Monday, April 09, 2012
Mary Vitamin for April 9th
Topic: The Resurrection
John Paul II
The Gospels mention various appearances of the risen Christ, but not a meeting between Jesus and his Mother. This silence must not lead to the conclusion that after the Resurrection Christ did not appear to Mary; rather it invites us to seek the reasons why the Evangelists made such a choice.
General Audience of 21 May 1997,
St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church:
One day after receiving Communion, it seemed most clear to me that Our Lord sat beside me; He told me that immediately after His resurrection He went to see our Lady because she then had great need and that the pain she experienced so absorbed and transpierced her soul that she did not return immediately to herself to rejoice in that joy. By this I understood how different was this other transpiercing, the one of my soul. But what must have been that transpiercing of the blessed Virgin's soul! He also said that He had remained a long time with her because it was necessary in order to console her.
St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Testimonies, (ICS Publications), 390-91.
I will think often of the Lord consoling the Blessed Virgin Mary after the Resurrection especially in my Rosary.
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Whatever happens for the cause of conversion and sanctification is a work of the grace of God. But the Mediatrix of that grace is the Mother of God. As Jesus is sole Mediator with God the Father, so the only Mediatrix with Jesus is the Mother of God. Therefore, conversion and sanctification come through her.
Will to Love, (Marytown Press), 48.