Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mary TV: Day 20 Consecration
(c)Mary TV 2013
August 1, 2013
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Consecration Day 20
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we begin Week 2 of our preparation for consecration. This week is devoted to a greater knowledge of Mary! What a delightful week this will be!
Here is the theme of this week:
Purpose: Obtain Knowledge of the Blessed Virgin
of love, pious affection for the Blessed Virgin, imitation of her
virtues, especially her profound humility, her lively faith, her blind
obedience, her continual mental prayer, her mortification in all things,
her surpassing purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her
angelic sweetness, and her divine wisdom: "there being," as St. Louis De
Montfort says, "the ten principal virtues of the Blessed Virgin."
must unite ourselves to Jesus through Mary - this is the characteristic
of our devotion; therefore, Saint Louis De Montfort asks that we employ
ourselves in acquiring a knowledge of the Blessed Virgin.
is our sovereign and our mediatrix, our Mother and our Mistress. Let us
then endeavor to know the effects of this royalty, of this mediation,
and of this maternity, as well as the grandeurs and prerogatives which
are the foundation or consequences thereof. Our Mother is also a perfect
mold wherein we are to be molded in order to make her intentions and
dispositions ours. This we cannot achieve without studying the interior
life of Mary; namely, her virtues, her sentiments, her actions, her
participation in the mysteries of Christ and her union with Him.
The purpose of this
week is to become more like Mary. Of course we know that we cannot do
this on our own. Mother Mary will have to do most of the molding and
shaping. But we can turn our hearts and minds to her, and keep her in
our focus all week. To give Our Lady our entire attention will be a
lovely thing. She is so beautiful!
Luke 2:16-21, 45-52
they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a
manger. And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been
told them concerning this child; and all who heard it wondered at what
the shepherds told them. But Mary kept all these things, pondering them
in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. And at the
end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the
name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb....
when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the
teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard
him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when they
saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have
you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you
anxiously." And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you
not know that I must be in my Father's house?" And they did not
understand the saying which he spoke to them. And he went down with
them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept
all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in
stature, and in favor with God and man.
Through all the
amazing events of Mary's life, she did one thing that amazes us. She
kept everything in her heart. She pondered each event, each moment in
Jesus' life, in her heart. What amazing strength Our Lady
had. She must have run the gamut of emotions as Jesus' mother, from deep
joy to incredibly severe suffering. But she kept all those emotions in
her heart. She must have had so many questions about Jesus and his
mission, about the politics of her times, about the plans of God in her
regard. But she kept those questions in her heart as well. And she
pondered everything that happened, every word spoken, every step taken
in the life of the Holy Family, and she allowed those memories to speak
to her. She pondered, with an eye on the Father. She pondered in His
presence, in prayer. And the pondering bore incredible fruit.
We want to learn to
bear fruit in the same way, by pondering in our hearts the wonders of
the Lord. With Mary we will learn how.
Our Lady spoke about
how we think and what we ponder in our hearts in these two messages. She
wants us to think only about her Son, to think about God's glory, and
let these things lead us. We will become like her in this way, those who
ponder in their hearts the things of God.
April 4, 1985 (Holy Thursday)
"Dear children! I thank you for having started to think more about
God's glory in your hearts. Today is the day when I wished to stop
giving the messages because some individuals did not accept me. The
parish has been moved and I wish to keep on giving you messages as it
has never been in history from the beginning of the world. Thank you for
having responded to my call."
2, 2010 "Dear children; Today I bless you in a special way and I pray
for you to return to the right way, to my Son, your Savior, your
Redeemer, to Him who gave you eternal life. Reflect on everything human,
on everything that does not permit you to set out after my Son, on
transience, imperfection and limitation, and then think of my Son, of
His Divine infiniteness. By your surrender and prayer ennoble your body
and perfect your soul. Be ready, my children. Thank you."
Our thoughts, our
ponderings, are very important. Indeed, the people who started to think
more about God's glory made all the difference in Our Lady's plans for
Medjugorje. Those thoughts about God changed God's mind, and He
continued to send Mary to us in a way that has never before happened in
We will pray the same
prayers as in Week 1, but add one more prayer, St. Louis' Prayer to
Mary. And we are advised to pray the Rosary each day as well.
Fortunately we already do pray the Rosary, so we are all set!!
Litany of the Holy Spirit
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Father all-powerful, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us.
Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.
Author of all good, [etc.]
Source of heavenly water Consuming fire
Spirit of love and truth
Spirit of wisdom and understanding
Spirit of counsel and fortitude
Spirit of knowledge and piety
Spirit of the fear of the Lord
Spirit of grace and prayer
Spirit of peace and meekness
Spirit of modesty and innocence
Holy Spirit, the Comforter
Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier
Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church
Gift of God, the Most High
Spirit Who fillest the universe
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God
Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be Thou our everlasting reward.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Send us Thy Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.
V. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
us pray. Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may
enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with
His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the
same Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, forever and ever.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto)
Lord, have mercy on us,
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Saviour, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Preparation for Consecration, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Vessel of honor, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of Heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors, pray for us.
Queen of virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without Original Sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into Heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Us Pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants,
that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body, and by the
glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever virgin, may be delivered
from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness.
Through Christ Our Lord.
Ave Maris Stella
Hail, O Star of the ocean,
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.
Taking that sweet Ave,
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
Break the sinners' fetters,
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.
Show thyself a Mother,
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.
Virgin all excelling,
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
Keep our life all spotless,
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
Praise to God the Father,
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.
St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary
Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail Mary, admirable
Mother of the Son! Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit! Hail
Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign! Hail my
joy, my glory, my heart and my soul! You are all mine by mercy, and I
am all yours by justice. But I am not yet sufficiently yours. I now
give myself wholly to you without keeping anything back for myself or
others. If you still see in me anything which does not belong to you, I
beseech you to take it and to make yourself the absolute Mistress of
all that is mine. Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God,
root it up and bring it to nought; place and cultivate in me everything
that is pleasing to you.
the light of you faith dispel the darkness of my mind; may your
profound humility take the place of my pride; may your sublime
contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination; may
your continuous sight of God fill my memory with His presence; may the
burning love of your heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine; may your
virtues take the place of my sins; may your merits be my only adornment
in the sight of God and make up for all that is wanting in me. Finally,
dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no
other spirit but yours to know Jesus and His divine will; that I may
have no other soul but yours to praise and glorify the Lord; that I may
have no other heart but yours to love God with a love as pure and
ardent as yours. I do not ask you for visions, revelations, sensible
devotion or spiritual pleasures. It is your privilege to see God
clearly; it is your privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss; it is your
privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of your Son
and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons; it is your
privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as you will.
is, O heavenly Mary, the "best part," which the Lord has given you and
which shall never be taken away from you-and this thought fills my
heart with joy. As for my part here below, I wish for no other than
that which was yours: to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures;
to suffer joyfully without human consolation; to die continually to
myself without respite; and to work zealously and unselfishly for you
until death as the humblest of your servants. The only grace I beg you
to obtain for me is that every day and every moment of my life I may
say: Amen, so be it's all that you did do while on earth; Amen, so be
it's all that you are now doing in Heaven; Amen, so be it-to all that
you are doing in my soul, so that you alone may fully glorify Jesus in
me for time and eternity. Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
PS. We will be praying these prayers together during the Daily Rosary on our web page : www.marytv.tv You can join us live at 10:00 am EDT,
every day. Or join us in the archives later in the day. We will do the
consecration prayers in the very beginning of the Daily Rosary, in case
you can't stay for the whole hour.
Thanks again for joining us in this exciting prayer!