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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ave Maria! The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

All hail the great and glorious Blessed Virgin Mary, the most Holy Mother of God, hail!—CCC 963-975.

Mary, who through a unique grace of God, was preserved from original sin and born the Immaculate!—St. Luke 1:28.

Mary, the most holy Mother of our Redeemer Jesus Christ, hail!

Mary, the perfect disciple and icon of the Holy Spirit, hail!

Mary, our Lord accepted your intercession and performed His first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana.—St. John 2:1-12.

Mary, the Lord gave us to you as your children and you to us to be our Mother.—St. John 19:25-29.

Ad Jesum per Mariam.

Mary our Mother: pray for us!

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