Day Ten

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Ten 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 Ten, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

“God made Man found His liberty in seeing Himself imprisoned in her womb.  He made His omnipotence shine forth in letting Himself be carried by that humble maiden.  He found His glory and His Father’s in hiding His splendours from all creatures here below, and revealing them to Mary only.  He glorified His independence and His majesty in depending on that sweet Virgin in His conception, in His birth, in His presentation in the temple, in His hidden life of thirty years, and even in His death, where she was to be present in order that He might make with her but one same sacrifice and be immolated to the Eternal Father by her consent…”  [True Devotion to Mary: pgs. 12-13, paragraph 18]  

The Meaning of Coredemptrix: “Woman with the Redeemer”

    Immaculate Heart Preparation:

    Some highlights from the reflection for Day Ten:

    • “Remember this my dear angel, true devotion to my Immaculate Heart is interior; that is it comes only from within your heart and is cultivated in the soul.  In the perfection of the consecration is a childlike confidence in me, your Mother.”
    • “This confidence makes your soul seek all recourse in my Immaculate Heart with much simplicity, trust and tenderness.”
    • “Stretch out your hands and expose your heart to the desires of His majestic touch.”
    • In the center of the reign of their two hearts is the divine act of redemption.  This act is the only purpose of the joining together of their own unity.
    • When the Holy Spirit comes within the heart, He comes as the divine unifier.  Thus when the attraction comes together in our own heart, the two hearts of Jesus and Mary are united and the union of them brings the act of redemption and co-redemption.  This is the true purpose of the consecration.
    • The consecration is to prepare the heart to receive Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and in this same movement, it brings together the co-redemptive powers of Jesus and Mary.  This is what causes the soul to be fruitful.  In the unity of the two hearts comes the union with our own hearts; a very special unity of three is created.

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