Author Topic: Mother Mary: Bride of God's Spirit, Model of Theosis and Christian Perfection.  (Read 155 times)

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Our Immaculate Mother Mary is (1) Daughter of God the Father, (2) Mother of God the Son (3) Spouse of God the Holy Spirit.

The Church has ever understood the Canticle to be, among other possible understandings, the Holy Spirit speaking to Mary. "Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee [macula non est in te - Vulgate]." (Cant 4:7) According to many mystics, parts of the Canticle can also sometimes be applied to God speaking to Israel, Christ speaking to His Church, or in a more broad sense, the Holy Spirit calling each of us to a Union of Love with God.

She is also (1) Mother and Model of the Church, which will be without spot in the end (2) A Living Image of the Soul in her Perfect Original Purity (3) An Exemplar of Theosis, and of pursuing Christian perfection, through Mystical Union of Love with God. Her Immaculate Heart, so perfectly united with God's Sacred Heart so as to seem, as the Saints say, but One Heart, One Will, One Spirit with His, shows us all the way to become like Her, souls consecrated to and living only to love the Eternal Bridegroom of souls, the Holy Spirit.

St. Montfort calls Her "the mould of God" for a similar reason, She is already moulded to perfection and thus greatly enables our own union with God. So that, by being united to Her, and consecrated to God through Her, we rapidly hasten the process of theosis.

Indeed, if in Christ, God became One with Man and His Creation, we can say that in Mary, Woman and Creation became One with God.

The Fathers frequently say nevertheless for all of us, God became like Man that Man (and Woman) might become like God through Grace.

This at one and the same time both shows us the amazing end to which we are called and also challenges us to strive to live accordingly.

What else can we learn and how can we better deepen our love of Mary Immaculate, and progress on our own journey to theosis?
Please Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart daily, especially in the Sacred Month of August: Do never secede for any pretended reason from the Pope and the Bishops, and pray and work for the Pope and the Bishops to Consecrate Russia one day, as they infallibly will quite soon. Consecrate Russia yourself in Communion and in Union with the Pope and Bishops. Please consecrate aborted babies every day. You can save unborn children with every prayer for their Baptism that you say and help efficaciously end terrible abortion-killing worldwide.

Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, that they may re-unite their flocks with the Catholic Church, and there may soon be but One Fold and One Shepherd. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." Please pray this daily and you and your family will be saved. You will avoid Purgatory.

A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. Please also offer the Precious Blood of Jesus' Heart to the Eternal Father, and our Lives in Sacrifice in Union with It, and with Mary's Immaculate Heart, that Jerusalem may be saved, Judah be restored, and the Jews may at long last happily be returned to saving Faith in Jesus Christ.