My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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The Holy Name of Mary

September 2018 004

Originally, Pope Innocent XI started this special Feast Day in thanksgiving for the victory of  John Sobieski, King of Poland over militant Islam. The Feast Day was taken off of the calendar after Vatican II, but replaced by St. Pope John Paul II in 2002, one year after the terrorist attacks on September 11.   

The Holy Name of Mary

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

Heavenly Father, of Whom Mary is the Daughter, Have mercy on us.
Eternal Word, of Whom Mary is the Mother, Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, of Whom Mary is the spouse, Have mercy on us.
Divine Trinity, of Whom Mary is the Handmaid, Have mercy on us.

Mary, Mother of the Living God, pray for us.**
Mary, daughter of the Light Eternal,**
Mary, our light,**
Mary, our sister,**
Mary, flower of Jesse,**
Mary, issue of kings,**
Mary, chief work of God,**
Mary, the beloved of God,**
Mary, Immaculate Virgin,**
Mary, all fair,**
Mary, light in darkness,**
Mary, our sure rest,**
Mary, house of God,**
Mary, sanctuary of the Lord,**
Mary, altar of the Divinity,**
Mary, Virgin Mother,**
Mary, embracing thy Infant God,**
Mary, reposing with Eternal Wisdom,**
Mary, ocean of bitterness,**
Mary, suffering with thine only Son,**
Mary, pierced with a sword of sorrow,**
Mary, torn with a cruel wound,**
Mary, sorrowful even to death,**
Mary, bereft of all consolation,**
Mary, submissive to the law of God,**
Mary, standing by the Cross of Jesus,**
Mary, Our Lady,**
Mary, Our Queen,**
Mary, Queen of glory ,**
Mary, glory of the Church Triumphant,**
Mary, Blessed Queen,**
Mary, advocate of the Church Militant,**
Mary, Queen of Mercy,**
Mary, consoler of the Church Suffering,**
Mary, exalted above the Angels,**
Mary, crowned with twelve stars,**
Mary, fair as the moon,**
Mary, bright as the sun,**
Mary, distinguished above all,**
Mary, seated at the right hand of Jesus,**
Mary, our hope,**
Mary, our sweetness,**
Mary, glory of Jerusalem,**
Mary, joy of Israel,**
Mary, honor of our people,**
Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception,**
Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption,**
Mary, Our Lady of Dolors,**
Mary, Our Lady of Mercy,**
Mary, Our Lady, Star of the sea,**
Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary,**
Mary, Our Lady of Victory,**
Mary, Our Lady of La Trappe,**
Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel,**

Lamb of God, Who didst rejoice Mary,
Spare us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who didst afflict Mary,
Graciously hear us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who didst glorify Mary,
Have mercy on us, O Lord Jesus.

Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.
V. I will declare thy name unto my brethren.
R. I will praise thee in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Us Pray:

O Almighty God, Who beholdest Thy servants earnestly desirous of placing themselves under the shadow of the name and protection of the Most Holy Virgin Mary; vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, that by her charitable intercession, we may be delivered from all evil on earth, and may arrive at everlasting joys in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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Richard of St. Laurence states "there is not such powerful help in any name, nor is there any other name given to men, after that of Jesus, from which so much salvation is poured forth upon men as from the name of Mary." He continues, "that the devout invocation of this sweet and holy name leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high degree of glory in the next."
After the most sacred name of Jesus, the name of Mary is so rich in every good thing, that on earth and in heaven there is no other from which devout souls receive so much grace, hope, and sweetness.
Hence Richard of St. Laurence encourages sinners to have recourse to this great name, "because it alone will suffice to cure them of all their evils;" and "there is no disorder, however malignant, that does not immediately yield to the power of the name of Mary." The Blessed Raymond Jordano says, "that however hardened and diffident a heart may be, the name of this most Blessed Virgin has such efficacy, that if it is only pronounced that heart will be wonderfully softened." Moreover, it is well known, and is daily experienced by the clients of Mary, that her powerful name gives the particular strength necessary to overcome temptations against purity.