Day Nine

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Nine of the 12 Preliminary Days, in which you endeavour to free yourself from the spirit of the world.

  • Prayers to be said today: Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella
  • Choose your spiritual reading from: Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, 7; Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapters 13, 18, 25; Book III, Chapters 10, 40
  • Your spiritual exercises: Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement, mortification, purity of heart; this purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in Heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith.

“Where two or three are gathered”: Click on the arrow to enter into Day Nine, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

God the Father made an assemblage of all the waters and He named it the sea (mare).  He made an assemblage of all His graces and He called it Mary (Maria).”

God the Son has communicated to His Mother all that He acquired by His life and His death, His infinite merits and His admirable virtues; and He has made her the treasurer of all that His Father gave Him for His inheritance.  It is by her that He applies His merits to His members, and that He communicates His virtues, and distributes His graces.  She is His mysterious canal; she is His aqueduct, through which He makes His mercies flow gently and abundantly.”

“To Mary, His faithful spouse, God the Holy Ghost has communicated His unspeakable gifts; and He has chosen her to be the dispenser of all He possesses, in such wise that she distributes to whom she wills, as much as she wills, as she wills and when she wills, all His gifts and graces.  The Holy Ghost gives no heavenly gift to men which He does not have pass through her virginal hands.”

[From True Devotion to Mary:  pgs. 14-15, paragraphs 23, 24, 25]

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Immaculate Heart Preparation:

Some highlights from the reflection for Day Nine:

  • “When my Heart is infused into yours and yours becomes mine, you shall gain the victory of peace on earth.”
  • “My dear children, I ask of you an intention in your prayer of the Rosary that all hearts shall be opened to respond to my request for this global consecration.”
  • The Holy Spirit, as the Spouse of Our Lady, comes from within her heart into ours.  Once Our Lady has made our hearts ripe, the Holy Spirit shall come to harvest such a holy love, for it is still her Son that she brings every heart to.
  • Humility is the basis and guardian of all virtue….Through our consecration we gain in this grace, for it is only in humility that we are able to fulfill and bring fruit from our pledge.
  • My Queen and my Advocate, assist me to humble my heart and soul before the glory of God.  Grant to me the grace of humility in the moment of my consecration so that I may imitate the intensity of your own FIAT.

Marycast News Update

Dr. Mark Miravalle discusses three very important events which took place this month:

Some Marian Resources

The following are some links to excellent Marian audio/video material.  I will be using this material in posts little by little as we proceed, but in the meantime, you may wish to go ahead and get acquainted with it at your own speed. 

Day Eight

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Eight of the 12 Preliminary Days, in which you endeavour to free yourself from the spirit of the world.

  • Prayers to be said today: Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella
  • Choose your spiritual reading from: Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, 7; Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapters 13, 18, 25; Book III, Chapters 10, 40
  • Your spiritual exercises: Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement, mortification, purity of heart; this purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in Heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith.

“Where two or three are gathered”: Click on the arrow to enter into Day Eight, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

“God the Holy Ghost, being barren in God – that is to say, not producing another Divine Person – is become fruitful by Mary, whom He has espoused.  It was with her, in her, and of her that He produced His Masterpiece, which is God made Man, and that He goes on producing daily, to the end of the world, the predestinate and the members of the Body of that adorable Head.” [True Devotion to Mary:  pgs. 13-14, paragraph 20]

“It is not that we mean that our Blessed Lady gives the Holy Ghost His fruitfulness, as if He had it not Himself…But what we mean is that the Holy Ghost chose to make use of our Blessed Lady, though He had no absolute need of her, to bring His fruitfulness into action, by producing in her and by her Jesus Christ and His members – a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians.” [True Devotion to Mary: pg. 14, paragraph 21]

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Immaculate Heart Preparation:

Some highlights from the reflection for Day Eight:

  • “Stay strong in unity.  Satan can cause no harm when we remain unified with my Jesus as our center.  I tell you, I have come to call you into conviction; the conviction of a global consecration.  I shall come to harvest from this unified consecration, my co-hort.”
  • “In the Consecration to my Immaculate Heart, you give your YES to be chosen, to be placed in His service in a special way.  You are accepting the sacrifices of the Triumph.  For I shall ask much from each of you.”
  • “The more you allow the passage of my message upon your soul, the farther I am allowed to carry you into the depths of understanding…I come to help you to transform your heart and soul into the true meaning of conversion – into the image of God.”
  • This Act of Consecration shall find your soul in a deep and profound love.  This love is so consuming that it reaches toward the heart of Our Lady with such force that she is drawn to your heart.  This desire of the soul to be consecrated to Our Lady causes a certain attraction, a magnetism.  It is this attraction that brings this intense desire of your heart to Our Lady’s attention.  Once she has found and focused upon your soul’s desire, she concentrates and intensifies this love, and the foundation for the divine exchange is formed.
  • It is your self-will that brings ruin to your soul, but through your consecration, rich soil is tilled into it.  The pruning of your soul lays the foundation for the graces received in the consecration.

