Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mother of Our Shepherd, pray for us


William Adolphe Bouguereau

"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal." 
~~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church 

To read about the title of Mary as Shepherdess of the Divine Shepherd, go here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Barbara, I really like St. Bernard's words on Mary and the painting is gorgeous! God Bless.


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