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
Friday, November 06, 2015
We must look through Mary as if she were our eyeglass lens
The Rosary has always held a particularly important place during the apparitions of Mary. Our Lady has even at times moved her fingers through Rosary beads along with the faithful.
Why do you think that is? Is it because we should address our prayers to her rather than to Christ or the Father? Not true. On the contrary, it is because we should contemplate the mysteries of the life of Jesus—the mystery of the triune God—with the same eyes as Mary. Our contemplation needs to take its source in her thoughts.
Our vision is blurred, so in order to see clearly—forgive me for using this image—we must look through Mary as if she were our eyeglass lens.
Father Hans Urs von Balthasar Excerpt from the Journal Virgo Fidelis, issue #245, July 2015