Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Harp of David and the Immaculate Heart


Mary Vitamin for June 9th
Topic: The Harp of David and the Immaculate Heart
St. John Eudes
The mysterious harp of King David, mentioned in several passages of Sacred Scripture, is another symbolic picture of the holy heart of Mary.
The Admirable Heart of Mary
, (Loreto Publications: 2004), 81.
St. John continues
It is an excellent representation because her pure heart was indeed the harp of the true David, namely Our Lord Jesus Christ. He fashioned it with His own hands; He alone always possessed it. No other fingers but His ever evoked its melodies, because her virginal heart never vibrated with sentiments, affections or impulses other than those inspired by the Holy Ghost.
The Admirable Heart of Mary, (Loreto Publications: 2004), 81.

Psalm 33
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
With a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.
O sing him a song that is new,
Play loudly, with all your skill.
Today, when I turn to my Rosary, (my ten-stringed lute) I will give thanks to the Lord with the Immaculate Heart, the true harp of David.

Nativity of Mary
Marian Vow:
St. Maximilian Kolbe who first promoted the Marian vow of total consecration was Franciscan and a particular charism of this order is "joy". Here is a quote encouraging those consecrated to Our Lady to cultivate  joy.
The third purpose for which King David used his harp was to praise God and especially to praise Him with joy.In like manner, Christ the second David, not only attuned His holy Mother's heart to praise and bless His divine majesty in every way, but He also induced Mary to seek her joy and bliss exclusively in His praises, and in all the acts she performed for His glory and in His service.
St. John Eudes, The Admirable Heart of Mary, (Loreto Publications: 2004).

 I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.


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