Thursday, November 30, 2006
"Hail and Blessed"
TADDEO DI BARTOLO
(b. 1362/63, Siena, d. 1422, Siena)
The painting depicts the Virgin Mary, St. John the Baptist and St. Andrew.
Today begins the unfailing Novena which must be said everyday 15 times until Christmas. In the past my children have said this novena for the intentions of twin baby girls, being able to fly, and for favorite Aunts to marry.
“Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment when the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in a stable, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ,and of His Blessed Mother. Amen."
Thanks for the reminder from Recta Ratio.