Ave Maria Meditations

A few quotes: “Do you want our Lord to give you many graces? Visit him often.  Do you want him to give you few graces? Visit him seldom.”

“Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the devil.  Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you.”

St. John Bosco had this to say about this famous image of his dream that showed the barque of Peter (the Church) under great attack. It would be necessary to weather this storm by attaching to the two pillars which are the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Mother.  He said, “The enemy ships are persecutions. The most serious trials for the Church are near at hand. That which has been so far is almost noth­ing in the face of that which must befall. Her enemies are represented by the ships that tried to sink the principal ship if only they could. Only two means are left to save her amidst so much confusion: DEVOTION TO MARY MOST HOLY and FREQUENT COMMUNION, making use of every means and doing our best to practice them and having them practiced everywhere and by everybody.”    

(Don Bosco did not give any other explanations.)

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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