Oh, Dearest Mother, Sweetest Virgin of Altagracia, our Patroness. You are our Advocate and to you we recommend our needs. You are our Teacher and like disciples we come to learn from the example of your holy life. You are our Mother, and like children, we come to offer you all of the love of our hearts. Receive, dearest Mother, our offerings and listen attentively to our supplications. Amen.



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Posted: Feb 11 2007 at 12:55am | IP Logged Quote Helen

Seeds of devotion
In an effort to make all devotees of Our Lady comfortable here at Hidden Treasure, here is a small meditation using the Seven Joys of Our Lady.

Wherever you find yourself among the devotees of Our Lady, we welcome you to to comment, ask questions, and share your discoveries.

Annunciation
We first recognize Mary as the mother of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We are drawn in to find out more about this unique person in the life of Our Lord.

Visitation
Sent by an angel, she comes to us sent because of our great need. Mary brings the grace of her Son, leading us to sanctification as she brought sanctification to St. John the Baptist in the womb of St. Elizabeth. We leap for joy.

Birth of Christ
We begin to see more clearly the life of Christ and the great sacrifices He made for us because we now see things through the eyes of Mary. She brings us greater understanding and reverence for her Son.

The Visit of the Magi
Gifts of grace and healing are brought to us because of Our Ladyís generosity. As children of Mary, She keeps nothing for herself. We benefit from her goodness. Everything given to her is handed out to her children.

Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
She finds us and helps us in our darkest moments. She accompanies us through those dark times when our sufferings have brought us so low that we canít seem to find Jesus. But really we are with her looking for Him. In her presence we find the Lord.

Resurrection
More committed than ever to her, we demonstrate our commitment to her in daily prayer. Nothing seems too small or great to offer to our Heavenly Mother and Queen. We realize the benefit of this devotion.

Assumption/Queenship
The final step in our devotion: we invite Our Lady to reign as the Immaculate as Queen of our hearts.


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