Day 8: Mother of Hope, Pray for Us!

Mother of Hope

This is the second brand new title of Our Lady in the Litany, and was just added by papal decree on June 20 of 2020.  Like the new title “Mother of Mercy” this new title is also ancient, and found in the first words of the Hail Holy Queen when we refer to Our Lady as “Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope.” How do you react when you see a little statue of Our Lady in front of someone’s house? Or a statue of Our Lady of the Highways near an expressway? Or an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on a billboard? I rejoice. Every image of the Blessed Mother brings hope because it tells us that Jesus is near. And what does a quarterback do when his team is losing? He fades back, sends the receivers long, and then throws a “Hail Mary” pass and puts his hope in God.

Mother of Hope, pray for the Church and our Nation!

On Tuesdays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.