The first meaning of Our Lady of Grace refers to her own holiness. But very early on, Mary was invoked as the uniquely blessed one (see the Sub tuum praesidium, fourth century) and as the mother of mercy (see the acathist hymn, perhaps around 530).
Patronage. Our Lady of Graces is the patron saint of the diocese of Faenza. According to a legend, in 1412, the Virgin Mary appeared to a local woman. Mary was holding broken arrows symbolizing protection against God’s wrath and promised an end to the plagues.
Latin Catholic (before eating) – “Bless us, O Lord , and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord . Amen .” (Preceded and followed by the Sign of the Cross .
Hail Mary , full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God , pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Mary is known by many different titles (Blessed Mother, Madonna, Our Lady ), epithets (Star of the Sea, Queen of Heaven, Cause of Our Joy), invocations (Panagia, Mother of Mercy) and names associated with places ( Our Lady of Loreto, Our Lady of Guadalupe).
The patron St . Grace was the patron of Alzira, Valencia, Spain. She is known by the Roman Catholic Church as a martyr for the Christian faith. Grace was originally born a Muslim caliph, but later converted to Roman Catholicism based on the influence of her brother St . Bernard and her sister St .
St . Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers. Her feast day is January 25, Dydd Santes Dwynwen .
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing. Unlike most saints, Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel. He was declared a saint in honor of his work helping humanity.
To Heal A Friend Think, O’ God , of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard. that no healing is too hard if it be Your will. We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his/her strength, and heal what ails him/her in Your loving name.
Lord, I ask that you cover them in grace for healing and for direction. Please, Lord, give me the strength to be honest with them so that I can be an instrument of grace . Let me be more like you by providing them unconditional love – something they so need in their lives.
In the traditional Catholic Grace prayer used before a meal , we acknowledge our dependence on God and to ask Him to bless us and our food. The traditional phrasing for a grace offered before a meal is: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Such prayers or acts may be accompanied by specific requests for Mary’s intercession with God. Devotion to the Virgin Mary does not, however, amount to worship – which is reserved for God.
The Hail Mary : “Hail Mary , full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary , Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” The Salve Regina: “Hail, our Queen and Mother blessed!
7 Powerful Prayers for Mary’s Intercession 1) Hail Mary . Hail Mary , full of grace, 2) Morning Consecration to Mary . My Queen, My Mother, I offer. 3) Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina) Hail, holy Queen, 4) Regina Coeli (Caeli) O, Queen of Heaven, rejoice! 5) Sub Tuum Praesidum. 6) The Magnificat (Canticle of Mary ) 7) The Memorare.