Monday, April 28, 2008

Mary Vitamin for April 28th
Topic: Feast Day of St. Louis de Montfort
“The Angelic Salutation is a most concise summary of all that Catholic theology teaches about the Blessed Virgin.”
St. Louis De Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary, The Fifteenth Rose.
St. Louis de Montfort
“In the Angelic Salutation can be seen the faith and hope of the patriarchs, the prophets and the apostles. Furthermore it gives to martyrs their unswerving constancy and strength, it is the wisdom of the doctors of the Church, the perseverance of holy confessors and the life of all religious. It is also the new hymn of the law of grace, the joy of angels and men, and the hymn which terrifies devils and put them to shame. […] Finally, the Angelic Salutation is a rainbow in the heavens, a sign of the mercy and grace which God has given to the world.
St. Louis De Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary, The Fifteenth Rose.
Today when I need to see a rainbow of hope, I will turn to the Hail Mary as my sign of hope, like the rainbow of Noah, the sign of God’s promise.
Today, I will try to keep the Hail Mary as my constant companion.
Marian Vow:
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, a Carmelite, never went on missions but she had the missionary spirit:
“Let us ask for as many souls as the number of steps we take in the convent, and as many as the number of words we chant in the Divine Office.”
The Autobiography of St. Anthony Mary Claret, (Tan Books), 74.
(St. Anthony Mary Claret, a great missionary and Marian saint, admired St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi.)
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for grace received.

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