Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Listening to the wisdom God gave to St. Louis de Montfort in True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, brings to mind another great “champion” of Our Lady, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr who died in the Nazi Concentration Camp, whose Feast-day we celebrate today.
Like St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe wrote and preached tirelessly about his “Immaculata” as he called our Lady. May these two saints help us to draw ever closer to Jesus, through Mary, and to work as faithful sons and daughters of God and Mary continuing the Mission of Jesus, by the power of His Holy Spirit.
- Mary has authority over the angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and the mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride.
Such is the will of almighty God who exalts the humble, that the powers of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of His armies, keeper of His treasures, dispenser of His graces, worker of His wonders, restorer of the human race, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of His enemies, and faithful associate in His great works and triumphs.
- God the Father wishes Mary to be the mother of His children until the end of time and so He says to her, “Dwell in Jacob”, that is to say, take up your abode permanently in My children, in My holy ones represented by Jacob, and not in the children of the devil and sinners represented by Esau.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful. Kindle in us the Fire of Your Love. Jesus, we trsut in You! Mary, Mother of the Church, Refuge of sinners, pray for us. Saints Louis de Montfort and Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.