Monday, 11 August 2008

Visiting Our Lady Around the House

Our house is filled with images of Our Lady and our young ones particularly enjoy making a little walking litany around the house on the way up to bed. They take turns identifying the particular title of Our Lady and everyone responds in song "Ora Pro Nobis" (pray for us). Once in a great while, we do a longer form which includes a special intention and a related song at each spot. Some of these, by the way, are not the official names of the pictures, but titles of Our Lady that seemed appropriate to the image.

Our Lady of the Annuciation

We pray that more people will say yes to God.

Song: Gabriel's Message

Our Lady of Fatima

We pray for devotion to Our Lady and for the repentance of sinners. We pray in reparation for offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Song: Immaculate Mary (Fatima version)

Our Lady of Good Counsel

We pray for teachers and parents.

Song: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

We pray for students and all who need truth.

Song: Hail Holy Queen

Our Lady of Lourdes

We pray for devotion to the Immaculate Conception and for all who are sick or disabled.

Song: Immaculate Mary

Our Lady of Guadalupe

We pray for the unborn, for refugees and immigrants and for all who are oppresed or in danger.

Song: Santa Maria del Camino

Mother Thrice Admirable

We pray for faith in young people.

We don't have this picture hanging anywhere in our home yet. The girls really wanted to include her because of their involvement in the Schoenstatt movement through some local girls' groups. They also know some special songs associated with her that I don't know yet.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

We pray for the suffering and the dying, for soldiers, for those in prison and any who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

Song: Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star