This is really the season of Our Lady, for she carries the Child. In Advent the heart moves in rhythm with her life. God bent to a woman and the world heard the words: “Hail Mary, full of grace!” She was going to be the Mother of God. A little girl, beholding the vision of an angel, spoke the truth. In doing so, she gave us a lesson in humility. “May it be done to me according to your word.” We rejoice in Mary because she always brings us her Son.”
from: "Last Word", by the Servant of God, Catherine Doherty
We Are a People of Hope
2 years ago
So true! And in our waiting and reflection we try to find that movement, that rhythm of our own. This Saturday I re-consecrate to Jesus Through Mary on the Feast of OUr Lady of Guadalupe. This will be my third year and I'm as excited as the first time.
I actually will be for the first time, doing the Total Consecration to Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I confess I haven't done the 33 day prep, but was informed that it's not strictly necessary, but rather is designed to dispose one better to it. But I've been studying Mariology all semester, and maybe she has been preparing me herself.
Besides...it's fitting: I've been to the Basilica in Mexico City twice, unfortunately wasn't a practicing Catholic at the time, but still, she struck a chord in me both times. I was struggling to know God...but my Mother was right there.
Perhaps when I renew the consecration I'll backtrack and properly do all the prep. All in God's time.
All I can do right now is crack the door open. Mary will do the rest.
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