Mary Vitamin for March 26th
Topic: The Third Dolor, the Loss of Jesus in the Temple
Her tranquility in the midst of that perturbing darkness which came down like deep night upon her soul and yet perturbed her not, was the effect of her intense humility.
Father Faber, The Foot of the Cross, (Tan Books), 186.
St. Claude de La Colombiere
You must overcome everything by humility and simplicity … after having closely examined the thing, it seems to me that all wisdom is enclosed in these two virtues. Once you have entered into the true practice of them, you are no longer subject to inconstancy but […], you enjoy such peace and tranquility nothing can disturb you.
The Spiritual Direction of Saint Claude de la Colombiere, (Ignatius Press) 81.
I will let Our Lady lead me through the dark times as though She is leading me through the streets of Jerusalem looking for Jesus. I will imitate Her composure and Her peace. If I can imitate her peace of soul, I will know that I am practicing humility. I will not be leaning on myself, but abandoned to the Will of God.
The characteristic elements of M.I.M. spirituality are:
Quintessentially Marian ('marianita'), because rooted in total consecration to and total possession by the Immaculate to be her docile instrument, and still more to be her property and possession (SK 1160).
Marian Seraphic Pathways, Statues Article 6
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.
Sent from: Mount Dora FL United States.