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St. Maximilian Daily

St Maximilian – Loving with the Immaculate Heart

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Ave Maria!

This is a repost from our old St. Maximilian Daily series for today’s feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Ave Maria!

“By no means can we content ourselves with simply any kind of love for the Heart of Jesus, because we aspire for the most perfect love, i.e. to the point of loving with the Heart of the Immaculate, and only a love of this kind.” (cf. SK #654)

St Maximilian Daily – Closer to the Immaculate, Closer to the Sacred Heart

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Ave Maria!
This is a repost from an old series on AirMaria for the Feast of the Sacred Heart today and for the Immaculate Heart tomorrow.

Ave Maria!August’s Theme: The Missions

“Let’s always, every day, seek to be closer to the Immaculate; then, for this very reason, we will draw closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to God the Father, to the Most Holy Trinity, because no creature is as close to the Divinity as the Immaculate. And then all those who are near to our hearts, for this same reason, will be brought closer to the Immaculate and to God, and among these are also the poor pagans, who have need of missionaries.” (cf. SK #577)

Two Prayers from St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, martyr

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

 

Ave Maria Meditations

 

Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity:

I adore You, O our heavenly Father, because You placed in the most pure womb of Mary Your only-begotten Son. I adore You, O Son of God, because You condescended to enter the womb of Mary and became truly Her actual Son.  I adore You, O Holy Spirit,  because You deigned to form in Her immaculate womb the Body of the Son of God.

I adore You, O most Holy Trinity,  O One God in the Holy Trinity,  for having enobled the Immaculate in such a divine way. And I will never cease daily from the first moment I awake to adore You most humbly, O Divine Trinity, with my face to the ground, repeating three times: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now,  and will be for ever. Amen.

On Unlimited Happiness: 

So we do wish to live after all, but without having to suffer. We want to live happily, but not any sort of happy life. We would like our happiness to grow con­tinually rather than diminish; in fact, the knowledge itself that we might find an insurmountable obstacle in our path would diminish our happiness. We long for happiness, but it should have no limits. Quite so. And not only should it have no limits, but it should last for a very long time, as long as possible; endless­ly, if possible.

Indeed. Evidently, there is no such thing as unlimited hap­piness in this limited world; such happiness can only be found in the infinite, eternal God himself, in heaven. Besides, all of us who are here, long for this, and every person, regardless of nationality, lives on such longing. The longing comes from human nature itself, which is common to us all.

Could God himself, who has bestowed on us abili­ties and natural tendencies to reach our goal (eyes to see the objects that really exist, ears to hear the sounds that really exist), give his creatures a higher, intellectual longing, without offering them the chance to fulfill it? If this were the case, then that longing would be pointless.

A God who has created in nature this somehow unquenchable longing for happiness, explicitly intending it to be unlimited, but without offering the way to satisfy this burning thirst, would not be acting sensibly nor lovingly. In short, he would not be God. Therefore, there must be such happiness.

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

 

 

 

Sept 22 – St Maximilian Daily – Consecration Requires Courage and Prayer

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“A soul consecrated to the Immaculate must follow the inspirations of the heart with complete liberty and approach the tabernacle, the cross, the Holy Trinity with much more courage, because that soul does not approach alone, but together with the Heavenly Mother, the Immaculate. Therefore, the soul consecrated to the Immaculate needs to pray the ejaculatory prayers and other prayers with great liberty, as the wings of the love of God guide it, where the Holy Spirit inspires it, shattering all barriers.” (cf. SK #1301)

Sept 21 – St Maximilian Daily – Consecration Pleases the Heart of Jesus

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“A soul that is consecrated to the Immaculate, even if it does not turn its thought in an explicit way to the Immaculate and offers the prayer, the work, the suffering or any other thing, directly to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, that soul procures for the Heart of Jesus a pleasure that is incomparably greater than it would if it were not consecrated to the Immaculate.” (cf. SK #1301)

