Mary, present, silently forming

‘By her action Mary enters therefore into our lives as bearer of the Divine. In the whole course of our lives, from the cradle and before it to the grave and beyond it, there is nothing of grace in which she had no part.  She shapes us to the likeness of Jesus.  She leaves her mark on everything and adds to the perfection of what passes through her hands.  I have said that we are sustained by her prayer: we are similarly sustained by her action and, if one may say it, have our spiritual being in her hands.  Every Christian is a child of Mary, but a child is not worthy of the name unless it is formed by its mother.’  Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange


Advent Antiphons

From Mary’s sweet silence
Come, Word mutely spoken!

Pledge of our real life,
Come, Bread yet unbroken!

Seed of the Golden Wheat,
In us be sown.

Fullness of true Light,
Through us be known.

Secret held tenderly,
Guarded with Love,

Cradled in purity,
Child of the Dove,


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Sister M. Charlita Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


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