Tuesday, January 01, 2013

the mother we share

"in the dead of night, i'm the only one here
and i will cover you, until you go-o-oh
cause if i told the truth, i will always be free
and keep a prize with me, until you go-o-oh 
i'm in misery where you can seem as old as your omens
and the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling
the way is long but you can make it easy on me
and the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling" (CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share, 2012)
one of my favourite icon is Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  the two angels above her shoulders are holding the tools for her only Son's upcoming Passion.  He is scared, to the point that one of His sandals falls off.  He is not ready for the Cross quite yet.  and so, the mother we share, protects Him too, until the time comes.

as i mentioned last year, "behind every good man there is a woman, then behind every good priest there is Mary, there is the Church."  today (a holy day of obligation), we celebrate the Holy Mother of God, the mother we share!  she will always be by your side.

let us start 2013, with praying the Memorare, another favourite prayer of mine:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.  (wikipedia.org)
Souvenez-vous, ô très miséricordieuse Vierge Marie, qu'on n'a jamais entendu dire qu'aucun de ceux qui ont eu recours à votre protection, imploré votre assistance ou réclamé votre secours, ait été abandonné. Animé d'une pareille confiance, ô Vierge des vierges, ô ma Mère, je cours vers vous, je viens à vous et, gémissant sous le poids de mes péchés, je me prosterne à vos pieds. Ô Mère du Verbe ne rejetez pas mes prières, mais écoutez-les favorablement et daignez les exaucer. Amen.  (fr.wikipedia.org)
happy holy New Year!  peace.

ps.  this new song is insane in the brain.  i love it.  it was #27 of SiriusXMU's Top 41 Countdown for 2012. check it:

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