Monday, May 28, 2012

Article: Virgin Mary Intercede for Us-Very Special

The May 20 issue of the National Catholic Register has a very special article titled
Mary, Mother of Mercy, Intercede for Us
May is the month traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We should look for special ways to honor her. One way is devotion to her under one of her titles. As she told St. Faustina Kowalska, recorded in Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, “I am not only Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.” Devotion to Mary as Mother of Mercy continues the great connection with the feast of Divine Mercy, which often falls in May during the Easter season (this year it was April 15). Robert Stackpole, director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy, explains four ways in which Mary is rightly called our Mother of Mercy. First of all, through her Immaculate Conception, she is God’s created masterpiece of his mercy in the world. According to Stackpole, “Everything about Mary was fashioned by Divine Mercy for the work of Divine Mercy. No other creature, therefore, so completely manifests God’s mercy as does Mary Immaculate.” Continue HERE

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