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The Glory of Jerusalem

You are the glory of Jerusalem, the surpassing joy of Israel!   You are the splendid boast of our people!  (Judith 15:9)

Holy light on earth’s horizon,

Star of hope to those who fall,

Light amid a world of shadows,

Dawn of God’s design for all,

Chosen from eternal ages,

You alone of all our race,

By your Son’s atoning merits

Were conceived in perfect grace.


Mother of the world’s Redeemer,

Promised from the dawn of time:

How could one so highly favored

Share the guilt of Adam’s crime?

Sun and moon and stars adorn you,

Sinless Eve, triumphant sign;

You it is who crushed the serpent,

Mary, pledge of life divine.


Earth below and highest heaven,

Praise the splendor of your state,

You who now are crowned in glory

Were conceived immaculate.

Hail, beloved of the Father,

Mother of his only Son,

Mystic bride of Love eternal,

Hail, O fair and spotless one!

Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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  • Maureen C. Lynch says:

    wow very powerful and ever so true i just wish the blessed mother would tell me whats my calling i can’t seem to find a job i have a great resume i go to sunday church every sunday and sing in my choir what am i doing wrong your blessed mother.

    will forever love you mother
    your daughter

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