“In these latter times Mary must shine forth more than ever in mercy, power and grace” – St. Louis De Montfort.
Mankind was saved though the sacrifice of the Son of God on the cross. God has specially chosen a person for this great work of redemption. From the very beginning, to be precise, from Eden Garden the whole of humanity has been waiting for the Redeemer. This was made possible through a humble virgin who called herself the “Handmaid” of God! The whole world rejoiced when she said the big “Yes” to the Archangel Gabriel.
Thousands and thousands of essays can be written on each of her humble attitude while comparing with our present life. Our Lord has given us His Mother on Calvary. We , the spiritual sons and daughters of this Good Mother, must take her into our Home (which is our hearts) like the St. John the Apostle did.
I wish to speak on the Mercy of Mother Mary: for St. Bernard says, we may praise her humility, and marvel at her virginity; but being poor sinners, we are more pleased and attracted by hearing of her mercy; for to this we more affectionately cling, this we more often remember and invoke.
Truly, blessed is he who clings with love and confidence to those two anchors of salvation,Jesus and Mary ! He certainly will not be lost.
It is said that to honour the Queen of Angels is to acquire life everlasting ( St. Laurence of Richard). Many saints have asserted that great things are prepared for those who praise Mother Mary. The devout Thomas a Kempis represents Mary as commending to her Son those who publish her praise saying, “Oh, my Son, have compassion on the souls of thy lovers, and of those who speak in my praise”.
Prayer of St. Alphonso Rodriguez:- “Jesus and Mary, my sweet loves, for you I will suffer, for you I will die; may I be wholly yours, may I be in nothing my own. May we love Jesus and Mary, and become saints, since we can aspire and hope for no greater happiness than this. Farewell, till we meet in heaven at the feet of this sweet mother and her dearly beloved Son, to praise them, to thank them, and love them, in their immediate presence through all eternity. Amen.