“BEHOLD! YOUR MOTHER."
"It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world. Because Mary remained hidden during her life she is called by the Holy Spirit and the Church "Alma Mater", Mother hidden and unknown. So great was her humility that she desired nothing more upon earth than to remain unknown to herself and to others, and to be known only to God.
God the Father willed that she should perform no miracle during her life, at least no public one, although he had given her the power to do so. God the Son willed that she should speak very little although he had imparted his wisdom to her.
Even though Mary was his faithful spouse, God the Holy Spirit willed that his apostles and evangelists should say very little about her and then only as much as was necessary to make Jesus known.
Mary is the supreme masterpiece of Almighty God and he has reserved the knowledge and possession of her for himself. She is the glorious Mother of God the Son who chose to humble and conceal her during her lifetime in order to foster her humility. He called her "Woman" as if she were a stranger, although in his heart he esteemed and loved her above all men and angels. Mary is the sealed fountain and the faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit where only he may enter. She is the sanctuary and resting-place of the Blessed Trinity where God dwells in greater and more divine splendour than anywhere else in the universe, not excluding his dwelling above the cherubim and seraphim. No creature, however pure, may enter there without being specially privileged.
I declare with the saints: Mary is the earthly paradise of Jesus Christ the new Adam, where he became man by the power of the Holy Spirit, in order to accomplish in her wonders beyond our understanding. She is the vast and divine world of God where unutterable marvels and beauties are to be found. She is the magnificence of the Almighty where he hid his only Son, as in his own bosom, and with him everything that is most excellent and precious. What great and hidden things the all- powerful God has done for this wonderful creature, as she herself had to confess in spite of her great humility, "The Almighty has done great things for me."
God has made her Queen of Heaven and earth, leader of His armies, keeper of His treasures, dispenser of His graces, destroyer of His enemies, and faithful associate of His great works and triumphs." (St Louis de Montfort).
"THE IMMACULATA ALONE HAS FROM GOD THE PROMISE OF VICTORY OVER SATAN." (St. Maximilian Kolbe)
These words were spoken about the Mother of God by a demon during an exorcism:
"Every time that she (he would not speak her name) descends onto the earth, we sink even lower. Every one of her glances is a tearing of our brain. Every one of her steps is our end. We are looking to stop her, but we do not succeed because she is more powerful than us. Evil has no power over her. She (Mary) is the terror of hell."
She gives us, her children, a weapon of seeming powerlessness against evil but great might. She gives us the Rosary.
"BEHOLD! YOUR MOTHER.”
Thank you for this beautiful reflection, Anna. So blessed to be able to read your inspired writings.ReplyDelete
Excellent article. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners. Such wonderful hope in the victory over demons. Reading these words lift my spirit when most needed. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete
When reading these words, Anna, I was transported to a new awareness and love for our Holy Mother. What a great gift you have been given for making His mysteries known to us. Thank you for allowing others to read the fruits of your offerings to God.ReplyDelete
Very profound quotes. Amazing.ReplyDelete
What a treasure. We learn so much from our Saints and the way you explain them Anna. I wish more speakers were like you.ReplyDelete
Yes! we need Anna's presentations. I loved her Holy Week sessions at La Salette. They changed my life. Wish we had them again. Thank you, Anna!Delete
Star of the Sea.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love Our Blessed Lady! She is why I came back to the Church and wonderful blogs like this one enrich my prayer life beyond my wildest hopes.ReplyDelete
Thank you as always, Anna. This is wonderful. Over the years, you have led so many of us deeper into the heart of our Mother who wears combat boots and she has never let us down. You are the lighthouse to Mary for me and so many. Your love of St. Therese has infected my whole life with the scent of roses. When tough times come like now, I go to your website for the words of the Lord and you never fail to help lift my spirits. You are a treasure. God bless you always. xxxReplyDelete
Love our Catholic Faith. Love De Montfort's Marian theology. He should be the Doctor of Mary in the Church alongside John Paul. The Exorcist's description is so hopeful that we can truly say "Hail Mary, full of Grace...".ReplyDelete
Ave Maria, gratia plena!ReplyDelete
Such profound and inspired thoughts about our Holy Motherfrom our great Saints.ReplyDelete
Just been sent this link to your website and blog, Anna, Thank you! Already inspired and humbled by your entry on Our Blessed Lady. So profound and beautiful memory of how our great saints loved her. Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen.ReplyDelete