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
Monday, February 22, 2016
Why Mary deserves to be exalted above all creatures
* February 22 – Blessed Isabella of France (d. 1270), foundress of a convent dedicated to the Humility of Our Lady
* Why Mary deserves to be exalted above all creatures
says Saint Bernard, "is the foundation and guardian of virtues;" and
with reason, for without it no other virtue can exist in a soul. Should
she possess all virtues, all will depart when humility is gone.
But, on the other hand, as Saint Francis de Sales wrote to Saint Jane
Frances de Chantal, "God so loves humility, that whenever He sees it, He
is immediately drawn thither." This beautiful and so necessary virtue
was unknown in the world; but the Son of God Himself came on earth to
teach it by His Own example, and willed that in that virtue in
particular we should endeavor to imitate Him: “Learn of Me, because I am
meek and humble of heart.” (Mt 11:29)
Mary, being the first and most perfect disciple of Jesus Christ in the
practice of all virtues, was the first also in that of humility, and by
it merited to be exalted above all creatures.
It was revealed to Saint Matilda that the first virtue in which the
Blessed Mother particularly exercised herself, from her very childhood,
was that of humility.