MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, November 06, 2015

We must look through Mary as if she were our eyeglass lens

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

November 6 – Our Lady of Valfleury (France)

“We must look through Mary as if she were our eyeglass lens”

Images from http://blogs.nd.edu/
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