Friday, 2 November 2012

A prayer to Our Lady

Mystical Rose, I praise God's glory unfolding in you.
Tower of David, fortress of truth, pray for us.
Tower of Ivory, beautiful as the dawn, pray for us.
House of Gold, tabernacle of sweetness, pray for us.
Ark of the Covenant, tent of divine mercy, pray for us.
Gate of Heaven, entrance to paradise, pray for us.
Morning Star, star of the sea, pray for us.
Immaculate Pilgrim, light beyond hope, pray for us.
Mother of Fairest Love, Mother of divine beauty,
Mother of all graces, Mother of God, pray for us.

Illustration: Mother of Mercy at the Gate of Dawn, Vilnius. For more on this shrine, go here.