Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours by Martha Garcia

Yes, you read that right. Someone wrote a 32-page article on Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours. I am linking it for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more articles on Mary see Marian Studies, University of Dayton. I think you'll find a lot of it interesting. One of the many items  Martha Garcia covered in her article is shown below. Read the whole thing and celebrate Mary on her feast day. 


1st Reading from the Song of Songs (2:8-14; 8:6-7). The coming of the beloved. Response: Marian.

2nd Reading by St. Bede the Venerable (Lib. 1,4: CCL 122, 25-26, 30). The greatness of the Lord working in Mary.

From the hours for this feast: Oration(s): Keep us united in prayer with Mary; "with Mary may we praise you."

Marian Titles: Israel, white dawn, mother of mercy, queen of heaven.

Marian Themes: God's "loved one from the beginning"; "taken ... to live with him"; his chosen; one preserved beforehand from all sin; the Savior's "purest home and the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit"; the Lord's humble, lowly servant; mother of God's Son.

Brooklyn Museum - The Visitation (La visitation) - James Tissot