Friday, June 18, 2010

[MaryVitamin] Mary's Heart


Mary Vitamin for June 18th
: Mary's Heart
[T]he bush seen by Moses which burnt without being consumed, was a real symbol of Mary's heart.

St. Alphonsus di Liguori
God, who is love, came on earth to enkindle in the hearts of all the flame of His Divine love; but in no heart did He enkindle it so much as in that of His Mother; for her heart was entirely pure from all earthly affections, and fully prepared to burn with this blessed flame. Thus Saint Sophronius says, that Divine love so inflamed her, that nothing earthly could enter her affections; she was always burning with this heavenly flame
 St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary (Tan Books)472-3.
Today, just one time, when I notice an attachment to an earthly affection, I will ask for the grace to turn away from it, in imitation of Our Lady's Heart, which was always burning with love of God.
Marian Vow:
I will apply the words of St. Ildephonsus to the Marian Vow.
 [T]he Holy Ghost heated, inflamed, and melted Mary with love, as fire does iron; so that the flame of this Holy Spirit was seen, and nothing was felt but the fire of the love of God.
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, (Tan Books), 472-3.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.


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