Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Our Lady of Guadalupe Day!

Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!
Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the wheat sheaf, Christ the living Bread;
Mary the rose tree, Christ the Rose blood-red!
Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood’
Mary the chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the temple, Christ the temple’s Lord;
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest;
Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the mother, Christ the mother’s Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.

“Mary the Dawn” Words: anonymous poet; The poem now exists in its edited form by the Dominican Sisters of Summit (1972).Mary the Dawn by Kathleen Lundquiest is available from

This is a hymn from this morning's lauds, I heard at Isn't it pretty? I've been trying to be consistent about praying the morning prayer with this site while drinking tea ever since I read The Little Oratory (great btw!) and a wise priest suggested I try to pray first thing in the morning, even if Addie distracts me or stops me halfway.

I haven't abandoned this blog... I promise! I have trying to make a home, cook, take care of a small child, work outsider the home (!), organize a youth group and have a life generally speaking. It's been hard... the social aspect has been the first to suffer. But morning lauds is really organizing me and helping me have peace.

Here we are this morning with our lauds.

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