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Thursday, 20 November 2014

20th November, Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Divine Providence
Saturday before the Third Sunday of November - pro aliquibus locis.

Honouring Our Lady under the title of Mother of Divine Providence originated in Italy in the 13th century. The devotion later passed to Spain, where a shrine was built in Tarragona, Catalonia. It later passed to Puerto Rico, where it became popular; she is regarded as principal patroness of Puerto Rico, under this title.

The imate of Our Lady of Divine Providence, venerated by the Servants of Mary, and other Italian religious orders and saints, shows the Virgin with the Divine Child sleeping peacefully in her arms. Its title has been attributed to St Philip Benizi, fifth superior of the Servants of Mary.

Múlier, ecce fílius tuus, dixit Jesus Matri: deinde dixit discípulo, quem diligébat: Ecce Mater tua. * Confitémini Dómino, quóniam bonus: quóniam in saeculum misericórdia ejus.
Woman, behold thy son, Jesus said to his mother: then He said to the disciple whom He loved: "Behold, thy mother." * Praise the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
(St John 19:26-27 and Psalm 105:1 from the Introit of Mass)

Deus, cujus providéntia in sui dispositióne non fállitur, te súpplices exorámus: ut, intercedénte beáta Vírgine ac Genetríce Fílii tui María; noxia cuncta submóveas, et ómnia nobis profutúra concedas.

O God, whose providence faileth not in its designs, we humbly entreat Thee, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Thy son, that Thou wouldst put away from us all hurtful things, and give us all things which are profitable for us.

[Our Lady of Divine Providence]Sources:

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