St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena and if you have not already adopted this prayer into your Advent Season in the past; I do so verily hope you will consider adding it into this year!
St. Andrew Christmas Novena
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
(15 x’s per day for 25 days – Christmas!)
extra hugs n’ blessings for all of you who do!
it’s the monday giggles…
If a man does not keep pace with his companions
perhaps it is because he hears the beat
of his own drum.
Henry David Thoreau
Continue reading “marching to the beat!”