MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, January 23, 2009

[MaryVitamin] Hill of Calvary


Mary Vitamin for January 23rd
 
Topic: Hill of Calvary
 
Quote:
St. Sophronius
"All the wounds which covered the body of Jesus, had their counterpart in Mary's heart. The whips, the thorns, the nails which pierced and tore the Saviour's body, ran through His holy Mother's heart and shattered it. Every blow rending the body of the son had its cruel echo in the heart of His Mother."
St. John Eudes, The Admirable Heart of Mary, (Loreto Publications), 106.
  
Meditation:
St. John Eudes
"What is Calvary? It is the place stained with the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. But Mary's heart was bathed with It through love and compassion and the Precious blood of her beloved son penetrated and impregnated His Mother far more than it soaked the soil of Calvary ."
St. John Eudes, The Admirable Heart of Mary, (Loreto Publications), 99.
 
Resolution:
These holy thoughts should help me to say the sorrowful mysteries of the  Rosary better today. Each Hail Mary will remind me of the many pains Our Heavenly Mother endured along with Her Son at Calvary .
 
Marian Vow:
St. John Eudes
"You see therefore that Calvary is a most excellent picture of the Admirable Heart of the Mother of our crucified Redeemer. Do you wish your own heart to bear some faint resemblance to the heart of your heavenly Mother? Then plant in its center the Cross of Christ, her son: or better still, implore her to obtain for you the grace that Our Lord Himself may fix it there, and engrave on your heart a great love for His Holy Cross."
St. John Eudes, The Admirable Heart of Mary, (Loreto Publications), 108.
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 



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