Sunday, August 29, 2010

Novena In Honor of Maria Bambina Day 8

Day 8: Mary, Queen of Angels

9 Day Reflections in Preparation for the feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 30- September 08,2010)

When we invoke Mary as “Queen of Angels” our eyes are opened to the infinite horizon of eternity, on heaven as the final destiny of glory that awaits us after our life on earth. Hence we are enabled to see this present life in its true aspect. In this way, our daily lives take on a new light and become the beginning of new “Glory” of the angels that Mary already enjoys that is mysteriously present even now.

On our journey toward God in this life, God provides us security for those who places their trust in him. We are strengthened by God and by Mary as well as the angels and saints in whom she is the ever queen. As we seen, the angels are always available to help us. They inspire us with faith and love at our liturgical gatherings so that we may worthily perform our worship.

They prepares us inwardly for the reception of the sacraments, for the church calls on their aid. Angels help us also in our warfare against the evil spirits. The new testament urges us to have faith in God and the faith in Christ and to make use of the armor of God. The angels give us the the help we need to resist the evil.

We share with the angels in the divine life, and we are like them creatures of God . Hence, they long for our salvation so that, we may join them in glorifying God and in enjoying the beatific vision. We should seek their assistance in order to repel the temptation of the evil one.

Angels also present our petition to God by joining their supplications to our requests. It is, therefore, to our advantage to call upon them, especially in the time of trial and above all at the hour of death, so that they may defend us from the attacks of our enemies and lead our souls to heaven.

As we have seen, we have also guardian angel, who keeps us in touch with heaven. We should love him and venerate him and to him with confidence. He is always our devoted friend, ever ready to help us on our way to heaven.

In honoring him, we honor God whom the angel represents on this earth.

Mary, Queen of Angels, Pray for us!

Novena Prayer

Day 8

Deign through the immense profusion of graces which the most high has enriched you from the first moment of your immaculate conception, grant me o celestial child, my petition and i shall eternally praise the goodness of your immaculate heart. Amen.

Hail Mary…

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