Sunday, February 25, 2007

Mother most amiable, pray for us!

With these words we venerate Mother of God, the most beautifully shining star of purity, most pleasing to God and most worthy of our devotion and prayers. Yes, she is the most pleasing to God, above all the Saints - for the Father sends to Mary His heavenly messanger with Angelic salutation, the Son choses her for His Mother and the Holy Ghost unites in her both motherhood and virginity. Why? Because Mary loved God above all! She was worthy to experience the sweetness of God's promise: "He that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him... and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him". (John 14; 21.23). How lovable is the Immaculata to us also! Blessed Henry Suzo says, that simple meditation on the name of Mary can give the idea how admirable and sweet is Mary herself. Millions of souls both in heaven and on earth were granted graces through Mary. Let us venerate our most loving and amiable Mother with some good work, practicing some particular virtue, visiting the ill, forgiving the enemy. Let us make the resolution to say Angelus three times a day, which is particularly pleasing devotion to Our Lady. Maybe one day we will become worthy what the Church says through Immaculata: "I love them that love me:...That I may enrich them...and may fill their treasures" (Prov. 8: 17.21).