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« on: January 24, 2016, 07:40:25 AM »

For some of you this post will not tell you anything that you don't already know.  But for the sake of those who might benefit by it I wanted to post.  As Catholics we are supposed to be apostolic people.  Sharing our knowledge of our Blessed Mother with others has got to be one of the best ways I can think of to bring souls to Christ and to get them to begin to embrace the true Faith.  If we could only get lapsed Catholics and non-Catholics to promise to us that they will pray an Hail Mary daily in her honor and to show her their love, we'd be doing them no small favor.

If you wish to cooperate with/assist the Holy Ghost in the conversion of hearts (in addition to praying, offering up sacrifices and making reparation) then talk to family members, friends and acquaintances about Blessed Mary, asking them if they love their heavenly Mother and pray devoutly to her.  If they say that they don't, then encourage them to do so.  If they say that they already do so, then ask them to consecrate themselves to her if they haven't already and ask them to read the book True Devotion to Mary or the pamphlet  The Secret of Mary , both written by St. Louis de Montfort about Mary and the Marian Consecration.  Show them that the way to the Son is through the Mother, that the best and truly the only way to Jesus is through Mary.  If they are already consecrated, then ask them if they are living out their consecration faithfully. Encourage them to read St. Louis de Montfort's books if they aren't living out their consecrations faithfully.  Be Mary-like with them and always be Mary-like, for your example will speak louder to others than your words.

If somebody tells you that they prefer going directly to Jesus, then ask them who will get to their destination easier and quicker--they walking alone by themselves or you walking alongside or carried in the arms of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Mercy?  Explain to them that she mediates between us and Jesus just as He mediates between her and our heavenly Father, and explain that we need her to mediate between us and Jesus, for He is not only our Saviour but He is also our Just Judge; and because Blessed Mary is all-mercy and no judgment/condemnation and Jesus is not only divine Mercy but the strictest judgment, we would be foolish not to go to Jesus through Mary, for although He is all-merciful He is also all-just and in justice He can refuse our requests (for we are sinners); but Jesus has promised never to refuse any request of his Mother, who is only all-merciful towards sinners.  Saints have heard Jesus tell His Mother that He will deny her nothing--so you see, none of her requests will be rejected.  Why wouldn't we want to offer up our petitions to Him through Mary?  We would be very foolish not to, now wouldn't we?  

The Reign of Jesus Christ at the end of time will be ushered in by the Reign of Mary. Bring hearts to her and bring hearts that are close to her even closer to her.  She is our heavenly Mother, she is our Life, our Sweetness and our HOPE.  Let us cling to her like little children cling to their mothers amid the storms of life and keep safe under her mantle; let us be good, faithful, devoted sons and daughters of Blessed Mary, ever trusting and ever loving her, so that she can bring us closer to her Son, our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ.  

The saints say that no true client of Mary can perish and that true devotion to Mary is a sign of predestination.  Let us be truly devoted to Blessed Mary and honor her by means of living up to our consecration faithfully, daily.  Let us never be false devotees; they are described by St. Louis de Montfort in his book True Devotion to Mary.  

Mary Immaculate Queen, pray for us!  

God bless you and Mary keep you!




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Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matth. 6:33).
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 08:04:00 AM »

I had to correct something in my last post.  Hopefully nobody got to read my unmodified post.  God bless you!
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Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matth. 6:33).
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