Thirteenth Rose - The Our Father (Continued)
EACH WORD of the Lord's Prayer is a tribute we pay to the
perfections of God. We honor His fertility by the name of
Who throughout eternity
Dost beget a Son
Who is God like Thee----
Eternal, consubstantial with Thee
WHO Is the very same essence As Thee;
And is of like power
As Thou art . . .
Father and Son
Who from Thy mutual love
Produce the Holy Spirit
Who is God like unto Thee;
Three Persons But one GOD.
Our Father----this means that He is the Father of mankind
because He has created us and continues to sustain us, and
because He has redeemed us. He is also the merciful Father
of sinners, the Father Who is the friend of the just and the
glorious Father of the blessed in Heaven.
When we say Who art, by these words we pay tribute to the
infinity and immensity and fullness of God's essence. God is
rightly called "He Who is'' (Exod. 3:14); that is to say, He
exists of necessity, essentially, and eternally, because He is
the Being of beings and the cause of all beings. He possesses
within Himself, in a supereminent degree, the perfections of
all beings and He is in all of them by His essence, by His
presence and by His power, but without being bounded by
their limitations. We honor His sublimity and His glory and
His majesty by the words Who art in Heaven, that is to say,
"Who is seated as on a throne, holding sway over all men by
When we say hallowed be Thy name we worship God's
holiness; and we make obeisance to His Kingship and bow
to the justice of His laws by the words Thy Kingdom come,
praying that men will obey Him on earth as the Angels do in
We show our trust in His Providence by asking for our daily
bread, and we appeal to His mercy when we ask for the
forgiveness of our sins.
We look to His great power when we beg Him not to lead us
into temptation, and we show our faith in His goodness by
our hope that He will deliver us from evil.
The Son of God has always glorified His Father by His
works and He came into the world to teach men to give
glory to Him. He showed men how to praise Him by this
prayer which He taught us with His Own lips. It is our duty,
therefore, to say it often----we should say it reverently and
attentively and in the spirit in which Our Lord taught it.
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- A white rose for priests;
- A red rose for sinners;
- A mystical rose tree for devout souls;
- A rosebud for little children;
- Plus 50 roses representing each Hail Mary recited during 5 decades of the Rosary
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