Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flowers For Our Lady

One of the books I am currently reading is Volume I of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's The Life of Christ. In this first volume, this mystic and stigmatist reveals a great deal about Our Lady's Immaculate Conception and birth. One thing that Our Lady revealed to Anne Catherine Emmerich was a novena prayer that would begin on  September 7 and continue for nine consecutive days. As today is the eve of Our Lady's Nativity, I thought I would share it here.
While Anne Catherine Emmerich's visions and revelations are not dogma or doctrine, there is nothing in this revelation or novena prayer that goes against Magesterial teaching or Sacred Scripture. This is a lovely spiritual bouquet to give to our Blessed Mother on her birthday. She does more for us than we will ever know; let's give her a little something back in gratitude to her and to Jesus who gave us this precious gift of His Mother.
Here is the revelation as given to Anne Catherine Emmerich which includes the novena prayer.

I saw the Blessed Virgin on the eve of her nativity. She said to me: "Whoever says this evening," (Sept. 7th) "nine times the Hail Mary lovingly and devoutly to honor the nine months spent in my mother's womb as also my birth, and continues the same devotion for nine consecutive days, daily gives to the angels nine flowers for a bouquet. This bouquet they bear to Heaven and offer to the Most Holy Trinity to obtain some favor for the one that prays."
~Revealed to Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), (a Catholic nun who suffered the pains of the stigmata), and who achieved a high level of sanctity during her holy and fruitful life.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you for this post Karinann.

God bless you.

Daily Grace said...

This is lovely Karinann. Thank you for sharing this.

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.