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O Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, make me docile to His divine motions.

MEDITATION from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene OCD:

“The Blessed, Virgin Mary,” says St. Augustine, “was the only one who merited to be called the Mother and Spouse” of God. She became the Mother of God because she was the Spouse of the Holy Spirit: “the Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee” (Lk 1:35), said the Angel, explaining the mysterious, divine manner in which she would become a mother, the Mother of the Son of God. At that moment the Holy Spirit, who had already possessed Mary’s soul from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception, came upon her with such exceptional plenitude that He formed within her the sacred Body of Jesus.

Justly, therefore, does Mary deserve the name of Spouse of the Holy Spirit: she is His possession, His sanctuary, His temple. The divine Paraclete may well say to her in the words of the Canticle: “My sister, my spouse, is a garden end a fountain sealed up” (4:12). Mary is a garden enclosed:” because she was never defiled-even for an instant by the shadow of sin, was never subject to the winds of unruly passions, never taken up with any affection for creatures.

Filled with grace from her conception, Mary is always the faithful Spouse of the Holy Spirit, attentive docile to all His impulses and inspirations. If Mary’s sublime privileges are reserved for her at we can, nevertheless, imitate her interior dispositions: keeping our heart, in imitation of hers, always attentive and docile to the action of the Holy Spirit.

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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