Hail Mary,Full of Grace
When first we came into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, I remember one of my dear Protestant friends said I would become a"Marian" and, she added a few other things. I did not think so, and said that I would always be "Christ centered."
Surprise! Without our Blessed Mother, we did not have the Baby Jesus, who was the Christ. As I grew and studied, she became my Mother - not because I studied and decided to believe it - but she became my Mother because, in Truth, she is my Blessed Mother.
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary,
never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come,
before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Hail Mary,Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruitof thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.