A contemplative community in formation of the Institute of Saint Joseph
Friday, January 1, 2010
Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
Today is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite and the Feast of the Circumcision (the Eighth Day of the Octave of Christmas) in the Extraordinary Form. Both have prayers in honor of the Mother of God, Mary, most Holy.
Each evening, after Vespers, we sing this chant to our Blessed Mother, asking her intercession and protection. Know that you all are included in our nightly petitions to her, the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, OUR Mother!
Translation: We take refuge under thy protection, holy Mother of God: Do not despise our prayers in time of necessity: but always free us from all dangers, O blessed and glorious Virgin.