Day Twelve

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

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

“When the Holy Ghost, her Spouse, has found Mary in a soul, He flies there.  He enters there in His fullness; He communicates Himself to that soul abundantly, and to the full extent to which it makes room for His spouse.  Nay, one of the greatest reasons why the Holy Ghost does not now do startling wonders in our souls is because He does not find there a sufficiently great union with His faithful and inseparable spouse.” [True Devotion to Mary:  pg. 21, paragraph 36]

“Mary is the Queen of Heaven and earth by grace, as Jesus is the King of them by nature and by conquest.  Now, as the kingdom of Jesus Christ consists principally in the heart or the interior of man – according to the words, “The kingdom of God is within you” (Lk. 17:21) – in like manner the kingdom of our Blessed Lady is principally in the interior of man; that is to say, his soul.  And it is principally in souls that she is more glorified with her Son than in all visible creatures, and so we can call her, as the saints do, the Queen of All Hearts.” [True Devotion to Mary:  pg. 22, paragraph 38]

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    Immaculate Heart Preparation:

    Some highlights from the reflection for Day Twelve:

    • “I desire to give to you peace interiorly first, for the reflection of peace exteriorly to the world is first nurtured in the center of the soul.”
    • “I ask you dear ones to take up your rosaries in this quest for peace.”
    • “I ask also especially for the consecration of the youth of today.  They are my Triumph’s future.”
    • “My children, I forewarn you of the destruction of yourselves if you shall not give reparation for the evil of mankind.”
    • “I assure you, I come not to bring the beginning of destruction, but only to give light for the beginning of the time of divine grace and the fulfillment of my promises.”
    • The union between Jesus and Mary is so intense, as it was uniquely designed by God for the plan of redemption.  Every act and wish she bestows is for the fulfillment of her role as the co-redemptrix in union with her Son.
    • Purity of intention consists in performing all our actions through the sole motive of pleasing God…So a pure intention from our soul in our actions gives them life and shall always make them pleasing before God.  In our true and pure desire of consecration to her, we shall have this same desire toward Him.

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