Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Three Virtues Dearest to the Blessed Virgin Mary

One year for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Sister Faustina wanted to honor our blessed mother and so she made a novena of 9000 Hail Marys. She prayed 1000 Hail Marys per day for nine days.  She didn't let it interfere with her other devotions or with Holy Mass.  She did no say any unnecessary words during the novena.  "Although I must admit that such a matter requires a good deal of attention and effort, nothing is too much when it comes to honoring the Immaculate Virgin.

On the solemnity the blessed mother, inconceivably beautiful as described to Sister Faustina, appeared to the saint and said the following to her:
I desire, My dearly beloved daughter, that you practice the three virtues that are dearest to me- and most pleasing to God. The first is humility, humility, and once again humility; the second virtue, purity; the third virtue, love of God....
#1413 and #1415 of the Diary

Today is Saturday, the day we honor our Lady.  Let us try very hard to imitate the virtues that are dear to her.  Let us with all our hearts try to be humble, pure of heart and to love God with all our might.

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