MARY, OUR MOTHER

Thursday, March 20, 2008

[MaryVitamin] Holy Thursday

Mary Vitamin for March 20th
Topic: Holy Thursday
 
Quote:
"St. Bonaventure, contemplating Mary on that night [the night before Good Friday], says: 'Thou didst spend it without sleep, and whilst others slept thou didst remain watching.'
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, 439.

Meditation:
St. Bonaventure continues:
"In the morning the disciples of Jesus Christ came to this afflicted mother, the one to bring her one account, the other another; but all were tidings of sorrow verifying in her the prophecy of Jeremias:
'Weeping, she hath wept in the night and her tears are on her cheeks; there is none to comfort her of all them that were dear to her."
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, 439

Resolution:
One attempt at virtue, for Our Lady's sake, will bring Her relief in Her sufferings and comfort to Her sorrowing Heart.

Marian Vow:
If I live out my vow, always endeavoring to give myself as a docile instrument of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I will give Our Lady comfort in Her sorrow. If I explain and give the Immaculate to others, I bring Her more companions during Her grief.

I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.




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