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Monday, May 1, 2006
An Eternal Alliance with Mary

Mary, Temple of the Trinity,
Mary, Hearth of Divine Fire,
Mary, Mother of the Mercy,
you bore the fruit of life; you saved mankind,
since it is in your flesh that Christ repurchased us.

Yes, Jesus Christ redeemed us by His Passion,
and you became our Co-Redemptrix,
by the pains both in your heart and in your body.

Mary, Ocean of Rest,
Mary, Source of Peace!
Mary, Vase of Humility,
where the light of true science shone,
God raised you above yourself.

You charmed the Celestial Father and He charmed you.
He captivated you in the bonds of an unutterable love,
and by this light, this heat of your charity, this flame of your humility,
you overcame it yourself, and you forced His divinity to go down in you.
His infinite kindness for the men was your accomplice (...)

Mary, the Divinity is so united and incorporated with you in our humanity,
that nothing now can separate us, not even death and our ingratitude.
Because, as the Divinity remained with the Christ’s Body in the sepulchre,
and the Heart of Jesus Christ in limbo, then with His Heart and His Body after Resurrection,
our alliance with the Blessed Virgin is never broken, and never
will it become for all eternity.

By Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380),
First woman to be proclaimed Doctor of the Church,
Excerpts from a prayer written in Rome, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Virgin

Remember Devotion to Mary always leads to Jesus Christ!

Image Source: Assumption of Mary, Believed to be in the Public Domain


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