St. Bernard of Clairvaux on Mary

October 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Mother of our Creator

“In danger, in anguish, in uncertainty,” he says, “think of Mary, call on Mary. May she never be far from your lips, from your heart; and thus you will be able to obtain the help of her prayer, never forget the example of her life. If you follow her, you cannot go astray; if you pray to her, you cannot despair; if you think of her, you cannot be mistaken. If she sustains you, you cannot fall; if she protects you, you have nothing to fear; if she guides you, do not tire; if she is propitious to you, you will reach the goal …” (Hom. II super “Missus est,” 17: PL 183, 70-71).

Beautiful thought for today – it brought tears to my eyes when I read it. I promise I will start posting regularly again soon. This weekend I hope to finish my Paris travel posts as well as several more “100 Days in DC” posts I have been working on on my desktop. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, if you are in DC and are so inclined, please consider sponsoring one of our priests in the Archdiocese who is “running for vocations” in the Marine Corps Marathon. All proceeds go to supporting priestly vocations in the Archdiocese.

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