Lives of the Saints

There is Something About Mary Series – The Secret to Eternal Happiness

Day Twenty-Nine: Ponder, Pray, Reflect, Act

Ponder:  Mary is forever blessed because she heard the word of the God, said yes to it, and lived it.

Pause for a few moments of silence, recite the prayers as indicated in chart here if you wish to prepare for today’s mystery.  You might offer a prayer request for each decade or a Hail Mary for a specific person. 

Pray:  The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Mary

Mary is gloriously crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.  Fruit of the Mystery: Eternal Happiness

Your divine throne endures for ever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter for equity; You love justice and hate wrongdoing. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellow kings. With myrrh, aloes, and cassia your robes are fragrant. From ivory-paneled palaces stringed instruments bring you joy. Daughters of kings are your lovely wives; a princess arrayed in Ophir’s gold comes to stand at your right hand. Listen, my daughter, and understand; pay me careful heed. Forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him. Psalm 45:6-11

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, who crowned you Queen of Heaven and Earth. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Pray for us Mary, gate of Heaven, Lead us to the Beatific Vision.

Amen

Reflect: Mary’s courage, fidelity, and humility greatly pleased the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and they crowned her queen of heaven. There is no greater title on earth than “Mother of God”—and no greater creature than Mary has ever existed. This Mary, your spiritual mother, and the Queen of heaven is the most celebrated women on earth and in heaven. Only God is greater than Mary.  I am learning that there is definitely something about Mary!  She is the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, and continues in Heaven to exercise Her maternal role on behalf us, the members of Christ.  As I surrender to Mary as the queen, I need to go the step further to have her help guide my in all aspects of my life, not just my religious live, but my social live, work live, home live, and interior live as well. 

Be intent on the things above rather than on earth, for here we have no lasting dwelling place. We have our citizenship in Heaven.

Act:   Today, I will listen for the word of the God, say yes to it, and live it allowing it to draw me closer to eternal happiness.

Inspire with your life. Words convince the mind, but actions change the heart.

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