Video – Card. Burke – Blessed Virgin Mary and the Priest – 8/8 – CONF 298

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Ave Maria!

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the eighth and final reflection for the 2015 Priests' Retreat themed "Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ's Pastoral Charity". This talk is titled "Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Priests". Topics covered include:

  • Divine Maternity of Mary for Priests

  • Same Maternal love Christ Enjoyed

  • Bl. Columba Marmion - Christ the Ideal of the Priest

    • https://www.amazon.com/Christ-Priest-Dom-Columba-Marmion/dp/1586170147/ 

    • Invoking the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy

    • Relief of misery of sin

    • Children of God and Mary

    • Due to our incorporation into the body of Christ

    • Christ came through Mary's cooperation

    • Cooperation at foot of the Cross when she is declared mother of mankind

    • one will to suffer with Christ, thus Coredeemer

    • Particularly applied to Priests, John was ordained just prior to entrustment to Mary

    • for perfecting the image of Jesus Christ in priests as mediators

    • Jesus wishes to share all that he is and has

    • Should have perfect filial disposition to Mary

    • Imitate John by taking Mary as our own, she will help priests become other Christs

    • She leads us to become one with Her Heart to be one with Christ's Heart



  • John Paul II Gift and Mystery reflects on his Marian devotion essential for his priestly vocation

    • Mary leads us to Christ and Christ to Mary

    • Family devotions very helpful for this

    • Mother of Christ helps us to not to loose hope in difficulties and pain as priests

    • Mary in the upper room  encourages and helps apostles in prayer



  • Rosary power full prayers

    • JPII letter on the rosary

      • https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20021016_rosarium-virginis-mariae.html

      • Commentary on Last Chapter 8 of Lumen Gentium

      • Many graces recieved from rosary as priests

      • Rosary is Christo-centric

      • Units our hearts with Immaculate and Sacred hearts

      • addresses crisis in Church and culture

      • complimentary with liturgy of hours



    • JPII Gift and mystery

      • St. Louis de Montfort helped him see importance of devotion and how it does not interfere devotion to Christ

      • Totus Tuus I am all yours from de Montfort

      • Of Mary there is never enough





  • Johnathan Fleichmann - Marian Maximalism


  • Other Marian devotions and Apparitions

    • Angelus, Litany of Loretto, Salve Regina

    • Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe



  • Doctrines, Immaculate Conception, Primacy of Christ

  • Abp. Fulton Sheen frequently mentions Our Lady

    • Mary is present at the death of a Priest for his intercession

    • At Cross the pangs of birth at the birth of the body of Christ who's representative every priest is.

    • from ordination to death victim



  • Conceived Christ so looks closely at each vocation

  • Prayer of JPII for Mary's intercession for Priests - Pastoris dabo Vobis



 

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