St. Albert the Great!
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady has consistently called us to draw closer to her Son, to the Holy Spirit, and to the Father. In these difficult days we need to draw close to the Lord at every moment. Listen to her call from 2014:
April 2, 2014“Dear children, with a motherly love I desire to help you with your life of prayer and penance to be a sincere attempt at drawing closer to my Son and His divine light – that you may know how to separate yourselves from sin. Every prayer, every Mass and every fasting is an attempt at drawing closer to my Son, a reminder of His glory and a refuge from sin – it is a way to a renewed union of the good Father and His children.. Therefore, my dear children, with hearts open and full of love, cry out the name of the Heavenly Father that He may illuminate you with the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit you will become a spring of God’s love. All those who do not know my Son, all those thirsting for the love and peace of my Son, will drink from this spring. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. I pray for them and I desire that they may always feel the blessing of my motherly hands and the support of my motherly heart.”
We need to daily renew our union with the Father! In fact every day we long for Him more. I have included a quote from St. Albert the Great, whose feast day it is today. It is from the Magnificat for November 2021. St. Albert’s words moved me greatly. I hope they will help you as well:
Do you want to draw closer to God without obstruction or hindrance, freely and in peace, as we have described? Do you want to be united and drawn to him in a union so close that it will endure in prosperity and adversity, in life and in death? Do not delay to commit all things with trustful confidence into the hands of his sure and infallible providence. Is it not most fitting that you should trust him who gives to all creatures, in the first place, their existence, power, and movement, and, secondly, their species and nature, ordering in all their number, weight, and measure?
To him alone belong infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, essential mercy, justice, truth, and charity, immutable eternity, and immensity. Nothing can exist and act of its own power, but every creature acts of necessity by the power of God, the first moving cause, the first principle and origin of every action, who acts in every active being. From the infinitely great to the infinitely small nothing can escape his eternal Providence; nothing has been drawn from his control, either in the acts of free-will, in events we ascribe to chance or fate, or in what has been designed by him. We may go further: it is as impossible for God to make anything which does not fall within the dominion of his providence as it is for him to create anything which is not subject to his action. Divine providence, therefore, extends over all things, even the thoughts of man.
This is the teaching of holy Scripture, for in the Epistle of Saint Peter it is written: Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you. And again Psalm 55 says: Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you. Also, in Sirach we read: My children, behold the generations of men; and know that no one has hoped in the Lord, and has been confounded. For who has continued in his commandment, and has been forsaken? And the Lord himself says: Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “what shall we eat?”All that you can hope for from God, however great it may be, you shall without doubt receive according to the promise in Deuteronomy: Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. As much as you can desire you shall receive, and as far as the foot of your confidence reaches, so far you shall possess.
Saint Albert the Great
(Magnificat Vol. 23, No. 9/November 2021, P.196-97)
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
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