Author Topic: Mother Mary: Bride of God's Spirit, Model of Theosis and Christian Perfection.  (Read 51 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 listen to the frequent messages and take heed of the directions given from Our Living Lord and Our Loving Lady from around the world here: https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/ Great things are at stake. Please consecrate your life to the Blessed Mother so that the Kingdom of God may come, "Ad Sanctam Trinitatem per Mariam, Ut adveniat Regnum Deum, adveniat Regnum Mariae, ergo TOTUS TUUS ego sum, MARIA" See http://www.maria-domina-animarum.net/en/flowers/1-250

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 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." https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/ It is recommended that you make this Life Offering as soon as you feel ready, and to renew it from time to time. Please do.

Please read the Blessed Mother's amazing promises in the link: A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. The Doctors and Apostles say if we save even just one other soul through prayer and sacrifice, we also ensure the salvation of our own. Let us all Offer all our Life to Jesus and Mary Today.