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
Friday, June 05, 2015
“Know that the Blessed Virgin Mary is well aware of your tiredness” - A Moment with Mary
* June 5 – Our Lady of Help (Italy, 1611)
* “Know that the Blessed Virgin Mary is well aware of your tiredness”
“Know that the Blessed Virgin Mary is well aware of your tiredness”
Eighteenth-century painting of God fashioning the image
tiredness of priests! Do you know how often I think about this
weariness which all of you experience? I think about it and I pray about
it, often, especially when I am tired myself… Our weariness goes
straight to the heart of the Father.
Know that the
Blessed Virgin Mary is well aware of this tiredness and she brings it
straight to the Lord. As our Mother, she knows when her children are
weary, and this is her greatest concern. “Welcome! Rest, my child. We
will speak afterwards…” “Whenever we draw near to her, she says to us:
“Am I not here with you, I who am your Mother?” (cf. Evangelii Gaudium,
286). And to her Son she will say, as she did at Cana, “They have no
wine” (Jn 2:3).
Let us never
forget that a key to fruitful priestly ministry lies in how we rest and
in how we look at the way the Lord deals with our weariness… Is the Holy
Spirit truly “rest in times of weariness” for me, or is he just someone
who keeps me busy?
Do I know how to
spend time with Jesus, with the Father, with the Virgin Mary and Saint
Joseph, with my patron saints, and to find rest in their demands, which
are easy and light…?
Holy Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 w2.vatican.va