Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Magnificat of America

Our little patch of flower garden is in full bloom!
  I always like to decorate our Mary garden with flags on Independence Day since she is the Patroness of America.
As we prepare for our beloved country to commemorate her beginning 235 years ago, it is fitting that we ask our Patroness under her glorious title "The Immaculate Conception" to pray for our land.
"Magnificat of America" 
By: Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman (1889-1967).

America, our America!
Hold to the vision of Mary,
Mary Immaculate.
Her glory fills the earth,
She is of our race,
Its "solitary boast."
She, alone without sin,
Keeps the doom of wrath from thee,
Who art defending Her glory.
She, Conqueror of evil,
Conquers evil for thee,
Who art resisting evil.

America, our America!
Pray always to Mary,
Mary Immaculate.
She, the Mother to nations--
She, the Mother of Christ,
The Lord of all nations.
She guards them and guides,
Subduing their hates,
Inspiring their spirits.
She mourns for the prodigals,
As childless mothers mourn,
Torn by their treasons.

America, our America!
Give thy heart to Mary,
Mary Immaculate.
Join Her prayer of praise,
All Heaven attending,
For our land that is free.
Sing thou Her song of joy,
All nations listening,
Giving thanks to God.
Sing thou the song of souls,
The Magnificat of Mary,
The Magnificat of America.


  1. Beautiful. Happy 4th of July! +JMJ+

  2. Your Mary garden is gorgeous! Happy and blessed Fourth of July friend :-) Hope you enjoy your day!

  3. For all the craziness you had that weekend in May, your garden turned out gorgeous. And Mary looks absolutely lovely in the middle of your flowers. Happy Fourth of July to you and your family! God bless America!

  4. Great idea to put flags around Mary, she looks gorgeous!

  5. Tiffany, you have a beautiful Mary garden, and I like how you adapted it for Independence Day! and what a beautiful hymn. thanks for sharing.

  6. Tiffany, I just love how Mary has so many titles. Isn't she the perfect saint for every situation, every nation, every person, with titles to match? I didn't know that America's patron saint is Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. Australia's patron saint is Mary Help of Christians.

    I love your Mary garden. God bless!

  7. We need Our Lady as Patroness of America. God has given us a wonderful gift through Mary!


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