Mary

St Dominic’s morning Mass & Holy Hour

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Queen of Heaven, pray for us!
Pray for us, your children,
Who entrust ourselves to you.
Pray for us so that we may never sin,
That we may love Jesus with all our hearts.
Beneath your mantle, O Mother,
We your children take refuge daily.
Gaze on us mother; watch over us.
All that we are and have,
We offer to Jesus through you.
Tach us, guide us, sustain us,
Defend us from every danger,
As you have done till now.
And after this exile,
Show us Jesus,
The Blessed Fruit of Your Womb.
Amen.

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Mary–Mother and Mediatrix

As long as you háve not leamed to know Mary and háve not given her your heart, you will remain in darkness because you can receive the Holy Spirit only in her and through her….Keep the exceptional teaching I am giving you hidden in the depths of your soul, and it will make you glow before the Lord like a magnificent torch. You will feel, you will understand that inasmuch as the Word made flesh, Jesus the Redeemer, was given to the world by Mary his Mother, it follows necessarily that we who are his members and his brothers, must be brought forth by her, not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. The Church, whose language is ordinarily mysterious–since she is obliged to speak in the manner in which God himself has spoken–teaches us that no grace, no power, no love, indeed nothing, absolutely nothing comes to us from God except through Mary….And that is an admirable, a sublime truth. –Father Jordan Aumann ‘Spirituál Theology’ O.P.

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Mary, co-redemptrix

Lord Our God,
In Your eternal wisdom,
You fill out the passion of Christ,
Through the suffering that His members endure,
In the many trials of this life,
As You gave His Mother strength in her agony,
To stand by the cross of Your Son,
Grant that we too may bring loving comfort to others,
In their distress of mind and body,

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin,
Prepared a worthy dwelling for Your Son grant, we pray,
That, as You preserved her from every stain,
By the virtue of the death of Your Son, which You foresaw,
So, through her intercession,
We, too, may be cleansed and admitted to Your presence,

O God, whose, Son dying on the altar of the Cross,
Willed that the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Whom He had chosen as His Mother,
Should be our Mother also,
Graciously grant, we pray,
That we, who fly to her protection,
May find comfort by invoking our Mother’s name,
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
In the unity of the Holy Spirit.
One God for ever and ever,
Amen


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Transubstantiation into the Immaculate examples

TRANSUBSTANTIATION INTO THE IMMACULATE

We belong to her, to the Immaculate. We are hers without limits, most perfectly hers; we are, as it were, herself. Through our mediation she loves the good God. With our poor heart she loves her divine Son. We become the mediators through whom the Immaculate loves Jesus. And Jesus, considering us her property and, as it were, a part of his beloved Mother, loves her in us and through us. What a lovely mystery!  We have heard of persons who are obsessed, possessed by the devil, through whom the devil thought, spoke, and acted. We want to be possessed in this way, and even more, without limits, by her: may she herself think, speak, and act through us. We want to belong to such an extent to the Immaculate that not only nothing else remains in us that isn’t hers, but that we become, as it were, annihilated in her, changed into her, transubstantiated into her, that she alone remains, so that we may be as much hers as she is God’s. She belongs to God, having become his Mother. And we want to become the mother who would give the life of the Immaculate to every heart that exists and to those who will still come into existence.  –St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Scritti di Massimiliano Kolbe, Roma

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe uses the expression transubstantiation into the Immaculate to describe the desired effect of total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The use of the same term that describes the complete substantial transformation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ to describe our complete substantial offering of ourselves to Mary is not accidental.

To quote the classical Aristotelian axiom: “What is first in intention is last in execution.” Christ was the first in the mind of God before the creation of the world. The thought of Christ was “followed” immediately in the mind of God by the thought of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was predestined by God’s eternal decree to be the Mother of Christ. 

The use of the term “transubstantiation” to describe the ultimate perfection of the union of love between divine and human will known as the Immaculate Conception recalls a parte rei the connection between the mystery of Mary on the one hand (and derivatively any type of Mariology, whether “Christo” or “Ecclesio” typical) and that of the Eucharist, whether in reference to the Head of the Church or in reference to the members of the Body of Christ perfectly incorporated into that Body….Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner expounds:

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