Weekly Reflections

A Blessed and Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.
Mother’s Day is always a great day for us to turn with
great affection to meditation on the great Mother of God,
Mary Most Holy. She is our safe refuge and protects us
with her great motherly care. Any accolades and praise
mothers receive today is an opportunity to turn in humility
to God in thanksgiving for the great gift of children that
comes from Him. That sharing in the creative plan of God.
St. Louis de Montfort has amazing meditations on the
Blessed Mother as well as the primer way to consecrate
our souls to her. According to St. Bonaventure, all the
angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: “Holy, holy,
Holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God.” They greet her
countless times each day with the angelic greeting, “Hail,
Mary,” while prostrating themselves before her, begging
her as a favor to honor them with one of her requests.
According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though
prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all
the angels to honor her and lead others to honor her. At
all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the
aid of one of her servants. “Devotion to you, O Blessed
Virgin, is a means of salvation which God gives to those
whom he wishes to save” (St. John Damascene). Today
and always let us honor the great Mother of God and beg
her to pour out graces upon us and our families so we can
enter through the narrow gate.
Sub Tuum Praesidium,
Fr. Buckler