Traditional Mass

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12 Ferial Day; Our Lady of the Pillar

LMS Walsingham 2009


(Mass of preceding Sunday)

Requiem or Votive Mass allowed]


Español: Francisco de Goya, El apóstol Santiag...
Español: Francisco de Goya, El apóstol Santiago y sus discípulos adorando a la Virgen del Pilar, 1775-1780, 107 x 80 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pilla...
English: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, in Zaragoza, Spain. Español: Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar en Zaragoza (Aragón, España) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the early days of the Church, the ApostleJames the Greater was evangelizing the Gospel in Caesaraugusta, but his mission was making little progress until miraculously, he saw The Blessed Virgin Mary committing him to Jerusalem. In his vision, she was atop a column or pillar, which was being carried by angels. That pillar is believed to be the same one venerated in Zaragoza today. Miraculous healings have been reported at the scene.Our Lady of the Pillar (SpanishNuestra Señora del Pilar) is the name given to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her appearance in Spain. Her shrine is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, by the river Ebro.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Pillar
O Queen and Mother of Mercy, who dispenses graces to all who have recourse to thee with so much liberality, because thou art a Queen and with so much love, because thou art our most loving Mother; to thee do I, who am so devoid of merit and virtue, and so loaded with debts to the Divine justice, recommend myself this day. O Mary, thou holdest the keys of all the Divine mercies; forget not my miseries, and leave me not in my poverty. Thou art so liberal with all, and givest more than thou art asked for, O, be thus liberal with me. O Lady, protect me; this is all that I ask of thee. 

Almighty and eternal God, who in the most glorious Mother of Thy Son hast wondrously given us a heavenly protectress, mercifully grant us perpetual protection through her aid whom we devoutly honor under the special title of Our Lady of the Pillar. Through the same . . . 
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