Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Happy Advent everyone....getting ready for the birth of our Saviour is such a beautiful time. We can couple this anticipation with the Second Coming of Christ as well. It gives us great hope to know that Jesus has already defeated Satan with His Life, Death and Resurrection! We can walk in great confidence that we are on the winning side even though God is allowing such evil to exist today in order to give the world chastisements for its crimes and more importantly from turning away from loving and giving Him His just honor and glory! Sins against the first three commandments.
I wanted to share the beauty of the Miraculous Medal which I have posted about in the past. It was first known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception. The prayer inscription on the medal is: "Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee." Since there have been many miracles attached to this devotion it soon throughout Europe was known as the Miraculous Medal.
I have posted a link below of John Henry Westen from Lifesite News. He speaks about the evils that have permeated our Church and our world. He brings us information of St. Maximillian Kolbe and his Militia Immaculata. Although this is a Franciscan origin, we can learn much from it today for those of us who want to draw closer to Our Lady. His writings are very controversial among some; as well as St. Louis deMontfort. Both of these saints speak highly of a True Devotion to Mary in consecrating ourselves to Her Immaculate Heart. This is relevant to this website and charism as we too want to be consecrated to Our Lady as She had asked of us at Fatima and it is promoted in the Old Carmelite Rule for the Laity. (Some modern Carmelite Friars have denounced this devotion - as well as priests from other orders. I mention this because you must be aware of them and please seek a priest who is more Marian and understands the power and position Our Lady has from God. She is the one appointed to crush the head of the serpent. In the end...Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph. God wishes it so because Satan is pure pride and evil...a humble handmaid of the Lord filled with the love of God is the remedy against Satan. It is more humiliating for him to be crushed by Her than by God directly. We know that Our Lady's will is FULLY united to the will of God and therefore can not lead us astray nor do anything against the Will of God....we can be confident of this.
I ask....If Our Lady of Fatima came to warn us of the future which we are living in now and told us the remedy which is Eucharistic Reparation, wearing the Brown Scapular, praying the Rosary and consecrating ourselves, our loved ones and the world to Her Immaculate Heart......why are we afraid to do this? Only Satan can deceive us into thinking that this is a silly remedy for evil....that it is not something everyone is called to do. If the Catholic world united in following these requests of Our Good Queen and Mother....we would not be in the mess we are in. We can do our part and at least live as She requested.
Be strong and united in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament if possible. Wear your Scapular and attach a blessed Miraculous Medal to it. Get some blessed this Christmas and attach them to your Christmas cards with a little bit of info about it.
I will not write on the Feast day in a couple of days. This is my post for Our Lady. Remember to please place flowers before Our Lady on this Feast. Please pray and make reparation for the sins of our Church and the world. Get spiritually ready for Jesus.
Holy Mother Mary, conceived without sin...pray for all of us...we love and need You!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon us!
Bonus...John Henry Westen mentions the devotion of the Holy Face as being a devotion given to us by Jesus through a Carmelite nun at a time when reparation was greatly needed. It is a devotion that makes reparation for the Freemasonic crimes we see today. Learning the Holy Face prayers is a great Carmelite devotion....it is greatly encouraged!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!