Thursday, November 26, 2009
[MaryVitamin] Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Mary Vitamin for November 27th
Topic: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Feast November 27
Pope Leo XIII
"With all truth and propriety it is licit to affirm that absolutely nothing is given to us except through Mary, because God has so willed it. And as to no one is it permitted to go to the Father except through the Son, so, ordinarily no one can go to the Son except through the Mother."
The Miraculous Medal apparition of Our Lady
"[T]here was the Queen of heaven, there in the sanctuary, standing upon a globe. She shone as the morning rising, a radiant vision, 'in all her perfect beauty', as Catherine said later. The Virgin held in her hands a golden ball which she seemed to offer to God, for her eyes were raised heavenward. Suddenly, her hands were resplendent with rings set with precious stones that glittered and flashed in a brilliant cascade of light. 'These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them. The gems from which rays do not fall are the graces for which souls forget to ask.'"
The source of Our Lady's beauty is Her virtue and the jewels that enhance Her beauty are the graces given to Her by God.
Today I will hold my Miraculous Medal and I will think of the rings on Our Lady’s hands and beg for the graces for which "souls have forgotten to ask."
My Marian Vow will hold all the graces and not let one slip away.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.