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  • Meditations on the Most Blessed Virgin, by Most Hon. Brother Philippe, translated from the French (Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1874). With Imprimatur and ecclesiastical approbation. May be read online, and available in various formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library.

On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. On this first day of the year of our Lord 2014, may we consecrate our lives to Jesus through Mary. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Holy Mary, our hope, seat of Wisdom, pray for us, that in all things God may be glorified!

“Then the angel said to her, Mary, do not be afraid; thou hast found favour in the sight of God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call him Jesus. He shall be great, and men will know him for the Son of the most High; the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob eternally… The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the most High will overshadow thee. Thus this holy offspring of thine shall be known for the Son of God.” (St. Luke 1:30-33,35New Advent Bible)

“No sooner had Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, than the child leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth herself was filled with the Holy Ghost; so that she cried out with a loud voice, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. How have I deserved to be thus visited by the mother of my Lord? Why, as soon as ever the voice of thy greeting sounded in my ears, the child in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed art thou for thy believing; the message that was brought to thee from the Lord shall have fulfilment.” (St. Luke 1:41-45, New Advent Bible)

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