ADVENTCAzT 2021: 18 – Ember Wednesday 3rd Week of Advent: O Queen of Priests and Mother.

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today Dom Prosper Gueranger reminds us that, from ancient times, this is the day that the upcoming ordinations to orders would take place on Saturday at St. Peter’s Basilica. We pray for priests. There is an appropriately “rushed” collect. The Nuns of Gower sing: O Queen of Priests and Mother.

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I was asked by a reader some time ago for the lyrics:

At God’s word: “Behold thy son”
Had new motherhood begun
Caught in the love of Three-in-One:
O Queen of Priests and Mother.

Unto His will thine did bow
And broach’d love thenceforth allow
With singing heart and silent vow:
O valiant Maid and Mother.

Pure Heart! Hide thy priests therein,
Thieve back hearts that bleed in sin
And vanquish’d souls in solace win:
Fair Virgin Spouse and Mother.

With thy grace their hearts endow
And steel them in courage now
To love Love as thou knowest how:
O Queen of Priests and Mother.

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  2. G. Thomas Fitzpatrick says:

    Hi Father,
    You posted yesterday’s reflection today.

    God bless you!

  3. Gab says:

    As G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said above. Mind you, Father, it is a reflection well worth listening to again. May we be given more reflections on meekness!

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