Sept 20 – St Maximilian Daily – Consecration Purifies Our Imperfect Acts

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“If we belong to the Immaculate, then everything that is ours belongs to Her and Jesus accepts everything that comes from us as if it came from Her, as if it belonged to Her. In this case, She cannot leave those actions imperfect, but She renders them worthy of Herself, that is Immaculate, without the slightest stain.” (cf. SK #1301)

Sept 19 – St Maximilian Daily – Invoke the Name of Mary

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“Even if we already belong to the Immaculate, nevertheless, with the more important things, it is good to give them to Her as Her property, even with the mere invocation, “Mary”. When in difficulty, offer even this as Her property, with the invocation “Mary”: may She remove it, leave it be, reduce it or increase it as She pleases. When it is finished, always by means of the invocation “Mary”, may She purify it, repair that which is no good and offer it to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as Her own personal offering.” (cf. SK #1300)

Sept 18 – St Maximilian Daily – Recourse to the Immaculate

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“Let us often have recourse to the Immaculate. May Her little statue, [?], help us to often remember the filial duty to turn to Her before all of the important actions of the day. When difficulties arise, offer them to Her, so that She may do with them as She prefers: remove them, reduce them, increase them or leave them as they are; but also at the end of work it is good to offer to Her the action completed, so that its effect may be that which She desires.” (cf. SK #744)

Sept 17 – St Maximilian Daily – The Immaculate Living In Us

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“We don’t know theoretically, and much less practically, how one ought to serve the Immaculate, how one ought to be Her instrument, servant, son, slave, thing, property and?She Herself. She alone must instruct each one of us in every instant, guide us, transform us into Herself, in such a way that it is no longer we who live, but She living in us, just as Jesus lives in Her and the Father in the Son.” (cf. SK #556)

Sept 16 – St Maximilian Daily – Transubstantiated into the Immaculate

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“We want to be the property of the Immaculate up to the point that, not only will there be nothing in us that is not Hers, but that we become almost annihilated in Her, changed into Her, transubstantiated into Her, that She Herself remain. That we belong to Her, as She belongs to God.” (cf. SK #508)

Sept 15 – St Maximilian Daily – Unlimitedly Possessed by the Immaculate

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“We know of the possessed, through whom the devil thought, spoke, and acted. We too, want to be as such, and still more, unlimitedly possessed by the Immaculate, that She Herself may think, speak and act through us.” (cf. SK #508)

Sept 14 – St Maximilian Daily – Being of the Immaculate without Limitation

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“The expressions ‘servant’, ‘son’, ‘slave’, ‘thing’, and ‘property’ are beautiful; but we want to be more, we want to be of the Immaculate without any limitation, including those indicated above and others that will be invented or could still be invented. In a word, be Hers, Immaculatae.” (cf. SK #508)

Sept 13 – St Maximilian Daily – The Immaculate’s Work Via Holy Obedience

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“My dear brothers, the Immaculate has no need of me nor you, nor anyone else, for Her work; She Herself initiated it, She directs it, makes it grow and She alone carries it on by means of holy obedience. We, instead, are only obstacles, impediments, because we will never correspond to grace as we ought.” (cf. SK #419)

Sept 12 – St Maximilian Daily – Work Hard For The Immaculate

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“My wish is that all of the Militants of the Immaculate work hard and wear themselves out for Her and, through Her, for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but only within the limits which She desires, neither more nor less: only in this case, in fact, will it be the maximum.” (cf. SK #418)

Sept 11 – St Maximilian Daily – Total Consecration To Save And Sanctify Souls

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Ave Maria!September’s Theme: Consecration to the Immaculate

“Let us totally consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate, in order that She may deign to use us as instruments to save and sanctify souls. Let us conquer hearts for Her, because wherever She enters, there also penetrates divine grace and from this follows salvation and sanctification.” (cf. SK #164)