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
Saturday, May 23, 2009
[MaryVitamin] St. Felix and Bl. Mother Mary Angela
On the feast day of Our Lady's Presentation in 1855,Bl. Mary Angela (known as Sophia Truszkowska) and her cousin Clothilde, kneeled before the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa and promised to do all that Her Son, Jesus Christ,
willed for them. The Felician Order considers this the beginning of their order. Bl. Mary Angela began her life of charity by taking care of orphans who were called the "children of St. Felix" of Cantalice.
Hers was a spirituality of essentials. There were no extraordinary forms of prayer, no visions, ecstasies, or divine revelations. Her lasting legacy of love is the childlike love and imitation of the virtues of Mary, and the Eucharistic spirituality which she bequeathed to her spiritual daughters as a way of life.
Today I will offer one small sacrifice of charity in imitation of Bl. Angela Mary and say:
All through the Heart of Mary in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The Capuchin St. Felix of Cantalice inspired the foundation of the Felician order by Blessed Mary Angela. His was a life of humility (he called himself the "donkey of the Capuchins") and of trust in Divine Providence ("Deo Gratias" was his signature greeting to one and all). St. Felix experienced a vision of Our Lady before his death, a vision in which our Lady handed the Child Jesus into his arms. The same experience is repeated in the lives of St. Francis, St. Anthony and St. Catharine of Bologna. When one turns himself over to Our Lady,She places the child Jesus into his arms.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.