Friday, January 18, 2013

Hyperdulia – Veneration of Mary, Mother of God

by M. J. Joachim
Placed higher than other creatures
Remaining a creature, just the same
Humble woman, born of two parents
Blessed, sinless and without blame

Noble creature, God’s creation
Beyond ability to understand
Heaven’s blessing, gift to all
Beneath the Lord, above each man

O Word Incarnate, born of Mary
Dare we not sing her praises?
Cast all shadows from our hearts
To venerate her greatness

Photo Credit:  Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain, Rosario Weiss, La Virgen en Oracion (1840)

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