MEDITATION OF THE DAY
Honoring Our Queen
Greetings, Queen of Heaven, Mother of God, and our beloved Lady! Receive a Hail Mary this day to the praise and glory of that wonderful moment when Father, Son, and Holy Spirit looked joyfully into the young face of the Virgin Mother, frank, open, and full of blessedness.
Lady, I think of that in all my longings, all my prayers, all my sufferings, all my need, all my heart’s sorrow, and the honor of my soul at the latter end.
When I make my way from this sad world, that must all be offered ceaselessly to your motherly care, your maidenly honor, and your joyful goodness. I add all who with me are your friends and mine in the name of Almighty God, Mary Beloved, Queen of Heaven.
Saint Mechthild of Magdeburg
Saint Mechthild of Magdeburg († 1282) was a Beguine and later a nun at Helfta, Germany. [From Meditations from Mechthild of Magdeburg. © 1999, Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA. www.paracletepress.com.]