18 May 2009

We Are Truly Her Sons And Daughters

The Virgin Mother Loves Us

Mary has not chosen us to be her servants, but to be her sons [and daughters]. Sons [and daughters] whom she is not satisfied with protecting and defending, but whom she wishes to cherish in her heart, to nourish with exquisite tenderness. For our part, do not let us attach ourselves to her service as servants but as her most loving children; she herself has set no bounds to her maternal solicitude for us. Let us honor her and love her with truly filial affection, by meditating constantly on her life and her virtues. ~ Lanspergius, Opera Omnia Vol. IV

How About A Rosary Or An Early Hour From Her Office To Go With That First Cup Of Coffee?

[She] is easily seen by them that love her so that she first shows herself unto them. He that awakes early to see her shall not labor, for he shall find her sitting at his door. To think, therefore, upon her is perfect understanding, and he that watches for her shall quickly be secure. For she goes about seeking such as are worthy of her, and she shows herself to them cheerfully in the ways, and meets them with all providence. ~ Wisdom 6:13-17

Mary Is The Distributor Of Her Spouse’s Gifts

To Mary, His faithful spouse, the Holy Spirit has communicated His unspeakable gifts; and He has chosen her to be the dispenser of all He possesses, in such short that she distributes to whom she wills, as much as she wills, and when she wills, all His gifts and graces. The Holy Spirit gives no heavenly gift to men which He does not pass through her virginal hands. Such has been the will of God, Who wills that we should have everything in Mary; so that she who impoverished, humbled and hid herself, even to the abyss of nothingness by her profound humility her whole life long, should now be enriched and exalted by the Most High… Mary has produced, together with the Holy Spirit, the greatest thing which has been or ever will be, which is a God-man; and she will consequently produce the greatest things that there will be in the latter times. The formation and education of the great saints who shall come at the end of the world are reserved for her. For it is only that singular and miraculous Virgin who can produce, in union with the Holy Spirit, singular and marvelous things. When the Holy Spirit, her Spouse, sees Mary in a soul, He flies there. He enters there in His fullness; He communicates Himself to that soul abundantly and to the full extent to which she makes room for her Spouse. Nay, one of the great reasons why the Holy Spirit does not now do startling wonders in our souls is because He does not find there a sufficiently great union with His spouse. ~ Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion

Be Perfect As Also Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect

By means of union with Mary we make greater progress in procuring the glory of God, the good of the Church and our own perfection, than by making use of all the other practices at our disposal. ~ Père Giraud, La Vie d’union avec Marie