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
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
God may be like a "devouring fire" - A Moment with Mary
* June 16 - Canonization of Padre Pio (2002)
* God may be like a "devouring fire"
we want to evoke that burning devotion present in the heart of Saint
Padre Pio, we must remember the devotion he had for the Virgin of his
childhood, the Madonna della Libera who was venerated in his parish
church in Pietrelcina, Italy.
we remark specific signs that show that his soul was transformed and
configured to Mary and to Christ through the light of the Holy Spirit.
The Virgin can mold a soul to the image of God. In this way, Padre Pio
was brought to intimacy with the Trinity. And Christ communicates the
flames of his Spirit to the purified soul that gives itself to Mary.
point, the "mystic" is plunged into a "flame of love" that spreads in
his heart and ignites even his body. It is this phenomenon that produced
hyperthermia in Padre Pio, with a body temperature sometimes reaching
up to 118° and even 125° recorded several times by the same medical
physician during his military service. This gives reason to believe that
God may be like a "devouring fire."
Father Jean Derobert
Italian: Body of San Pio in the crypt of the church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)