Fearless Friday: Loving Mother of the Redeemer

As we near the end of the first week of Advent, I feel called to share this beautiful prayer to Our Lady. It is one of the antiphons available at the end of night prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours for the Advent Season.

May Our Lady pray for us and guide us during our Advent journey.

Loving Mother of the Redeemer

“Loving Mother of the Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, assist your people who have fallen, as we strive to rise again. To the wonderment of nature, you bore your Creator, yet remained a virgin after as before. You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting, have pity on us poor sinners.”

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  1. What a beautiful prayer Carol, thank you for sharing it. I have a question (or two) for you! Do you know of any books that have good advent meditations or for that matter where I can find daily advent reflections (preferably Catholic)? Also, I am very curious as to how you celebrate advent in your won home? How do you make it meaningful for you and your family? How do you teach your son about what matters?
    I hope you don’t mind me asking. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Hi Colleen,

      If you can get your hands on the advent issue of The Word Among Us, they have some lovely (Catholic) meditations based on each day’s mass readings. Or, you can read the meditations on their site (http://www.wau.org), which is what I do because their subscription is expensive (for us, anyway!).

      Andrew’s homeschooling curriculum (Catholic Heritage) has built in lessons for each week of Advent. We also have an advent wreathe that we light each night at supper when we say grace and my own makeshift advent calendar. (Very boring: I printed out a calendar and we use stickers to mark each day.)

      Other than that, we are just trying to watch the EWTN mass each day and I pray a decade of the rosary with Andrew each day. (We don’t have a car to get to mass).

      I hope that helps a little. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. amen amen amen

    “Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything?”
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  3. Thank you Carol! I appreciate that!
    Colleen…recently posted…Colleen On How To Be A Modern Day BombshellMy Profile

  4. thank you for praying. i’m feeling a lot better now. God bless!
    Pia…recently posted…TSMSS – You Belong to MeMy Profile

  5. That is such a lovely prayer, Carol. I love the title “Star of the Sea”. I’ve read that that is the meaning of Mary.
    Joann…recently posted…Sunday Snippets โ€” A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

  6. Alma Redemptoris Mater – Sweet Mother of the Redeemer. Here’s a link to the hymn in Gregorian chant that is sung in monasteries and convents and at parishes singing Compline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6vwh-XXLTU – this is the simplex tone.
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets โ€“ A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

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