Sunday, April 05, 2009

Palm Sunday AND Day One of Bl. Margaret Novena

Today we began Holy Week by celebrating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

It is also nine days to the feast of Bl. Margaret of Castello, so the Bl. Margaret of Castello Guild is beginning a novena to Bl. Margaret today. I'll be posting the novena prayers here so that my loyal readership can join in. Remember: Little Margaret has only been waiting SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS to be raised to the altar!

Bl. Margaret Novena, Day One

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, in embracing your life just as it was, you gave us an example of resignation to the Will of God. In so accepting God’s Will, you knew that you would grow in virtue, glorify God, save your own soul, and help the souls of your neighbors. Obtain for me the grace to recognize the Will of God in all that may happen to me in my life, and so resign myself to it. Obtain for me also the special favor which I now ask through your intercession with God.

Let us pray:

O God, by whose Will the blessed virgin, Margaret, was blind from birth, that the eyes of her mind being inwardly enlightened, she might think without ceasing on You alone: be the light of our eyes, that we may be able to flee the shadows in this world, and reach the home of never-ending light. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, glorify your servant blessed Margaret, by granting the favor we so ardently desire. This we ask in humble submission to God’s Will, for His Honor and Glory, and the salvation of souls. Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…

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