May 17th

Virgin Mary, all nature is blessed in you.

Blessed Lady, sky and stars, earth and rivers, day and night rejoice! Now all creation has been restored to life and rejoices that it is controlled and given splendor by men who believe in God.

Lady, full and overflowing with grace, all creation receives new life from your abundance. Virgin, blessed above all creatures, through your blessing all creation is blessed, not only creation from its Creator, but the Creator himself has been blessed by creation.

Truly the Lord is with you, to whom the Lord granted that all nature should owe as much to you as to himself.

St. Anselm, bishop

Rejoice, mother and heaven,
maiden and cloud, virgin and throne,
the boast and foundation of our Church.
Plead earnestly for us
that through you
we may obtain mercy on the Day of Judgment
and attain the good things reserved
for those who love God,
through the grace and love our Lord Jesus Christ,
to whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit
be glory, power, and honor
now and for ever and for all eternity. Amen.

 Saint John Chrysostum

Dominique Leboeuf