Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Tomorrow is the Feast of Divine Mercy, and the Church has for many years called on Mary as Mother of Mercy – particularly in the prayer, “Hail Holy Queen”:
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to thee do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.
On this Saturday (traditionally “Mary’s Day” in the Catholic Church") let us honor her who by the power of the Holy Spirit, said “Yes” and became the Mother of Jesus, our Life, our Sweetness and our Hope. The union between Jesus and Mary is unique and beyond any other union of love between son and mother. Her Mercy is one with His in a unique way for she loved Him with the fullness of her being.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us that we may receive through you all the graces we need to become Merciful as our Heavenly Father is Merciful. Especially in praying your Rosary, and meditating on the mysteries of your life with Jesus on this earth, may we become more and more children worthy of so noble a Mother.