This shrine depicts several events in the life of St. Dominic. He is the son of Blessed Joan of Aza. When she was pregnant, his mother had a vision that her unborn child was a dog who would set the world on fire with a torch it carried in its mouth; a dog with a torch in its mouth became a symbol for the order which he founded, the Dominicans. Later in his life, he received from Our Blessed Mother the Rosary to combat the heresies of his time.
HEAVEN SPEAKS TO CONSECRATED SOULS
|By "Anne," a Lay Apostle|
|Saturday, 10 February 2007|
"Anne" has received permission from her local ordinary, Bishop Leo O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, Ireland, for the spreading of her messages, and has also submitted all her writings to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
You are cherished. Every saint in heaven is grateful to you. Our beautiful Blessed Mother, Mary, watches over you carefully. Do not think that you can do without her help. She has the most merciful gaze you will ever encounter. Mary wants to help you to purify your vocation. She will help you to identify when you are seeking your will and when you are seeking Christ's will. I love her with a love that cannot be quantified. You will love her in the same way when you know her. I am asking you to trust me about this today. If you love her, you will not be sorry. Our Lady has only the choicest gifts and graces for you. She has been so maligned on earth and this grieves our Jesus terribly. Be one who defends this spotless heavenly Mother.
"Mary." Say her name throughout your day and she will nourish you as a mother nourishes an infant. I speak now as your brother, who wants only what is best for you. If you do not have a devotion to this woman, I am beseeching you to seek one. Only holiness and peace come from the relationship with Mary. Only blessings and purity come from her. Joy and peace flow out from her to all she encounters. Families and vocations are restored. If you are in any way struggling today, seek Mary's help. You will not be disappointed. If you are not struggling, be grateful to Mary because it is a given that she has helped you in the past. Jesus blesses those who love His mother. Do not think you are above a devotion to our Lord's Mother. Do not be superior to those who love her. There would be only one fool in that case, my friend.
Mary is your Mother. She will help you in everything. Begin to say the rosary and be certain that you pray like a small child. Pray with trust and devotion, with confidence and love. Pray in the presence of the Eucharistic Christ. And then observe the changes in yourself. If you are already praying the rosary, you understand what I am speaking about and you are nodding your head in agreement with these words. Either way, I am with you and intercede on your behalf. There are countless saints in heaven, and countless angels, both on earth and in heaven, willing to defend and protect your vocation. Do not think you are alone or that the battle is yours to win or lose. You are part of a heavenly team that has already won. The outcome of the battle is decided. But you must continue to fight your fight for a time longer.
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