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
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Mary teaches us the wonder of small daily joys
* February 4 – Our Lady of the Fire (Italy, 1428) - Saint Joan of France, foundress of the Order of the Annunciades (d. 1505)
* Mary teaches us the wonder of small daily joys
Josemaria Escriva commented on the passage about the woman in the crowd
who praised the mother of Jesus, and the Jesus’ enlightening response:
"Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!" (Lk 11:
He wrote that
this last statement "was the praise of his Mother and her fiat,
manifested not by blind actions, but by daily, silent and hidden
sacrifice." He added: "Here, we can understand the logic of God a little
better. It is not the accomplishment of great actions that make up the
supernatural value of our life, but the faithful acceptance of God's
will and generosity in the sacrifice of each day…"
In a society
like our own, dominated by consumerism and the search for pleasure,
people lose the ability to appreciate small joys. Fewer and fewer people
experience what Saint Augustine described: "When there is love, either
the sacrifice does not cost us anything, or we like the sacrifice that
it costs us."
Mary teaches us
the pleasure of small everyday joys—those that are within the reach of
all but that our hectic life make invisible... These are treasures that
the frenetic pace of modern life wants to rob us of, and that we must