Marycast – Introduction

I am so excited to share this video series here that I’m not even waiting to make notes on it.  Maybe I’ll come back later and edit this post.  🙂

This is a brand new series entitled Marycast, hosted by Dr. Mark Miravalle, Professor of Theology and Mariology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  The series is available on Air Maria.

Dr. Miravalle has also done a series of videos explaining the importance of the 5th Marian Dogma, and goes into great detail explaining the meaning of Our Blessed Mother as Advocate, Mediatrix of all Graces and Coredemptrix.  We will be getting to that series in due time, but I wanted to begin with Marycast.   Enjoy!  We are so blessed to have this!  And as Dr. Miravalle says, it’s “not just for Catholics!”  

Day Seven

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Seven of the 12 Preliminary Days, in which you endeavour to free yourself from the spirit of the world.

  • Prayers to be said today: Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella
  • Choose your spiritual reading from: Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, 7; Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapters 13, 18, 25; Book III, Chapters 10, 40
  • Your spiritual exercises: Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement, mortification, purity of heart; this purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in Heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith.

“Where two or three are gathered”: Click on the arrow to enter into Day Seven, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

“Jesus Christ gave more glory to God the Father by submission to His Mother during those thirty years than He would have given Him in converting the whole world by the working of the most stupendous miracles.  Oh, how highly we glorify God when, to please Him, we submit ourselves to Mary, after the example of Jesus Christ, our sole Exemplar!”  [True Devotion to Mary:  pg. 13, paragraph 18]

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Immaculate Heart Preparation:

Some highlights from the reflection for Day Seven:

  • “My dear children, I come to call you forth in this mission for peace.”
  • “In this consecration, I will be given the avenue to make your desires to help this mission possible.  Come together under the guidance of my heart and my chosen shepherds.”
  • The central purpose of the consecration is to create a union.  Our Lady will give a special grace to instill this union.
  • This grace cannot be manifested in the perfection it was intended if the soul has not prepared the vessel to receive it in.
  • The soul must then acknowledge the purpose for which Our Lady brings this grace to us and the expectation of the fruits of this grace.
  • To become discouraged by the imperfections which you desire to correct would be to give in to a great illusion of Satan.
  • The promise of the consecration is the mark of the eternal bond of a pure FIAT.

Day Six

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Six of the 12 Preliminary Days, in which you endeavour to free yourself from the spirit of the world.

  • Prayers to be said today: Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella
  • Choose your spiritual reading from: Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, 7; Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapters 13, 18, 25; Book III, Chapters 10, 40
  • Your spiritual exercises: Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement, mortification, purity of heart; this purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in Heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith.

“Where two or three are gathered”: Click on the arrow to enter into Day Six, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

“Mary is the sanctuary and the repose of the Holy Trinity, where God dwells more magnificently and more divinely than in any other place in the universe, not excepting His dwelling between the Cherubim and Seraphim.  Nor is any creature, no matter how pure, allowed to enter into that sanctuary except by a great and special privilege.” [True Devotion to Mary:  pg. 4, paragraph 5]

“…Mary has been up to this time unknown…this is one of the reasons that Jesus Christ is not known as He ought to be.  If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ are to come into the world, they will be but a necessary consequence of the knowledge and the kingdom of the most holy Virgin Mary, who brought Him into the world for the first time, and will make His second advent full of splendor.” [True Devotion to Mary:  pg. 7, paragraph 13]

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Immaculate Heart Preparation:

Some highlights from the reflection for Day Six:

  • “Remember the purpose in your answer to my call – to honor, love and serve the Trinity, three in one.”
  • “Prepare yourselves for battle – the final battle for harmony and peace.  Stand strong, stand whole in unity, stand upon the promise of global peace.  It is assured by the Almighty Father.”
  • “Dear children, this means not only to be consumed yourself, but to share this spark of love.  Unity cannot be created by oneself, but by reaching for the hearts of those around you, and by grasping the heart that reaches to yours.”
  • Understanding that we depend entirely on grace, God commands us to perform our part and to cooperate with Him in the work of salvation.
  • Dear Mother, continue to intercede for this child and pray for my sanctification with me, until my whole being shall be as God wishes.