Spiritual Crusade – Day 35

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This is day 35 of our 54 day spiritual crusade. We are now praying in thanksgiving for the graces received during the first half of our crusade. Please continue to pray with us.

Intention: in thanksgiving for the graces granted for the protection of unborn children in Ireland, and around the world, in answer to our spiritual crusade

Prayer: Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Daily Spiritual Reflection

“God the Father gathered all the waters together and called them the seas (maria). He gathered all his graces together and called them Mary (Maria). The great God has a treasury or storehouse full of riches in which he has enclosed all that is beautiful, resplendent, rare, and precious, even his own Son. This immense treasury is none other than Mary whom the saints call the ‘treasury of the Lord’. From her fullness all men are made rich.

“God the Son imparted to his mother all that he gained by his life and death, namely, his infinite merits and his eminent virtues. He made her the treasurer of all his Father had given him as heritage. Through her he applies his merits to his members and through her he transmits his virtues and distributes his graces. She is his mystical channel, his aqueduct, through which he causes his mercies to flow gently and abundantly.

“God the Holy Spirit entrusted his wondrous gifts to Mary, his faithful spouse, and chose her as the dispenser of all he possesses, so that she distributes all his gifts and graces to whom she wills, as much as she wills, how she wills and when she wills. No heavenly gift is given to men which does not pass through her virginal hands. Such indeed is the will of God, who has decreed that we should have all things through Mary, so that, making herself poor and lowly,, and hiding herself in the depths of nothingness during her whole life, she might be enriched, exalted and honoured by almighty God. Such are the views of the Church and the early Fathers.”

– St Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin