Greetings in Jesus and Mary!
Blessed Pentecost Sunday to all of you! I thought I would put together this article around the idea that since we are all prepping for what seems to be a storm on the horizon....we need to do the best prepping of ALL...Spiritual Prepping! We have to be able to weather this intense storm. Only God knows how intense and His Knowledge is perfect. In His Infinite Wisdom, He will allow all that is needed to chastise the world and to bring back the souls that will allow that to happen. We must pray, pray and do more praying for souls to be saved and not to be lost during this storm. What better way to secure success in this endeavor than to go to Mary Who is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. I hope this article will give all confidence to remain consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart and to renew and live this Consecration on a daily - yes hourly basis! Pray the Rosary daily and never take off your Brown Scapular which is a sign of your consecration to Her!
Mary is the dispenser of all graces because God wishes for it to be so. We can go directly to God and always ask for our needs but mothers always soften the hearts of fathers. I thank the Eternal Father for giving us this great Queen and Mother. She is the channel to all of His gifts and graces. The gifts to the soul are compared to the sail of a boat in guiding it. These gifts are better described in Scripture as “spirits”. These “spirits” render the soul more passive under the hand of God, and at the same time more active in following Him and accomplishing His works.
Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit brings us light from God’s throne. St. Gabriel came to Our Lady, the greatest creature ever created by God, with the message, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon You, and the Power of the Most High Will overshadow You! Through Mary's fiat, we learn that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the intervention of God in the activity of the soul becomes direct and more complete. The soul’s activity is taken over by God, and the faculties become His instruments.
The Holy Spirit gave Her new life, and Mary said yes to the sweet influence of the Spirit of God. God’s Spirit worked in Her without hindrance, or disturbance, nor meeting with the slightest opposition in this amazing creature of God chosen to be the Mother of God and therefore the Mother of us all. We can learn from this!
What is important for all of us to know is that the Holy Spirit still works and loves to work by Her. He formed Jesus by means of Mary, and to this day He forms all the elect by means of Mary. He formed the God-Man, the Head of the elect, by Mary, and will continue to form the members of that Head by the same sweet means, His Spouse …Mary!
She is constantly working in the souls of men by bringing the Holy Spirit to breathe the breath of life into their withering souls, assisting Her children to be instruments of that same Spirit of Love. The more we love God’s Spirit ourselves, the more we will bring that same Spirit to others as She did…and does.
Today, on this Pentecost, let us, then make a resolution to daily ... even hourly, to beg our Mother Mary to help us to know the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity better in order that we may have light to understand better what is difficult to understand….in order, to stay on the path to God during these trying days in history. Let us ask to receive through Mary all the gifts necessary to be true soldiers of Jesus Christ and live and die in His Holy Love. If we keep close to Mary, The Spouse of the Holy Spirit, we can be confident that She will guide us, She will pray for us, She will intercede for all our needs and we will be given the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to our prayers and earnest wishes. We will not be confused about all that is going on around us. We will be an instrument for all those around us to have the peace and love necessary to obtain eternal life. We will do the work God intends that we should do instead of being paralyzed with fear and confusion.
Through the prayers of our good Queen and Mother, the Holy Spirit will work in us, forming us into noble children of God and He will shower us with gifts, virtues and graces…all by the means of Mary.
O, sweet Mother, You were made the Mother of God and Mother of us all by the working of the Holy Spirit. You love the Holy Spirit Who possesses You in all Your ways with an immense love, and this love we Your children wish to share with You! Please teach Your children to love Him, in order that our souls become placed in the care and keeping of the Holy Spirit by Your hands. Your Immaculate Heart which is united to God is our anchor of safety, a port of refuge, a beacon of light in the dark storms of life that we are living in. Your Immaculate Heart is our happy home that we trust will lead us to God for all eternity.
Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us!
Please send forth the graces of Your Flame of Love to all of mankind!
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 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!