Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.
Saint Francis de Sales
“Virgin de la Leche with Christ Child and St.Bernard Clairvaux” by an unknown artist from Peru – 1680 – Oil on canvas – Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe.
Recently Francis exclaimed, ““You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus,” and this got me to thinking further on the topic. Mary is truly vital to our spiritual lives. We see in the teachings of the Church, saints specifically, just how vital She is to our own spiritual health. We know from proper Catholic teaching that to alienate ourselves from Mary is ultimately an alienation of Christ Himself. “No one will ever be the servant of the Son without serving the Mother.” Saint Ildephonsus, Bishop Do we truly take time out daily to “be at the breast” of Mary daily? Or are we just whining in our little cribs refusing the nourishment that She gives? Those who are closest to Mary, in my opinion, are the most protected and considering how so many disregard Our Lady, it is no wonder, why so many lives will be lost in the days ahead.
Under Mantle is her breast. We must meditate upon the mysteries of the most holy rosary. We must “dig deep” and go beneath her mantle to truly stay connected in grace through her breast. In the times ahead Mary will play and even more pivotal role in the protection of the Church yet so many run from her rather than to her. The heretics of this world acknowledge there is a woman in the room with them but they fail to see her as their own Mother! This is truly saddening. The heretics of the world rather choose their GMO soy laced formula which you can buy anywhere these days. However, Our Lady and her nourishment is the real thing. If her nourishment was good enough for Christ then it is good enough for me. It is truly abominable to see so many “bashing” Mary who claim to be Christian. The reality is these people aren’t Christian but sons of the devil. ”For if we are bidden to honor carnal fathers and mothers, how much more the spiritual? . . . If this virtue of charity has been overlooked, a man will lose any fruit of salvation in any good he may do.”
–Pope Saint Gregory VII
We cry and She has the solution. Our souls are yearning for God and it was through Mary which God moved unto us. Thus, why reject her? We cry like infants in our cribs over the littlest of problems and refuse to go to Mary. I can attest in my own conversion Mary was not only pivotal She was the catalyst! I had just about given up on my self and was locked in the dungeon of despair until I decided to let Mary in. She came in and much like the “Mother of the morning” opened the blinds “to let the Light in”. My room was dark and she was the catalyst for my growth in Selfless Love. I was cold in the night and she was there to bring me in closer to her and keep me warm. This world is a cruel place truly Lucifer’s world and if we persist in neglecting Mary the cold will overtake us. Thus, Mary is necessary for this Counterrevolution against self. She takes us by the hand and brings us to her Son! How can that be bad? The heretic will argue we place too much emphasis on Mary and I reply, no we do not give her enough time during the day” What manner of man completely neglects their own earthly mother and thinks the Father will approve of this? It is truly pride which has overrun the hearts of heretics. “The pious and learned Jesuit, Suarez, Justus Lipsius, a devout and erudite theologian of Louvain, and many others have proved incontestably that devotion to our Blessed Lady is necessary to attain salvation. This they show from the teaching of the Fathers, notably St. Augustine, St. Ephrem, deacon of Edessa, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Germanus of Constantinople, St. John Demascene, St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Bernardine, St. Thomas and St. Bonaventure. Even according to Oecolampadius and other heretics, lack of esteem and love for the Virgin Mary is an infallible sign of God’s disapproval. On the other hand, to be entirely and genuinely devoted to her is a sure sign of God’s approval.”
–Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
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