Mary's Little Office

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Walking & Waiting

Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come.

Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

Let your hearts be filled with hope and joy at hearing this fair and sweet prophecy: A Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son. These words contain the salvation of the world, as these others express its perdition: 'The woman took of the fruit of the tree, and did eat, and gave unto her husband.' 
This Virgin promised to us has at length come: the divine Fruit is in her womb. 

O Emmanuel, God with us, Christ the Son of God, who didst announce that thou wouldst be born of a Virgin, and didst, as Lord, create Mary, the Mother whose Son thou art: grant us, that being, like her, created by thee out of nothing, we may be rewarded, like her, for our faith in thee.  Amen.

The Liturgical Year
Dom Prosper GuĂ©ranger O. S. B.
Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1867.

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