From the Hymn AKATHISTOS to the Mother of God:
"Rejoice, exquisite domicile of Him who mounts the Seraphim.
Rejoice, bringer of opposites to harmony;
Rejoice, joiner of virginity -and childbirth.
Rejoice, through whom sin was nullified."
From the saints:
"We ask you, then, Our Lady, that as you are the morning star you may drive away the cloud of the devil’s suggestions which covers the earth of our minds. Do you, who are the full moon, fill our emptiness and scatter the darkness of our sins." (St. Anthony of Padua).
To meditate on:
Christ is the light that comes to illuminate the shadows of our heart. He said, “I am the light of the world.” Mary, in her purity and love, reflected this light in an admirable way. We, like her, have to bearers of Christ’s light—that is take it to others. Consider that today much of the world lies in darkness, it does not know God, nor many times does it want to know Him. But we, who know the light, we have to announce this light and be witnesses of it to the whole world. Are you the light of the world?
Today speak to someone at school or work about the love of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary.