See this legally free ebook:
- The Woman Blessed by All Generations; or Mary, the Object of Veneration, Confidence and Imitation to All Christians, by Rev. Raphael Melia, D.D. (Longmans, Green & Co., 1868). May be read online and available in various formats (pdf, epub, djvu, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at Google Books.
On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin 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). O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
“Into her presence the angel came, and said, Hail, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women… 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.” (St Luke 1:28,41-42)
“O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful… make us worthy of the glory of thy Son, O dearest and most clement Virgin Mother. Thou indeed art our only hope, most sure and sacred in God’s sight…” (St. Ephrem the Syrian [306-373 AD])