Thought for the Day – 22 May – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
Prayer to Mary, Our Mother
“There is a story told of a devout man who was wavering before the onslaught of temptation and was accustomed to kneel before a statue of Our Lady and say this simple prayer: “Show yourself a mother to me.”
When the same man had fallen into sin and, although full of remorse, had not succeeded in reforming, he went one day to Mary’s Altar and pitifully repeated his usual prayer.
Immediately, he heard a gentle voice replying – “Show that you are my son.”
If we wish Our Lady to be a mother to us, we must also show her that we are her children.
Earthly mothers are delighted to think that their offspring take after them.
In the same way, Mary wishes to see, a reflection of her own sanctity in our thoughts, desires and actions.
All this demands sacrifice, of course.
It demands hard work, fervent prayer and constant watchfulness over ourselves.
If we do all that we can and never lose courage, God will not refuse us His help and our good Mother, will not, fail to intercede for us!”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci
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6 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 22 May – Prayer to Mary, Our Mother”
Praying for you AnaStPaul! 🙂
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Thank dear Mary’s Secretary and your intentions are in mine too.
I tried to get a long friend to do just that yesterday as She and her husband, also a dear friend, are having some difficulties. I told about Mary Undoer of Knots and to pray and lay their problems at her feet and she will help them in ways they haven’t even thought about. I think all I did was plant a little seed but I will continue to water it carefully and with patience watch it grow.
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