Mary Vitamin for November 12th
Topic: Acts of Love
St. John Eudes
??[T]he heavenly Virgin was never idle, but remained constantly turned towards God, ever exercising her love for His divine majesty.??
The Admirable Heart (Loreto Publications: 2004), 225.
St. John Eudes
??She loved Him with her whole heart, her whole soul and all her strength, according to the full extent of the grace that was in her, so that grace was doubled in her soul, if not from moment to moment, at least from hour to hour, and perhaps more often. [??] If Jesus bestows an eternal kingdom upon those who give a glass of water to the poor for love of Him, what gifts, what treasures, what graces did He constantly pour into Mary’s pure heart, in which He did not encounter the least obstacle to the inexhaustible blessings which He ardently wished to communicate to her.??
The Admirable Heart (Loreto Publications: 2004), 225-6.
Today, I will try to imitate the love of Our Lady towards Our Lord by recalling the presence of God during the day and making an act of love for God. (I will try to do this in the Angelus.)
It is not necessary to use a written prayer but if you would like to use a prayer for the Act of Love:
O Lord God, I love you above all things
and I love my neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect
good, worthy of all my love.
In this love I intend to live and die.
From Women for Faith and Family
This site also has the Acts of Faith and Hope.
St. Maximilian Kolbe
??It is said that the Holy Spirit dwells in the souls of the just. If this is so, there he must dwell in the most perfect manner possible in the soul of the Immaculata. Our Most Holy Mother is totally suffused in the divine. For this reason we call her the spouse of the Holy Spirit, even though we know that this name is only a distant shadow of the reality.??
Fr. H.M. Manteau-Bonamy, O.P., Immaculate Conception and the Holy Spirit, (Franciscan Marytown Press: 1977), 52.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.
Mary Vitamin is a daily Email support for Marian mental prayer. Each day (Monday through Friday) members will receive a brief Marian quote with a corresponding Marian meditation and resolution. The Mary Vitamin is designed to make mental prayer a little simpler and bring Our Lady into your day in a systematic way.