Mary Vitamin for April 9th
Topic: Second Glorious Mystery -- the Ascension
"When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight."
Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
The Apostles and disciples now felt themselves alone. They were at first restless and like people forsaken. But by the soothing presence of the Blessed Virgin they were comforted, and putting entire confidence in Jesus' words that she would be to them a mediatrix, a mother, and an advocate, they regained peace of soul.
The Life of Jesus Christ Volume 4, (Tan Books), 427.
Today, in my Rosary I will reflect on the importance Our Lady's calming presence was to the disciples at the Ascension. I will remember that in Our Lady's presence the disciples regained peace of soul.
To advance the "universal mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix" this is the fundamental apostolic inspiration of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and this ought to be the apostolic inspiration of every member of M.I.M.
Marian Seraphic Pathways, Directory #4
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.