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[MaryVitamin] A Sword Shall Pierce

Mary Vitamin for February 2nd
Topic:  A Sword Shall Pierce Her Heart
“Her grief was all interior. She was obliged to deny it the satisfaction of an outlet.”
Father Faber, The Foot of the Cross, (Tan Books),83.
“All the minute circumstances of the sufferings, internal and external, which were to torment Jesus in His Passion, were made known to her, as Our Lord revealed to Saint Teresa.”
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, (Tan Books), 361.
“The Light of the world was forever passing in and out of the house; but strange to say! He cast terrific shadow upon her, her whom He enlightened most of all; and the more she exulted, the more intolerably she suffered. And so her days went by, in the village of Nazareth.”
Father Faber, The Foot of the Cross, (Tan Books), 85.
Today, one time, I will try not to complain. Instead, in trying to be silent, I will remember Our Lady’s silence during her great interior suffering.
I will try to imitate Our Lady’s manner in enduring suffering: She gazed upon the Lord and lovingly conformed Herself to God’s Will.
Marian Vow:
“Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and of supplication of the conversion of sinners?”
Our Lady, 13th May 1917
With my Marian Vow, I am obliged to answer the way Sr. Lucia did:
“I renew [my yes!] every day, asking God for the grace and strength that I need to keep it faithfully until the end.”
Sr. Lucia, Calls  from the Message of Fatima, 130
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.


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