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Dr John Celes

Veteran Poet - 2,715 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

‘Happy Birthday’, Mother Mary!


8th September – your birthday,
O Queen of heaven, all say;
The grace that filled your heart, aye,
Gave us and world, a mighty day.

O Maria Bambina!
Daughter of Joachim and Anne;
You acceded to God’s request
Through angel Gabriel.

You grew up in great piety;
God chose you from amongst women –
A virgin to mother a child,
A baby boy, Immanuel!

By pow’r of Spirit Holy,
You bore the sacred baby,
In your womb of sanctity,
O Mother Virgin Mary.

Hail Mary, Mother of Jesus;
Heavenly mother of mankind;
Look down with mercy upon us,
Ask God to cleanse our sin-stained souls!

O New Eve of the world of men!
The Word became flesh in your womb,
And born was the Lord, ‘King of Kings’:
You trounced Satan forever then.

Conceived without Original Sin,
Becoming Mother of God;
You set aside all Natural laws,
And gave birth to the Lord.

You brought Salvation to mankind
Through Jesus Christ your son,
Who came as Savior, Messiah,
And suffered a death on cross!

O Lady of great chastity!
You obeyed Almighty’s one wish;
Exalted more than angels, saints,
Heaven is now your true abode.

O perfect vessel made by God!
Afilled by grace up to the brim;
The most blessed among women,
Our Intercessor, Pure of heart.

O Mary most immaculate,
Assumed into heaven by God;
Do pray for us sinners on earth
And protect souls from fire of hell.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 09-08-08

Submitted: Monday, September 08, 2008

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  • Rookie - 72 Points Yash Shinde (3/20/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    ....every line describes the purity of Mother Mary a her contribution to mankind, she was really the The mother of mankind..great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 183 Points Palas Kumar Ray (9/22/2008 2:38:00 PM)

    ________________________________________________________________________
    Every line is precious but I loved them most
    'Hail Mary, Mother of Jesus;
    Heavenly mother of mankind;
    Look down with mercy upon us,
    Ask God to cleanse our sin-stained souls! '

    .NICE PRAYER
    .10+++ (Report) Reply

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