MARY, OUR MOTHER

Monday, May 18, 2015

Let us learn to be like Mary - A Moment with Mary


* May 18 – Our Lady of the Holy Desire (Vinovo, Italy, province of Turin, 1890)  * Let us learn to be like Mary  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

May 18 – Our Lady of the Holy Desire (Vinovo, Italy, province of Turin, 1890) 

Let us learn to be like Mary



Mary is the model of the disciple, the model of the heart that listens and is in perfect unison with the will of God. Simply speaking, to convert is to learn to be like Mary. And to be like Mary is quite simple! God is simple. We are the ones who are complicated!

To be like Mary, we must learn to know her through the Gospel. In Nazareth, for example, it was not uncommon for her to go out from her home. In fact, the "outgoing Church" that Pope Francis talks about has Mary for model. She went out to meet the other women of the village just as she went to meet the guests of the wedding at Cana.

She spoke to people kindly; she was benevolent. No criticism ever came from her mouth. She spoke well of her neighbors; she would encourage and console others. Her meekness was her strength. Joy and humility are twin sisters who feed each other. Don Bosco once said: "Remember that the devil is afraid of happy people!" Think about this sentence often: "The devil is afraid of happy people!"

Father Emmanuel Gobilliard, Meditation posted on March 24, 2015
Rector of the Cathedral Our Lady of Le Puy en Velay

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