Zeal for the Salvation of Souls!
“Zeal for the salvation of souls is of so great a merit before God, that to give up all our goods to the poor, or to spend our whole life in the exercises of all sorts of austerities cannot equal the merit of it.
There is no service more agreeable to God than this one. To employ one’s life in this blessed labor is more pleasing to the Divine Majesty than to suffer martyrdom.
Would you not feel happy if you could spend large sums of money in corporal works of mercy? But know, that he who labors for the salvation of souls does far more; nay, the zeal of souls is of far greater merit before God … than the working of miracles.” — Saint John Chrysostom
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee and for those who do not have recourse to thee, especially for the enemies of Holy Mother the Church!
His name is “LEGION” and always he is changing his label and face but his indelible sign remains the same: hatred of the Church, hatred of the just and hatred of the Immaculate Mother of God. The Holy Ghost is the active principle of sanctification. The Church is the earthly manifestation of the Holy Ghost, its Living Soul. The Spirit animates the Body which is the Church. The graces by which we are elevated to supernatural life are wrought by the Sacraments which are the external signs of the action of the Holy Ghost. No power can quench its Life, and no force can prevent its living growth. Baptized into His Body and animated by His Grace, we are bound up in Him. How happy are we to bear our Paraclete within us, and how sacred the heart where He dwells! He that rejects Him shall find no comfort. He who grieves Him shall be eternally lost. The Holy Ghost is the principle of the life of the Church and, therefore, the source of Her unity. Thus, disunion from this Life is a contradiction and results in death.
Let us, at once, grasp that the terrible war which is raging universally is a battle against the Holy Ghost! The Immaculate is so closely united with the Holy Ghost that she is called His spouse. She is, so to speak, the personification of the Holy Ghost! It is impossible to separate the Holy Ghost from Mary the Immaculate, since she is the instrument He uses in all He does in the order of grace. Clearly, then, this raging battle is most surely a war against the Immaculate Mother of God! It is a full attack on Truth, Unity, and Love Itself! Arrogant and well-disciplined by an inhuman mystique, the enemy applies methodically, point-by-¬point, his plan of extermination. The greatest crime of this enemy is that it succeeds in the perversion of the very virtues of Christianity. Only Saints can resist this poison. How often do we not return hate for hate towards these ruthless criminals and butchers! We even justify our hatred towards them. When slapped on the right cheek, instead of turning the left, we return the slap with a resounding blow. Even if we gained a temporal victory, the enemy has succeeded in infecting us with his deadly virus. To live in an atmosphere of hatred and not be contaminated by that hate is as miraculous as raising the dead to life.
Try to realize that, in Mary, there is a magnificent palace built of gold and precious stones, worthy of the great King Who dwells there; and try to realize what is true: that you are contributing toward His splendor and glory by honoring His permanent dwelling place, which is the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Through obedience, Mary was espoused by the Holy Ghost. By Mary’s Immaculate Conception, an implacable enmity arose between her and the ancient adversary, the devil; thus, she was able to intimately join in her Son’s mortal struggle against Satan, sin and death. Mary shares completely in both the victory of Jesus Christ and in the royal power won by right of conquest. From Christ, then, and through her, all grace comes to us. Delegate of the Infinite Mercy, she is the crucible in which all our dross is consumed by the flame of sacrificial love, and made into a worthy offering of purest gold. As Mother of Christ the Head, she is therefore Mother of the Mystical Body. Spouse of the Holy Ghost, she receives only to give, and takes only to transform. There is only one obstacle insuperably destructive of her redemptory action – ¬our voluntary refusal of it. All that matters is to surrender to her sanctifying action and to be a ready instrument in her radiant hands. She is the Immaculate, the direct way to Christ, the weapon of conquest with which to establish the reign of Jesus Christ universally from one end of the earth to the other! Nothing must sorrow the Holy Ghost quite as much as the mediocrity of souls avowed to the Blessed Mother. Let us sacrifice our lives a thousand times to sanctify them. There is not one single heroic act that we cannot accomplish with the help of the Immaculate! We live in a time of great penance. Let us, at least, know how to profit by it. Suffering is good and sweet to him who accepts it willingly. How eternally efficacious for the salvation of souls is this surrender of our wills to the Will of God!
The evil is very great and time grows short! Why have we not known how to save IN TIME the golden grain of truth stolen by the “Father of Lies”!
It is all so simple. We must belong entirely to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, absolutely and unconditionally. Our sanctification is her mission. Let us conquer for Christ all souls in the entire world to the end of time … through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
CONSECRATION – Our Anchor!
CONSECRATE YOURSELF voluntarily and completely to Mary Immaculate in order to belong to her entirely. Wear the Brown Scapular as your breast plate and shield. Wear the Miraculous Medal, and pray daily the Holy Rosary which will be the source of your strength, inspiration and love.
LABOR FOR THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS, heretics, schismatics, infidels, communists and all enemies of Holy Mother the Church. Strive to induce others to join the Militia of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Preach the Holy Rosary, teach others the value of the Brown Scapular, embrace and obey the Commandments of God, fulfilling perfectly the duties of your state in life.
BE A GREAT SAINT and instrument in the hands of Mary through perfect submission of your will to the Will of God, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Be solicitous for the glory and honor of your Immaculate Mother.
The Principle Dogmas of our Faith are from Mary, in Mary, with Mary and through Mary. Looking at Mary, these Dogmas are read, embraced, loved and believed. She contained and contains the Gospel which she offers to us all through the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary! True Christians can be recognized by this sign:
LOVE FOR THE MOTHER OF GOD!
|LITANY TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARYLord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Heart of Mary, Created in the image of God, pray for us!
Heart of Mary, through which evil is overcome, pray for us!
Heart of Mary, save us from sin!
Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that our hearts may be set on fire by the divine love that inflames
LET US PRAY
Father of Divine Love and Mercy, grant that by venerating the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may be drawn closer to the Sacred Heart of Thy beloved Son Who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee. Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly and I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He Himself is offended. By the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.
“IN THE END, MY IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH!”