May 9th

We are now well into the month of May, which has traditionally been and continues to be a month dedicated in a special way to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It would be good for us to spend extra time during this month to meditate upon all the extraordinary graces that God bestowed upon Our Lady, and ask for her to intercede for us, for our families, for our Country and for our Church.

Mary is a most powerful intercessor with Our Lord.  Saint James tells us that: “the fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.”  (James 5:16)  Our Lady’s prayers are very powerful because, after Our Lord, there isn’t anyone holier than she.

Furthermore, no one was closer to Our Lord than Our Lady.  How much Jesus loves His Mother!  There is not anything that Jesus would refuse her, and therefore her prayers are most powerful.

If we still need further proof of the importance of beseeching Mary’s powerful intercession, we can see in the lives of all the Saints great devotion and love for Mary.

Jesus, Himself, gave her to us to be our mother.  We should also be aware that Mary wants us to become more and more like her Son.  Her greatest desire for us is that we would come to be formed into the image of her divine Son.  She obtains for us the graces that we need to imitate Jesus ever more faithfully.  She wants us to seek her intercession.  There are many graces which she desires to pour out upon the world, but we have to ask for those graces.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

God bless,

Father White