June 14, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
Finally, in these considerations of the good effects of True Devotion to Mary, St. Louis de Montfort explains that when we live our consecration to Mary, every time we think of her or praise her, she turns that praise into glory for God. Mary is entirely consumed with giving glory to the Lord. He explains:
Lastly, you never think of Mary without Mary thinking of God for you. You never praise or honor Mary without Mary joining you in praising and honoring God. Mary is entirely relative to God. Indeed, I would say that she was relative only to God, because she exists uniquely in reference to him. She is an echo of God, speaking and repeating only God. If you say “Mary” she says “God”. When St. Elizabeth praised Mary calling her blessed because she had believed, Mary, the faithful echo of God, responded with her canticle, “My soul glorifies the Lord.” What Mary did on that day; she does every day. When we praise her, when we love and honor her, when we present anything to her, then God is praised, honored and loved and receives our gift through Mary and in Mary. (St. Louis de Montfort. “True Devotion to Mary.” N 225)
Don’t you love this! Mary is the perfect conduit to God, because she is totally focused on Him, loving Him, praising Him and glorifying Him. She gathers us up into the praise and glory for God!
In this message we can glimpse this process in Mary:
August 25, 1999 “Dear children! Also today I call you to give glory to God the Creator in the colors of nature. He speaks to you also through the smallest flower about His beauty and the depth of love with which He has created you. Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring. May the wheat fields speak to you about the mercy of God towards every creature. That is why, renew prayer of thanksgiving for everything He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Our Lady glorifies the Lord and rejoices in her Savior! She wants us to have her same joy, by joining her in glorifying our God! This is where we are headed! This is our destiny, to live forever in heaven, surrounded by the Lord and beholding His glory! Amen, Amen!!
Tomorrow we will begin the Novena in honor of the 35th Anniversary of Our Lady’s presence with us in Medjugorje! We can give God so much glory by honoring His Mother for these 9 days. Thank you for joining Mary TV in this novena.
From June 15 to 23, Mary TV will stream the Parish Novena, climbing Apparition Hill! It will be live at 4:00 PM Medjugorje time (10:00 AM EDT)! Our Daily Rosary will be moved to 3:00 PM Medjugorje Time (9:00 AM EDT) and the Hour of Mercy will be suspended until after the Anniversary on June 25.
Join us for this great Novena to Our Lady, Queen of Peace, tomorrow!!
And pray for the Mary TV Team as we will be traveling to Medjugorje on June 20th for the Anniversary and for the wedding of Josip Zubac and Christina Georgotas!! Yeah!!!
God bless you all, and know you will be with us in our hearts in Medjugorje!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2016