Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
By Fr. Vincent Vuong-Quoc Nguyen
Houston Senatus Spiritual Director
. A person asked Fr. Vincent. Have you ever been tired of praying the rosary and other prayers? Fr. Vincent asked the person if he ever got tired of saying I love you to his Mother? He replied, Never! So as long as we pray to Mary, our mother with love and sincerity, we pray with joy. Mary is our gracious advocate. We need to ask ourselves if we are truly asking Her or just going through the motions? From this valley of tears, through her Son Jesus, this became a valley of Joy and became our intercessor advocate with her Son Jesus. We must turn to Her to lead us to God in times of struggle. She was favored as the “Mother of God”. She is the most powerful advocate for us.