You Do It WDTPRS: Mary, Help of Christians

Posted May 24, 2017 1:32 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

You Do It WDTPRS: Mary, Help of Christians

Along with being the Vigil of Ascension THURSDAY, today is the feast of Mary, Auxilium Christianorum…Help of Christians.
Here is the Secret, in Latin, from the 1962 Missale.
Let’s see what you can do.
For WDTPRS pieces, I try to find something about the
provenance of the prayer (whether it is ancient, or modern)
vocabulary and syntax: tricky words, imagery, structure, etc.
compare different translations
theological point
spiritual and practical application
Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui ad defensionem populi christani in beatissima Virgine Maria perpetuum auxilium mirabiliter constituisti: concede propitius; ut, tali praesidio muniti certantes in vita, victoriam de hoste maligno consequi valeamus in morte.
Have a go.

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