Dear Brothers and Sisters,
And yet in truth we must still say with the saints: “De Maria numquam satis” ( Latin words = “Concerning Mary, there is never enough”) We have still not praised, exalted, honoured, loved and served Mary adequately. She is worthy of even more praise, respect, love and service.
Moreover, we should repeat after the Holy Spirit, “All the glory of the king’s daughter is within”, meaning that all the external glory which heaven and earth vie with each other to give her is nothing compared to what she has received interiorly from her Creator, namely, a glory unknown to insignificant creatures like us, who cannot penetrate into the secrets of the king.
Finally, we must say in the words of the apostle Paul, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has the heart of man understood” the beauty, the grandeur, the excellence of Mary, who is indeed a miracle of miracles of grace, nature and glory. “If you wish to understand the Mother,” says a saint, “then understand the Son. She is a worthy Mother of God.” Hic taceat omnis lingua : Here let every tongue be silent.
My heart has dictated with special joy all that I have written to show that Mary has been unknown up till now, and that that is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ is not known as he should be. If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ must come into the world, it can only be as a necessary consequence of the knowledge and reign of Mary. She who first gave him to the world will establish his kingdom in the world.
Today I’ve jumped to the end of St. Louis De Montfort’s “Introduction” to his book on “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin” to help us all get ready for our 33 Day journey of Preparation for Total Consecration – either for renewal on Mar. 25 or to pray this Act of Consecration for the first time.
God willling on Feb. 20 I’ll give an overview of the programe and Day 1 will be Feb. 21. Please let us pray for one another, for the Church and for all in most need of God’s Mercy.