"...We humbly entreat Thee, that ... Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bless † and sanctify † these candles for the service of men and for the health of their bodies and souls..."
Hail Mary, Mother of God, Virgin Mother, Morning Star, Vessel of Honor.
This Advent has been a busy and fruitful season for Our Lady of Grace Sodality, an apostolate of the Community for young ladies who desire to deepen their spiritual lives through Marian consecration and service of the Church.
Queen conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Our charism statement begins, "In union with Mary...," and this Marian relationship shapes and characterizes our lives of consecration.
O Mary, my Mother, by the merits of thy Divine Son, obtain for me the grace to faithfully and generously give myself to Him!
O Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Queen of the Angels, pray for us!
O God, in whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of sorrow pierced the most sweet soul of the glorious Mary, Mother and Virgin: grant in thy mercy, that we who call to mind her sorrows with veneration, may obtain the happy effect of thy Passion.