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October 17, 2020
“The Mother Advocate for We Fallen Children”
by Lawrence Morra
Kathleen… thank you for this very detailed explanation about the visitations of the Blessed Mother Mary! There is so much to learn from my perspective not being knowledgeable enough about these events outside of the Fatima appearance to the three children. But I still feel in my heart that the “Blessed Mother is no doubt a most precious “advocate and messenger” for our heavenly Father. I see her intersessions as being at the apex of what angels have performed as heavenly messengers throughout history by the sheer importance of who she is in God’s heavenly kingdom family, but, also because she had been an earthly human being and the mother of Christ Jesus which sets her apart and “above all the angels.” She is truly a most beautiful being who loves humanity and only wants what our Father in heaven wants, thus she is in the ready to serve Him at any time. So who better than her to be the “most blessed mother messenger advocate” for God’s Children on earth! To me it’s a no brainer as the saying goes, so obvious, that yes even a child’s mind can fully relate to it and appreciate this “gift from God our Father in heaven; all because of the birth of Jesus our Savior having occurred in the first place,” “The Immaculate Conception,” of “Mary; who is Most Blessed among All women, as the only means by which Jesus was to come into this world to provide the redemption for our eternal salvation.” Thanks be to God! Amen.
It is very comforting knowing that until the “Second Coming” happens we have Mother Mary the most direct link between Jesus and the Father with humanity being there for us, bringing God’s love and directives where and when He the Father sees fit. This truth along with her uniquely special position in God’s kingdom to advocate for us who are still living in this fallen world of sin and vast corruption! I know from firsthand experience that she can and has made a world of difference in helping us; I know she brought me closer to Jesus and the Father, inspiring more faith in my heart, and, just like a great mother she feels sadness and sorrow when we are in such dire need of heavenly protection! I love her, and I’m so grateful for her love and kindness to me and anyone that she pleas to the Father to help and protect. Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
|Tradition tells us that Saint James the Greater, brother of Saint John, had a great devotion for the Virgin Mary, who in turn favoured him with her special protection. |
Mary of Agreda, a 17th-century Spanish nun and mystic, recounts two interventions of the Virgin Mary supporting the apostle in his mission of evangelizing Spain: – The first time was in Granada, where a pagan mob attacked Saint James as soon as he arrived, killing one of the twelve disciples travelling with him who had tried to protect him. Saint James and his disciples went on preaching nonetheless. Then the townspeople seized them, put them in chains, and led them out of the city to kill them. They were about to cut their throats, when James called on the help of Jesus and His Blessed Mother to save them. Our Lord ordered a thousand angels to go with His mother (who was still on earth at the time) to assist the apostle. The angels immediately took Mary to Spain. Seeing the Virgin Mary, the apostle prostrated himself as best he could before Her, for he was still chained up in bonds. She said to him: “James, my son, faithful servant, courage! Rise up and be free.” His chains and those of his disciples were immediately broken. The pagans, still holding their knives aloft, fell to the ground where they remained for some hours without any sign of life.
The second time was in Zaragoza where the Virgin of the Pillar is venerated. James was resting with his disciples on the banks of the Ebro River. A procession of angels was heard from afar. The men were all surprised and delighted at this sight. The angels carried a small marble column and a statue of the Blessed Virgin. Then Mary said to James: “James, be blessed and filled with joy!”—to which the angels replied “Amen.”—And: “My son James, God has chosen this place to build me a shrine. I promise great favour and protection to all those who come here to praise God and pray with faith and devotion. As a guarantee of this promise, my statue will be placed on this pillar and it will remain there, along with the faith, until the end of the world. Start building it as soon as possible, and when you it is completed, you will leave for Jerusalem, where my Son wants you to offer Him the sacrifice of your life at the place where He gave His.”Saint James bowed down. The angels celebrated with him the inauguration of this first shrine, which became the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, a place of many miracles, including the famous “Calanda miracle” in which a man miraculously recovered his amputated leg.
The Virgin of the Pillar is celebrated on 12th October as a National feast day for Spain and all Hispanics with great parades and solemnity.
|Adapted from: Notre Histoire avec Marie|