Mary Vitamin for July 12th
Topic: Mediatrix of All Grace
“God’s mind is very clear: Every grace, as well as Christ Himself, comes to us through Mary – every grace, however small or great. The management of the whole supernatural treasury belongs to the Heart of Our Lady.”
Father Stefano Manelli, FI, Devotion to Our Lady, (Academy of the Immaculate), 61.
“When St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina used to come down for Confessions every day, before he reached the confessional he would pass by a picture of the Immaculate. Without fail he would stop for a few minutes to pray before it. He was entrusting to Our Lady the Confessions that he was about to hear and was appealing for an abundance of graces. The fruitful results of his priestly ministry were the concrete answers to his prayer….
A Hail Mary before study, before work, before giving a talk, before an examination, before a journey, before surgery, before meals, before rest, etc., is an assurance of a grace that elevates and sanctifies the action.”
Father Stefano Manelli, FI, Devotion to Our Lady, (Academy of the Immaculate), 62.
Today, I am going to look at my day differently. I am going to look for times that I can turn my actions over to the Mother of Divine Grace. With one Hail Mary I can tap into the ‘treasury of supernatural grace’ that belongs to the Heart of Our Lady.
“Only sacrifices without reserve transfigure into the Mediatrix who saves souls;”
Marian Seraphic Pathways, Statutes #25.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.