Our Lady brings us peace…
August 2, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
We continue our personal retreats with Our Lady before her birthday on August 5th! Our Lady has come to us as the Queen of Peace. Her whole mission is to bring peace to earth. And we are called to help her with that mission. This means we need peace in our own hearts, the peace she brings, the peace which is Jesus. She has told us:
January 25, 1996
Today I invite you to decide for peace.
Pray that God give you the true peace.
Live peace in your hearts
and you will understand, dear children,
that peace is the gift of God.
without love you cannot live peace.
The fruit of peace is love
and the fruit of love is forgiveness.
I am with you and I invite all of you, little children,
that before all else forgive in the family
and then you will be able to forgive others.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Here is a prayer by St. Cyril of Alexandria that may help us to enter into Mary’s gift of peace to us:
St. Cyril of Alexandria
We honor you, O Mary,
Mother of God,
treasure of the universe,
crown of virginity,
scepter of the true faith,
tabernacle of the one whom
the world cannot contain,
and mother and virgin. …
In your virginal womb
you enclosed the immense and
Through you the Trinity is glorified
and the cross is celebrated and adored
everywhere on earth.
the heavens exult with joy,
the angels and archangels are glad,
demons are put to flight,
the demon tempter is cast out of heaven,
and our fallen nature has again
been assumed into heaven. …
It is through you that the only-begotten Son of God,
who is the Light,
shone amid the nations
who were seated in darkness and the shadow of death.
What human voice can ever worthily celebrate
the ineffable greatness of Mary?
She is mother and virgin
at the same time.
peace has been restored to the world.
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
whom Mary has brought forth!
(St. Cyril of Alexandria (382-444))
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
I encourage you all to go to the archives and experience the Youth Festival 2023 again and again!!