Every journey requires a guide. Realizing that there is no safer, more direct, or equally certain route to Christ Jesus, than through His Immaculate Mother Mary, I am dedicating this blog to Her, and prayerfully requesting the intercession of the Mother of God, the Most Holy Theotokos. Realizing that Ad Jesum per Mariam is my desired path, I can think of no better way to invoke Her intercession, than through the Angelic Salutation,
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecem.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and Blessed is the Fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Dear Mother of God, Most Holy Theotokos, please guide me on this journey of faith that I might well serve the plan of God, and direct all to His greatest honor and glory. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!