Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
As today is also the second anniversary of Pope Benedict opening the cause for Pope John Paul the Great's canonization, today let us remember his devotion to Our Mother and pray that may the Troglodytrix, the Troglomatrix, and all mothers standing in her place on earth be a focus of devotion by their children and a society dedicated to a Culture of Life.
Here' a re-post from 2005 of John Paul the Great on Mary:
Mater amabilis, Mother worthy of love! Mater pulchrae dilectionis, Mother of fair love, pray for us! Teach us to love God and our brothers, as you loved them: make our love for others to be always patient, kindly, respectful.
Causa nostrae laetitiae, Cause of our joy, pray for us! Teach us to be able to grasp, in faith, the paradox of Christian joy, which springs up and blooms from sorrow, renunciation, and union with your sacrificed Son: make our joy to be always genuine and full, in order to be able to communicate to all! Amen.
Prayer at Lourdes Grotto, Vatican Gardens, 1979