Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother
“…and on her head a crown of twelve stars…”
After our family rosary this evening, Rose helped decorate the birthday cake for our Blessed Mother, with her Marian Shining Light Dolls, and then she lit the candles while we sang “Happy Birthday!” ♥
Here is a beautiful traditional prayer for today from Maiden & Mother: Prayers, Hymns, Devotions, and Songs to the Beloved Virgin Mary Throughout the Year:
Mary, purest flower of earth,
Mary, gate of heaven,
Mary, who to nature’s dearth
Mercy’s fount hast given;
Mary, Queen of virtues rarest,
Mary, who salvation barest,
Mary, house with treasures stored,
Lead me to my King adored.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.