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The Holy Year of Mercy - A Podcast

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The Holy Year of Mercy - A Podcast

Mary, Mother of Mercy - Elizabeth Flynn (Fraternas)


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Although 'Mary, Mother of Mercy' is an ancient title given to our Blessed Mother, it’s not necessarily one of the first we think of - it’s certainly not one we grew up with - we might tend to think of a title relating to one of her more famous apparitions - Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe - or perhaps we think of her as - Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

In the midst of this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Elizabeth Flynn (Fraternas) thinks it is a very timely moment to appeal to Our Blessed Mother under this title of Mother of Mercy.

Prayer to Mary Mother of Mercy (from St John Paul II):

O Mary,
Mother of Mercy,
watch over all people,
that the Cross of Christ
may not be emptied of its power,
that man may not stray
from the path of the good
or become blind to sin,
but may put his hope ever more fully in God
who is "rich in mercy" (Eph 2:4).
May he carry out the good works prepared
by God beforehand (cf. Eph 2:10)
and so live completely
"for the praise of his glory" (Eph 1:12).