Compiled by J. Maurus
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Mary and Jesus are always united: in life, in heaven, and in veneration. Along with the Heart of Jesus the Church honours and prays to Mother Mary who has a great heart for all her children (the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary falls on the Saturday after the solemnity of the Sacred Heart).
To honour the Heart of Mary is the same as honouring the most holy Virgin; to have recourse to the Heart of Mary is to have recourse to the heavenly Mother. To imitate the virtues of the Heart of Mary is to imitate the most holy Virgin.
What are the qualities of her Heart? They are many.
Her Heart is Immaculate; from the moment she was conceived she belonged to God.
Hers is the most humble Heart; from such a Heart sprang the expression: "Behold, I am the handmaid of God."
Hers is the most pure Heart; she loved the Lord, and only him.
Hers is a generous Heart; she was always ready to do the will of God, even when things were tough, even during the passion and agony of her Son on the Cross.
Two conclusions for us then: imitate Mary and have recourse to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
What Strikes Me Most Today
Blessed Alberione had a special devotion to Mary, especially as Mary Immaculate and Queen of Apostles. Every saintly person I read about has this type of devotion to Mary.
I especially like how Blessed Alberione outlines the qualities of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and instructs us to imitate Mary and have recourse to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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