MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Find your inspiration in Mary, Mother of love and human pain



* August 25 - Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick - Saint Louis, King of France (d. 1270)   * Find your inspiration in Mary, Mother of love and human pain  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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

August 25 - Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick - Saint Louis, King of France (d. 1270)  

Find your inspiration in Mary, Mother of love and human pain 


Juan Diego by Miguel Cabrera, 1752 (Wikipedia)
"Do not worry about this illness or about any other misfortune. Am I, your Mother, not here at your side? Are you not protected by my shadow? Am I not your safety?" The humble Indio, Juan Diego of Cuautilan, heard these words on the lips of the Blessed Virgin, in December 1531, at the foot of Tepeyac Hill, today called Guadalupe, after asking for the healing of a relative.

… Dear brothers and sisters who experience suffering in a particular way, you are called to a special mission in the new evangelization and to find your inspiration in Mary, Mother of love and human pain. You are supported in this difficult witness by health-care workers, family members and the volunteers who accompany you on your daily path of suffering. 

… In receiving this invitation from the heart of the Salus infirmorum, you will be able to impress a unique mark on the new evangelization by proclaiming the Gospel of life, mysteriously mediated through the witness given by the Gospel of suffering (cf. Evangelium vitae, n. 1; Salvifici doloris, n. 3).

Saint John Paul II
For the IV World Day of the Sick – February 11, 1996, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico
Source: w2.vatican.va