Topic: The Feast of the Assumption with St. Elizabeth of Hungary
?How can I, a miserable creature remain wearing a crown of earthly dignity when I see my King, Jesus Christ crowned with thorns.? – St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Nesta de Robeck, St. Elizabeth of Hungary A Story of Twenty-Four Years, (Bruce Publishing: 1953) 37-8.
On the feast of the Assumption, when Elizabeth was only 10 years old, she entered the church, prostrated herself before the altar, removed her crown and spoke these moving words:? ?How can I a miserable creature remain wearing a crown of earthly dignity when I see my King, Jesus Christ crowned with thorns.?
On the Feast of the Assumption, I will imitate St. Elizabeth of Hungary and spiritually put aside my ?crown of pride?. I will remember this especially when I genuflect before the tabernacle and when I bow (or kneel) before receiving Communion. To help stay recollected during Mass, I will look at Our Lord crowned with thorns.
In honor of the Feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe
?When [St. Maximilian] looked with compassionate eyes and serene countenance at the executioners, they could not stand his gaze and demanded ?Turn your eyes away. Do not look at us that way!? As they left the cell they would mutter to themselves, ?We have never seen a man like him.? Thus hatred was conquered by love, evil by sheer goodness, and death by one who freely gave up his life so another might live…?
Brother Francis M. Kalvelage, FI, Kolbe Saint of the Immaculata, (Academy of the Immaculate: 2001), 10.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.
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