Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord"

Today was a feast of Mary - the Immaculate Conception

(by Murillo)

I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.

Nations shall behold your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
you shall be called by a new name
pronounced by the mouth of the Lord.
You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord,
a royal diadem hold by your God.

- from the book of Judith, chapter 13

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