Ave Maria Meditations

The love of Marian souls for their heavenly Mother is not the only love that finds a marvelous increase in this union with her; the love for Jesus increases even more. All that we do for the Blessed Virgin brings us closer to Jesus at least in an indirect way. Is it not because of Him that we love her, that we revere her, that we pray to her?

Often, however, union with Mary puts us directly in contact with Jesus. Thanks to her, we know Him better, serve Him better, and above all, love Him better. 

Mary was created and exists only for her Son. As formerly on earth, so now in heaven, she thinks only of giving Jesus to the world. To help her other children grow more and more in the love of Jesus and spread this love about them is her supreme desire in their regard. And the supreme desire of earthly children must be to love and have Jesus loved under the leadership of Mary.

Fr. Emile Neubert

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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