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, February 12, 2016
Mary has the deepest knowledge of God's mercy
* February 12 – The Icon of the Virgin Iverskaia
* Mary has the deepest knowledge of God's mercy
uttered these words during her visit to Elizabeth, the wife of
Zechariah: "His mercy is... from generation to generation." (Lk 1:50).
… Mary is also
the one who obtained mercy in a particular and exceptional way, as no
other person has. At the same time, still in an exceptional way, she
made possible with the sacrifice of her heart her own sharing in
revealing God's mercy. This sacrifice is intimately linked with the
cross of her Son, at the foot of which she was to stand on Calvary.
Her sacrifice is
a unique sharing in the revelation of mercy, that is, a sharing in the
absolute fidelity of God to His own love, to the covenant that He willed
from eternity and that He entered into in time with man, with the
people, with humanity; it is a sharing in that revelation that was
definitively fulfilled through the cross.
No one has
experienced, to the same degree as the Mother of the crucified One, the
mystery of the cross, the overwhelming encounter of divine transcendent
justice with love: that "kiss" given by mercy to justice. (Cf.
No one has
received into his heart, as much as Mary did, that mystery, that truly
divine dimension of the redemption effected on Calvary by means of the
death of the Son, together with the sacrifice of her maternal heart,
together with her definitive "fiat."
Mary, then, is
the one who has the deepest knowledge of the mystery of God's mercy. She
knows its price, she knows how great it is.
Pope Saint John Paul II
Excerpts from the Encyclical Letter Dives in misericordia,
On the Divine Mercy, §9