Happy Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Virgin and Child in Glory by Murillo

A happy and most glorious feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! The most pure Heart of Our Lady, adorned with every virtue, was always united to the Sacred Heart of her Divine Son; indeed, it was from Mary that He took His human Heart. These Hearts loved one another more than we can comprehend, and they suffered in union with one another as well: in Our Lord’s Passion, Our Lady’s Heart was pierced by a sword when Our Lord’s Head was pierced by thorns and His Heart by a lance.

Our Lady’s Heart is filled with love for us too. She is truly our Mother, and her maternal Heart is a refuge for us sinners in all our needs. Whether we need a favor, the conversion of a loved one or anything at all, we should fly to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and she will hear us. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!

Adeámus cum fidúcia ad thronum grátiæ, ut misericórdiam consequámur, et grátiam inveniámus in auxílio opportúno.

Let us come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and may find grace for a timely help.
– from the Introit for today

August 22, 2019