A Real-World Joomla! Template

"Queen of Preachers, Pray for Us" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 10:56
Although the story of St. Dominic receiving the Rosary directly from Our Lady is pious legend (it was a Dominican in the 15th century who led the drive to popularize the Rosary),early Dominican devotion to Mary is not. For nearly 800 years, Dominicans have sung the Salve Regina at the end of Compline.

As for Dominic himself, whenever he met with any difficulty along the road he loved to intone the Ave Maris Stella (Bologna, 21). He also chose to retain the custom of reciting the liturgical office - or, para liturgical in modern terms - of the Blessed Virgin, as was done at Citeaux and Premontré. He arranged this in a special way, however. So as not to make the liturgy burdensome, but to prepare for it and place it under the protection of the Mother of God, he had the brethren say the Hours of the Virgin Mary before the canonical Office. Thus they recited Matins of the Blessed Virgin in the dormitory on rising (Primitive Constitutions, Dist. I, 1) and the other hours before those of the office.

In this way Mary was ever present in the life of the brethren. Singing her litany at the end of Compline on Saturdays was a devotion the brethren transmitted to the lay confraternities of the Rosary in the sixteenth century. During the first half of the XXth century Dominicans added to it the invocation, "Queen of Preachers, pray for us.

This image of Mary was transferred by St. Dominic to San Sisto, the first monastary of Domincan nuns in Rome.

Add comment

Security code

Order From Our Store


siting sundries
carrots cheap viagra read wrought cuisine If your destination is on the Northeast Corridor, this isn't a big deal (departures are every hour) but in other parts of the country the next train may not be until tomorrow. If your reservations involved sleeper accommodations (Amtrak's First Class on their long-distance overnight trains) on either your late-arriving train or your missed connection, you will get a hotel voucher for the unplanned overnight stay. Customer Service will commonly offer travel vouchers of $100 or more off future Amtrak travel to inconvenienced passengers. This is true for all classes of service. If you plan to board an Amtrak train at a location other than the train's initial place of departure, it's usually a good idea to call ahead before you leave for the station to see if the train is running on time. A major Amtrak line in regular daily use by Americans is the Acela Express line, running between Boston and Washington, D. Financial and managerial accounting principles. Basic accounting statements, processes, and management applications. Open to all students. Crocodyliform systematics and diversity, with the description of new taxa from the Cretaceous of Texas. PhD dissertation, Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University. Digital paleoart: reconstruction and restoration from laser-scanned fossils. MS thesis, Drexel University, 228 p. She tends to spend her evenings sleeping at friends' houses. Although she appears close to her brother, I know she sees and is influenced him. She gets no reward, but the son gets free cable, food, sleeping until noon and no curfew. I don't see any change and am now having to make the hard decisions for my own life, which don't include any of the ongoing drama. My BF and I both agree that his son could not move into my home (which would ultimately be our home), so I am left to wait. Ever hopeful, he solicited funding for renewing his plans for a conquest of Mexico, but was rebuffed. Spanish Florida or British possessions in the Caribbean. After returning from Europe, Burr used the surname "Edwards," his mother's maiden name, stendra for a while to avoid creditors. With help from old friends Samuel Swartwout and Matthew L. Burr was able to return to New York and his law practice..