St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Canticle of Mary

Luke 2: 41-55

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  And how does it happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

And Mary said,
" My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.  
For He has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness;  behold from now on will all ages call me blessed. 
The Mighty One has done great things for me, and Holy is His Name.
His mercy is from age to age to those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.
The hungry He has filled up with good things; the rich He has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel His servant, remembering His mercy,
according to the promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."

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