Thursday, November 29, 2012

Through the Womb

Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us see Him in lowliness, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.   

 – St. Francis of Assisi


When a newly conceived baby finds itself in the womb of its mother, it is nourished and protected and guided into growth and maturity. The baby's soul is even fed nourishment, if the mother receives Holy Communion and prays regularly. The two souls are wonderfully unique through a one-of-a-kind unity for nine months. This is the closest example I can imagine to explain the necessity for each of us to grow in spiritual maturity through Mary. 

In the repeat of yesterday's quote, above, St. Francis says, "Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb..." This points us to how we each must offer ourselves to God. Through the Heart of Mary. She is the womb which bears God's children. Joining in her life and prayers unites us with the whole Church and therefore with Christ. It is the perfection of the Communion of Saints; In her-In Christ together we are all given to the Father. Mary's very being nourishes us with God's grace, protects us with prayer, and guides our growth by pointing us to the Sacraments of her Son's Church. 

Two suggestions: First, next time you go to ask Marys for prayers, ask your guardian angel to visit her throne in heaven and lay you and your petitions at her feet. Then, kneel and tell her your heart. She is constantly waiting to intercede for us. By the way, I think our Guardian Angels love this little mission to visit her. 

Second, read this article. You will like it. Growing in Total Consecration 

"O Mary conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee."  

God bless! 


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