Meditating on the Immaculate Heart & the Liturgy

Due to the preparations being made for the October 1 event, we will be extremely busy in the coming week.   I may not be posting for the next few days. So, taking the liberty of copying an excerpt from  an article posted on Rorate, I leave our readers to ponder, to mediate on the role of our Blessed Lady in the Mass.   Prayerfully, take a few minutes each day to delve into this mystery.

May you come to love and appreciate our heavenly Mother more and more!

The Most Holy Virgin has a considerable position in liturgical worship, because she is linked, with an indissoluble connection, to Jesus Christ, who is the center. She is, together with Jesus Christ, the masterpiece with which God displayed His power and His goodness. Because Jesus was born of Mary, she takes greater part in all of His gifts and in His life; she also takes part in His glory and in the distribution of the goods of grace. She received from all creatures and presents it all to Jesus Christ. Thus we have the Mediator between God and men: Jesus Christ; and we have the Mediatrix between Jesus Christ and mankind: Mary – she sings her Magnificat, offering God all the praises, honor, and requests that the creatures send her.

Blessed James Alberione. The Feasts of Mary (“Feste di Maria”, 1951)

and this from Sr. Lucia:

Suddenly, the whole chapel lit up with a supernatural light and on the altar appeared a cross of light which reached the ceiling. In a clearer light, on the upper part of the cross, could be seen the face of a man with His body to the waist, on His chest a dove, equally luminous; and nailed to the cross, the body of another man. A little below the waist [of Christ on the cross], suspended in the air, could be seen a Chalice and a large Host, onto which some drops of Blood were falling, which flowed from the face of the Crucified One and from the wound in His breast. Running down over the Host, these drops fell into the Chalice.

Under the right arm of the cross was Our Lady with Her Immaculate Heart in Her hand … (She appeared as Our Lady of Fatima, with Her Immaculate Heart in Her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames) under the left arm [of the cross], in large letters, like crystalline water which flowed over the altar, forming these words: “Grace and Mercy”.

About ihmprayforme

lifelong Catholic; homeschooled our children; have been regularly attending the Tridentine Mass for at least the past 17 years.
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2 Responses to Meditating on the Immaculate Heart & the Liturgy

  1. Thank you so much for posting Blessed James Alberione’s reflection on Our Lady. Some of the members of the Holy Family Institute, which Bl. Alberione founded attend the Tridentine Mass, and are very happy with the work of the FSSP.
    Thank you for your web site.

    • ihmprayforme says:

      Thank you!

      One “meets” the neatest people through Catholic blogs! Let’s support each other with our prayers – offered through the Holy Family!

      God bless!

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