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A Gift from the Father: The Motherly Heart of Mary

The Father’s Perfection: the Blessed Mother

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The divine Heart of Jesus, which burns with love for us who are guilty, finds in this regard a means worthy of the divine wisdom. He gives us his own dearly beloved Mother, Mary, as our mother and protector. She is the saintly creature among all saints and angels, to whom he refuses nothing, since she is the worthi­est and most loved of all mothers. Besides, he has given her a very large heart, which enables her to notice even the smallest of tears and work for the sal­vation and sanctification of every single human being. She is the bridge that leads us to the most Holy Heart of Jesus.

Should we then despair if we happen to fall in sin and sink into a vicious life, despising the divine graces, if we no longer pay attention to the good example shown by other people, if we are deaf to every wholesome inspiration and become unworthy of new graces? No, not any more! In fact, we now have a Mother who has been given to us by God, a Mother who tenderly watches over every action, every word, every thought of ours.

She does not ask herself whether we are worthy or unworthy of the grace of her tenderness. She is only the Mother of Mercy; therefore, she rushes to our help even when we do not invoke her name, even when the poverty of our soul is so clearly evident. In fact, the more our soul is disfigured by sin, the more shall divine mercy show itself to us, that mercy which the Immaculate embodies.


To continue with thoughts from St. Maximilian Kolbe ( who was martyred at Auschwitz, giving his life in place of another):

“One ‘Mary’ spoken within the darkness, aridity and unhappiness of sin reechoes in her heart, so much does she love us!”  Meditation:“Sometimes you will find a kind of sad nostalgia coming over you, a kind of pleading or complaint: ‘Does not the Immaculata still love me?’ My dearly beloved children, I say to each and everyone of you individually in her name—remember what I say – in her name—she loves each and everyone of you, and she loves you at every moment without exception. This I repeat to you, my dear children, in her name.”


Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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