04 May 2011

"We crown thee with love..."

Today we had the Crowning of the Blessed Mother and Child at the Mass for our students, when all of them presented flowers in the Lady Chapel...

Almighty and merciful God, who, out of the wondrous love wherewith thou hast loved us, that thou mightest deliver us from the power of the evil one, didst will that thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, should come down upon earth, and at the message of an Angel take flesh from the most holy womb of our Lady, blessed Mary, and undergo the death of the Cross, and on the third day rise gloriously from the dead: We implore thee mercifully to bless these crowns, with which we seek to give honour to the Holy Virgin, and worship to the Infant Jesus; that we, remaining steadfast in the true Faith, may come unto life eternal; through the same Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.