Fulton Sheen on the lovely lady dressed in blue who teaches us how to pray

This was put up in these pages many years ago. I think it best to republish this now for many reasons, which should be quite clear.

This video is the most amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing recitation by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen of this poem by a religious sister in Pennsylvania. Don’t just read the poem in a second. Play the video and drink in the truth of it all.

Lovely lady, dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray
‘Cause God was just your little boy,
And you know the way
Did you lift him up sometimes,
Gently on your knee?
Did you tell him stories of the world,
Like Mother did to me?
And when he fell, did you lift him up,
And make everything alright?
And did you tell him his prayers at night?

I want to know my lovely lady, lovely lady,
Dressed, dressed in blue
Oh, God was just your little boy,
Your little boy and you know the truth
And did you whisper in his ear sweet lullabies,
I want to know, I want to know,
I want to know, did he cry?

Lovely lady, dressed in blue,
Oh, won’t you please teach me how to pray?
‘Cause God was just your little boy, and
I want to know, I want to know,
I want to know, so teach me how to pray

Teach me how to pray

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5 responses to “Fulton Sheen on the lovely lady dressed in blue who teaches us how to pray

  1. We sang this as a song for our first Communion, about 61 years ago. 🙂

  2. sanfelipe007

    The words of the middle section are different in the video. So beautiful.

  3. Aussie Mum

    “… dressed in blue”. Father, I came across the following about the colour blue (see link below), its religious significance in the Old Testament and why it is a colour so very fitting for Our Lady. I remember you mentioning your mother’s fondness for blue lines on white and its connection with the Jewish faith, and so I thought you might like the article.
    https://catholicexchange.com/the-color-blue-a-may-tribute-to-our-lady
    Once again, Happy Christmas!

  4. This is another way of saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” It underscores that Mary had to be sinless to fulfill her mission; could God the Father have endured the Mother of God whispering temptations in His Son’s ear?

  5. Aussie Mum

    “And when he fell, did you lift him up, And make everything alright?” brought a scene in “The Passion of the Christ” to mind: when He fell on His way to Calvary – I think there was a flashback at that point – and His Mother could not lift Him up and make Him safe as she had done when He was “just her little boy”. That scene is so touching, drawing one’s heart to her breaking heart as she went with her Son to the cross. Additionally, “Did you lift him up sometimes, Gently on your knee?” can be linked with the “Pieta” when she held her Son’s crucified body in her arms after He was taken down from the cross. Our Lord also spoke of her “immolation on Calvary” and said it was “endured in perfect correspondence with My grace for the salvation of mankind” (Sept 1910 to Berthe Petit, Church approved). Happily for us, He also said during that message that “the Church will be exalted and the world renewed through its consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of My Mother” – so important to be aware of right now.

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