(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "…when a problem has robbed us of our peace, the most important thing is not to resolve the problem in the hope of regaining our peace, but to regain a minimum of peacefulness and then to see what we can do to face the problem.” – Father Jacques Phillpe

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mary - Our Blessed Mother and Guide

Abbey at Genesee, Piffard, NY
(Photo©Michael Seagriff)
Want to get to heaven? 

Cling to our Blessed Mother who remains ever ready to lead us in to the eternal arms of her loving Son:

“If the winds of temptation blow, if you run against the reefs of temptation, look at the star, call on Mary. If the waves of pride, of ambition or of envy are breaking over you, look-at the-star, call on-Mary.  If anger, greed or impurity are violently shaking the ship of your soul turn to Mary.  If you are dismayed at the thought of your sins, confounded by the ugliness of your conscience, fearful at the idea of judgment, and you begin to-sink into a bottomless abyss of sadness or of despair, think about Mary.

When in danger, anguish, or in doubt; think about Mary, invoke Mary.  Let Mary always be on your lips, may she never be absent from your heart.  To obtain her help and intercession, always follow the example of her virtues.  You will not go astray if you follow her.  You will not despair if you call to her.  You will not get lost-if you think about her.  If she is holding you by the hand you will not fall. If she is protecting you, you have nothing to fear. You will not grow weary if she is your guide. You will reach port safely if she is looking after you.”

(St. Bernard)

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