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Tanner, The Annunciation

I pray that After This Our Exile points us to Christ, who is our end. The name, “After This Our Exile,” is taken from the prayer, “Hail, Holy Queen,” a prayer of the Rosary in which we ask Mary, “after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.” We live in exile in the world, while our true home is in Heaven where we will behold Christ in all His glory. Our lives in exile, then, are to be lived in preparation for the vision of God.

Through reflection on the Church, her Sacraments and teachings, Scripture, our Mother, the saints, philosophy, literature, and the wonders of daily life, I pray we might come to see Christ who is indeed present in the fullness of the Catholic faith.

Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

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