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May Month of Mary

31st Day — Mary’s Coronation as Queen of Heaven.

Mary’s Coronation as Queen of Heaven. The Queen stood upon Thy right hand in clothing of gold. (Psalm xliv. 10.) 1.  It was not enough that Mary should be received into heaven.  She was to be no ordinary denizen of the celestial court.  Mary was, by her perfect and unfailing conformity to the will of God throughout…

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30th Day — Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven. Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt Thou suffer Thy holy one to see corruption. (Psalm xv.  10.) 1.  On the third day after Mary’s death, when the apostles gathered around her tomb, they found it empty.  The sacred body had been carried up to the celestial Paradise. …

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29th Day — Mary’s Death.

Mary’s Death. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. (Psalm cxv.  15.) 1.  During the years which succeeded our Lord’s Ascension, Mary had been making a progress in holiness and perfection which surpassed all that had gone before.  She had become more and more a partaker of the Divine…

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28th Day — Mary the Mother of the Infant Church.

 Mary the Mother of the Infant Church. Her children rose up and called her blessed. (Prov.  xxxi.  28.) 1.  When our Lord ascended into heaven, we are told that the apostles went back to Jerusalem with great joy (St.  Luke xxiv.  52). But there was none of them so joyful as Mary.  Her sacred heart overflowed…

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27th Day — Jesus appears to Mary after the Resurrection.

Jesus appears to Mary after the Resurrection. According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, Thy comforts have given joy to my soul. (Psalm xciii.  19.) 1.  Holy Scripture tells us nothing of our Lord’s appearance after His Resurrection to His Blessed Mother.  It takes it for granted that He must have appeared…

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26th Day — Mary sees Jesus laid in the Sepulcher.

Mary sees Jesus laid in the Sepulcher. Where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also. (St. Matt.  vi.  21.) 1.  When Mary had finished the mournful task of preparing the Sacred Body of her Son for burial, the disciples carry Him to the sepulchre in the garden of Joseph of Arimathea.  Watch that mournful procession,…

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25th Day — Jesus is placed in His Mother’s arms.

Jesus is placed in His Mother’s arms. My God, My God! why hast Thou forsaken Me? (St. Matt, xxvii.  46.) 1.  These words must have echoed in Mary’s heart when the Body of her Divine Son was placed in her arms.  She was alone!  Jesus was dead.  She had heard His last cry of agony, and…

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24th Day — Mary at the foot of the Cross.

Mary at the foot of the Cross. There stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother. (St.  John xix.  25.) 1.  What words can ever describe the indescribable anguish that rent the sacred heart of Mary as she looked upon her Divine Son hanging on the Cross.  Was there ever such a spectacle?  He is so…

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23rd Day — Mary meets Jesus carrying the Cross.

Mary meets Jesus carrying the Cross. Bearing His Cross He went forth to the place that is called Calvary. (St.  John xix.  17.) 1.  As the time of the Passion drew near, Mary’s realization of the approaching sufferings of her Son became more vivid.  The Sword of Simeon pierced her heart as it had never done…

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22nd Day — Mary during our Lord’s Public Life.

Mary during our Lord’s Public Life. Whoever shall do the will of My Father in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother. (St. Matt.  xii.  50.) 1.  When our Lord left the cottage at Nazareth and went forth to enter on His Public Ministry, what an aching void must have been left in…

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