At the foot of the Cross our Lord relayed this ask for to His Beloved Mother: “Woman behold Your Son,” and to St. John, His beloved disciple, He said: “Son behold your Mother.”
The gospel states that from that hour the “disciple took her into his home” (cf. Jn.19:27).
The Fathers of the Church convey to us that St. John signifies all Christians who faithfully and willingly stick to our Lord Jesus Christ. The disciple took Mary into his household would mean he took her into his coronary heart.
The final will and testament of our Lord is that we, who are now the beloved disciples of the Lord, need to choose Mary into our household, into our hearts.
As the Catholics celebrate the solemnity of Mary Mother of God on January 1, the devotion to Our Woman is a good incentive to our non secular daily life. The much more we come to be close to Our Girl the extra we respect our discipleship to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Never ever would devotion to the blessed Mom distract us or switch us away from our appreciate and determination to Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour. On the contrary, much from straying our path to Jesus, it in fact facilitates our uncomplicated union with Jesus Christ.
St. Louis Monfort reminds us that Mary does not keep a soul for herself. Any individual who comes to Our Lady will be formed and fashioned by her so that the soul would be match to arrive to our Lord.
St. Thérèse of the Little one Jesus imagines herself to have been adorned by Our Woman and set in gown and hair right before she will come to acquire Jesus in Holy Communion.
There is no way that devotion to our Lady would conflict in our adore and company to Jesus, Our Lord.
Treasurer of the complete heavenly items
According to St. Bernard Clairvaux, it is by the will of God that graces that appear to earth should really move through the arms of Our Woman. He states that it is God’s prerogative to make that determination. Mary is a impressive advocate who can get hold of from the Judge all graces for her servants.
St. George, Archbishop of Nicomedia, says that the Redeemer, as if to discharge the obligation, which He owes to His mom for getting given Him his human mother nature, hears all her prayers.
Therefore, St. Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria, has penned: “The Son is happy that His Mom should pray to Him simply because He wishes to grant her whatsoever she asks, in get to repay her for the favor received from her in offering Him flesh.”
Just one day St. Bridget listened to the discussion of Jesus and His beloved Mom Mary. Jesus was addressing His mother in the subsequent words and phrases: “Ask from Me what you would like for your petition cannot be fruitless. My mom, talk to as a lot as you remember to for I shall listen to all your prayers.”
He then tells the explanation: “Because you refused Me nothing at all on earth, I will refuse nothing at all to you in heaven.” You refused Me almost nothing when I lived on earth it is just that I ought to refuse absolutely nothing to you now that you are with me in heaven. (Cf. St. Alphonsus de Ligouri meditation on the power of Mary’s prayer.)
Currently being the treasurer of the complete heavenly goods we can generally ask her of all the graces we want so that we can persevere in adhering to, serving and loving God all through our life.
In accordance to St. Alphonsus de Ligouri there is no sinner, even so deserted, whom Mary can’t help save by her intercession.
St. Peter Damian, also, states that nothing is difficult to her who can raise even those who are in despair to a hope of salvation. She is rightly called as “refuge of sinners” and in the prayer of Hail Mary we say at the past part “Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our dying. Amen.”
In an exorcism performed by a renowned exorcist, he was advised by the satan that Mary is his antithesis. From the mouth of the possessed, the satan was compelled to say that as very long as we keep our Rosary and pray it fervently the devil can’t wipe out us.
In point, the reason why the satan could not completely damage the culture and the Church is since we continue to have devotion to Mary.
Furthermore, the satan suggests that he is the most proud but Mary is the most humble, he is the most disobedient but Mary is the most obedient, and he is the most impure and Mary is the most pure.
Hence, the devil writhed and confessed that if we have devotion to Mary he cannot any longer damage us.
Enable us continue on our devotion to the Mother of God. St. Alphonsus thinks that devotion to her is a terrific assurance to our salvation for she will procure for us the graces we need to have in buy to persevere in our really like and services to Jesus our Lord. As a result of her we shall triumph over our weaknesses and failures.
We shall, in not for lengthy, be ready to reside a daily life in full conformity with our Savior.
Fr. Roberto Francis Maria Tiquia, SThD, is from the diocese of Virac, Catanduanes, and also the Countrywide Religious Director of Alliance of the Holy Spouse and children Global.
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