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Ave Maria
by Maria Franco
05/07/12
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Ave Maria
Gratia Plena
Your blue and white mantle
Endowed with hope and goodwill
Flows all the way down to earth.

Ave Maria
Dominus Tecum
The May queen of heaven and earth
Your glittering crown adorned with stars
Lights up the shadows on earth with a ceaseless radiance.

Ave Maria
Benedicta Tu
Our lady of the rosary
The blessings promised at Fatima
An incessant shower from the heavenly meadow.

Ave Maria
Benedictus Fructus Ventris
The Son of God the most high
Dwelling in your pure womb
Enclosed in your exquisite heart.

Ave Maria
Your sanctuary at Lourdes
A pool of healing so divine
A spring of freshness and new life
The paradise island of grace.

Ave Maris Stella
Star of the infinite sea
A perpetual guide to sea travelers
Your hand of protection over the waters.

Ave Maria
The Immaculate Conception
Highly favored in the eyes of God
Queen of the eterno paradiso
Queen of the entire Universe.

Maria Franco


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http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Roman%20Catholicism/mary_worship_a_study.htm I thought this might be helpful to you
Maria Franco 07 May 2012
Cynthia, Mary was presented to God in the temple at the age of three and lived there for eleven years. She vowed to consecrate her entire life to God and be a virgin forever. When she left the temple, she was betrothed to St. Joseph an already elderly man. This was done by the temple priest to protect her vow and have someone take care of her. When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce that she would bear a son, she remarked as to how this could be possible when she had no relations with any man. But again, if she was going to eventually have a real marriage, she would not have made such a statement. The reason for her answer being that she was consecrated to God to be a virgin all her life. In those days, ‘cousins’ were directly referred to as brothers and sisters which is still being followed to this day in the country of India from where I come from. James and John were the sons of Zebedee and cousin of Jesus. If Jesus had brothers and sisters He would not have entrusted His mother to the care of St. John at the foot of the cross and through this sign given her to the whole world as their mother. Regarding her Immaculate Conception, this was declared by Mary herself in apparitions at Lourdes when she appeared to St. Bernadette . As for her queen ship, it is stated in Revelation, 12:1 The divine healing which takes place at Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal till date comes from the power of God alone through the Holy Spirit. Mary only intercedes and prays for us. I hope I have helped in some way. God bless! Maria.  
Cynthia Buhain-Baello 07 May 2012
I beg to disagree with the declarations stated here regarding Mary the human mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mary is mortal and finite, had no divine character nor power, and the Bible never referred to her as "queen of heaven and earth." She bore the child Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, as her firstborn, after which she and Joseph had other children, one of whom was James (referred to by Paul "as the brother of the LORD") and in Mark 3:31-32 the Bible says "Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived." (v.31). Also in Matthew 12:46-47.




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