MARY, OUR MOTHER

Saturday, May 23, 2009

[MaryVitamin] St. Felix and Bl. Mother Mary Angela



Mary Vitamin for May 20th
Topic: The Eucharistic and Marian Devotion of
Blessed Mother Mary Angela Truszkowka
foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice (Felician Sisters)
 St. Felix - May 18
 
Quote:
"All through the Heart of Mary in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament"
The motto of Blessed Mother Mary Angela Truszkowka,
foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice (Felician Sisters)
 
Meditation:
On the feast day of Our Lady's Presentation in 1855,  Bl. Mary Angela (known as Sophia Truszkowska) and her cousin Clothilde, kneeled before the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa  and promised to do all that Her Son, Jesus Christ,
willed for them. The Felician Order considers this the beginning of  their order. Bl. Mary Angela began her life of charity by taking care of orphans who were called the "children of St. Felix" of Cantalice.
Hers was a spirituality of essentials. There were no extraordinary forms of prayer, no visions, ecstasies, or divine revelations. Her lasting legacy of love is the childlike love and imitation of the virtues of Mary, and the Eucharistic spirituality which she bequeathed to her spiritual daughters as a way of life.
 
Resolution:
Today I will offer one small sacrifice of charity in imitation of Bl. Angela Mary and say:
All through the Heart of Mary in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
 
Marian Vow:
The Capuchin St. Felix of Cantalice inspired the foundation of the Felician order by Blessed Mary Angela. His was a life of humility (he called himself the "donkey of the Capuchins") and of trust in Divine Providence ("Deo Gratias" was his signature greeting to one and all). St. Felix experienced a vision of Our Lady before his death, a vision in which our Lady handed the Child Jesus into his  arms. The same experience is repeated in the lives of St. Francis, St. Anthony and St. Catharine of Bologna.  When one turns himself over to Our Lady,  She places the child Jesus into his arms.
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.

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Blessings+
Deacon John

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