Hail, O Lady,
Mary, holy Mother of God,
who are the Virgin made Church,
chosen by the most Holy Father in heaven
whom He consecrated with His most holy beloved Son
and with the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
in whom there was and is
all fullness of grace and every good.
Hail His Palace!
Hail His Tabernacle!
Hail His Dwelling!
Hail His Robe!
Hail His Servant!
Hail His Mother!
And hail, all You holy virtues
which are poured into the hearts of the faithful
through the grace and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit,
that from being unbelievers,
You may make them faithful to God.
As we begin the month of May, a month especially dedicated to Our Lady, the faithful offer up fervent, loving prayer and veneration to the Blessed Mother. This observance of a “Marian Month” is set within the 50 Days of Easter, the longest Liturgical Season in the Roman Catholic Church. We are reminded of Our Lady’s participation in the Paschal mystery and in our Church beginning at Pentecost. Mary is the glorified Queen of Heaven; Our Lady of the Angels.
Read more about St. Francis’ indescribable love of Mary in a reflection written by one the 2017 graduates of our own Archbishop Curley High School.