Monday, October 15, 2007

Marygold...Star of Evangelization

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

The Marygold

Long years ago, ere faith and love
Had left our land to sin and shame,
Her children called my blossoms bright
By their sweet Mother's gentle name.

And when amid the leaflets green
They saw sweet "Mary-buds" unfold.
In honour of the Angels' Queen
They plucked the Royal Marygold.

I was the favourite of the poor,
And bloomed by every cottage door.
Speaking of Heaven's Fair Queen to men.
They loved me for the name I bore.

There is no love for Marye now,
And faith died out when love grew cold.
Men seldom raised their hearts to Heav'n
Though looking at the Marygold.

But Marye from her throne on high
Still looks on England and on me:
The namesake of the Queen am I,
The Ladye of the Land is she.

And surely she must win once more
Her heritage to Christ's True Fold:
Then to her children, as of yore,
Will preach again the Marygold.

Legends of Our Ladye and the Saints, London. (1870)

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

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and see what I have been compelled to work on since 2004.

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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