Thursday, August 19, 2010

St John Eudes: Devoted To The Hearts Of Jesus And Mary

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St John Eudes. This saint has been called by the Holy See, the father, the doctor and the Apostle of devotion to the sacred hearts of Jesus and Mary because of his deep devotion and understanding of these sacred and immaculate hearts.
As we continue in this month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady, I offer you this beautiful prayer written by St John Eudes.
You can read more about the life of this saint here.
Salutation to the Glory of Mary
By St. John Eudes
  Hail Mary!  Daughter of God the Father,
Hail Mary!  Mother of God the Son,
Hail Mary!  Spouse of God the Holy Ghost,
Hail Mary!  Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity,
Hail Mary!  Celestial Rose of the ineffable love of God.
Hail Mary!  Virgin pure and humble, of whom the King of Heaven
willed to be born and with thy milk to be nourished.
Hail Mary!  Virgin of virgins,
Hail Mary!  Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a sword transfixed,
Hail Mary!  Lady most Blessed! unto whom all power in
Heaven and earth is given,
Hail Mary!  my Queen and my Mother!  my Life,
my Sweetness, and my Hope,
Hail Mary!  Mother most Amiable,
Hail Mary!  Mother most Admirable,
Hail Mary!  Mother of Divine Love,
Hail Mary!  IMMACULATE; Conceived without sin!
Hail Mary!  Full of Grace!  the Lord is with thee!
Blessed art thou among women!
And blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, JESUS!
Blessed by thy Spouse, St. Joseph,
Blessed by thy Father, St. Joachim,
Blessed by thy Mother, St. Anne,
Blessed by thy Guardian, St. John,
Blessed by thy Holy Angel, St. Gabriel,
Glory be to God the Father, who chose thee,
Glory be to God the Son, who loved thee,
Glory be to God the Holy Ghost, who espoused thee,
Glorious Virgin Mary, may all men love and praise thee,
Holy Mary, Mother of God! pray for us and bless us, now
and at death in the Name of JESUS, thy Divine Son!

This salutation was found in a book belonging to St. Margaret Mary after her death, and was promoted faithfully by Fr. Paul of Mall, O.S.B., Belgian Priest [1824-1896]

3 comments:

Daily Grace said...

Just beautiful!

Colleen said...

I did not know much about this saint! Thank you! Hugs!

Anne said...

Beautiful prayer! I'm curious to learn more about St. John Eudes. Thanks Karinann!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.