Now and at the hour of our death, amen

Today, August 22nd, is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. It is the day Catholics celebrate her coronation as Queen of Heaven.

The Hail Mary has the line:

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. .

We are all sinners, and Christianity teaches that this is so. Yet we do have a powerful intercessor with God for us.

That intercessor is Mary.

She can intercede for us at anytime, like any good mother will for her children. All we have to do is ask and the Hail Mary is that prayer.

The time of our death is never known to us, it can occur anytime. Only God knows when it will happen. Cultivating a good relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary is an excellent method of insuring your salvation. The “hour of our death” is a particularly important time of battle, as that is Satan’s final chance to claim our soul for eternity. The Adversary will pull out all the stops in that final hour, if it feels there is an opportunity to win.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you,

Blessed are you amongst women,

and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


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  1. this is an important post… most non-Catholics believe we "worship" Mary, along with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It's still just the Holy Trinity, not the "Holy Quadnity" lol. We pray for Mary, we pray TO Mary we ask Her to pray FOR us, to go to God with us… We HONOR Mary, we don't worship Mary. Thanks for posting… I may post something along these lines on my bloggage as well.

  2. Wow Paul i never new that our Sweet, Clement, Loving Virgin Mother does that for us at the time of our death. It really brings me into a deeper meditation time for when I pray the Rosary. Thanks for sharing this post today! God bless GJH

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