Saturday, April 28, 2012

May Your Hears Open Toward God


Our Lady Queen of Peace gave her monthly message to Marija on April 25, 2012.

Her beautiful words invite and encourage us like only a loving mother could do;  she shows her faith in us by using the words, “Thank you for having responded to my call”.

“Dear children! Also today, I am calling you to prayer, and may your heart, littler children, open toward God as a flower opens toward the sun. I am with you and I intercede for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” 

 "Everything in Mary leads us toward her Son, our only Savior, by whose foreseen merits she was preserved immaculate and full of grace; everything in Mary lifts up our hearts to the praise of the Holy Trinity." Pope Paul VI
 
St. Louis de Montfort himself said, when he spoke of the necessity of devotion to Our Lady, “….God has decided to begin and accomplish his greatest works through the Blessed Virgin ever since he created her, we can safely believe that he will not change his plan in the time to come, for he is God and therefore does not change in his thoughts or his way of acting.” 1 

Mary has been made a full sharer in the Resurrection of her Son. She is clothed with the beauty of his risen glory. Through he intercession as mediatrix of all of all graces…2
 
Today, Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, invites you to join them in the Annual Consecration  to Jesus through the hands of Mary beginning this Saturday, April 28 and ending May 31, the Feast of the Visitation.
 
I made my consecration to Jesus through Mary on December 8, 2009, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. And every year, as I prepare for renewal of my consecration, I feel that Our Lady shows me new areas of my life that she still would like to see transformed, so that I, too, could be come a bearer of the Good News.

Scripture tells us that Mary set out in haste to see Elizabeth and that when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting that the child leapt within her womb. Lk 1: 39-41

Mary, the “God Bearer” brings the joy of her Son to all of us. We, too, can bring the joy of Jesus to our families, our neighbors and our world. All we have to do is be open.


And as Our Lady assured Lucy, at Fatima on June 13, 1917: "I will never abandon you, my child. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God."



2.Magnificate April 2012-Vol.14, No. 2 pg 292

 For your spiritual reading they also recommend "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin" by St. Louis De Montfort and also the encyclical letter, Mother of the Redeemer.   John Paul II.







8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you that was beautiful. What is asked of us is so simple, but for some reason we make it very hard. Mary knows that us praying (talking to God) will bring us closer to Her Son. Always be ready to talk to Him, for He is always ready to listen.

Colleen said...

I love Magnifcat! The prayer and the ministry!
God bless you as you renew your consecration.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you so much for this post Daily Grace.

God bless.

Daily Grace said...

Colleen, I love the Magnificat too! Thank you....

Victor, thank you!

Daily Grace said...

Anonymous, your insight is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

Michael said...

I loved the way you weaved all the messages into this post. Lovely.

Ironically (or probably intentionally knowing you) the other day was St. Louis De Montfort's feast day.

God Bless you.

mary333 said...

I love St. Louis De Montfort's book and I really need to renew my consecration to Our Lady.

I also love Our Lady's words in this message, especially the imagery of our hearts opening toward God as flowers to the sun. Beautiful words!

Thanks, DG!

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

That was beautiful Daily Grace. Thank You