9th Day – The Assumption and Coronation of Mary in Heaven
O Mary, Our Mother
we come to this place
where you who are sinless
appeared full of grace.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!
Make the sign of the cross.
– In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
As Mary was linked to the Passion of her Son, so also is she linked to His Resurrection. Let us not look among the dead for her who is living. She has entered into the Kingdom.
Every person is called to enter into the Kingdom. On the Last Day, it is on love that we will be judged whatever our religion may have been. This is why we shall pray for relations between religious. That each of them may inspire love in those who follow them, and that agreement and never war may reign.
Recite the Our Father.
Recite one decade of the Rosary thinking about the Mystery being contemplated.
Hail Mary, full of grace;
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit who is now and shall be evermore Amen!
You prepared Mary to be the Mother of your Son.
By her Immaculate Conception,
You protected her from sin, from all the wounds of sin.
This is why She had the strength to say “yes” in faith,
from the Annunciation to the Cross.
What you realized in Mary, Lord, is admirable.
We give you thanks.
In Lourdes, Lord, you prepared Bernadette
to be a witness to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
In the transparency of her heart,
in her humility and courage,
she thwarted all the tricks of the evil one,
What you realized in Bernadette, Lord, is admirable.
We give you thanks.
In these days before our pilgrimage Lord,
Prepare us to receive the grace of the Jubilee.
That we may be ready to receive Your word,
of which Mary is the echo;
Ready to be reconciled with You
And with our neighbors, close or distant;
Ready to experience this Church event
in fraternal communion, prayer and service.
May Mary guide us to the Grotto of Massabielle,
so that, on our return, we too may say with her
“The Lord has done great things for us”.