Father Maximilian Mary has greatly inspired me with his own music to do a cover for a song that I love very much; I simply changed some of the lyrics to be about the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Father Maximilian already lives and has approval for what I am pursuing: life as a hermit under Canon Law 603. Outside of celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass daily and the hours of the Divine Office he spends his work periods creating music for the glory of Our Lord and the Immaculata. While I certainly don’t play any musical instrument (outside the snare drum from middle school) it was a great joy to create a video and song for my Mary!
Two things make me resemble an excited child in a candy story: holy cards and Marian feast days. Today in the Carmelite Rite Calendar we celebrate the feast of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary; this is especially meaningful to me as the very definition of patronage is “the support given by a patron”. Mary is truly my heart’s greatest delight, when I think of Her I take comfort in simply knowing that this tender Mother is with me. Without Her I would never know Our Lord the way I ought, nor the way He deserves!
When I first heard the original lyrics and its tune I instantly knew it was a mother singing to her child and so I tried to make the lyrics from the view point of Mary singing to Her children. One of my favorite memories of my Great Grandma when I visited her growing up was how I was always drawn to her statue of Mary in the backyard. I was able to include some of my childhood pictures of the statue in the video (now passed on to my Grandparents). This morning I providentially found out my Great Grandma’s name was Marie Lucienne (Lucy) Clemence; I was always touched by Clemence (the only name I knew her to have until today) because it’s taken from Our Lady’s Litany of Loretto of “Virgo Clemens”: Virgin Most Merciful. My Great Grandma was SUCH a light to me which is so fitting that Lucy means light. So, to also hear that her full name basically means Mary, Merciful Light is more than a coincidence; it’s providence! I truly believe I received a taste of Mary’s mercy through this special lady who was like a best friend to me growing up; She taught me everything I know about the Catholic Church and why Mary is the center of all that I have come to know and love. Thank you, Grandma- I know you and Mary are my patrons from above- God rest your dear soul; you will always be with me, fighting for me!
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Lyrics to the song from this post’s video:
Where the North Wind meets the sea, there’s a Mother full of mystery
Sleep my darling safe and sound, for in this Mother all is found
In Her waters deep and true, lay the answer and a path for you
Dive down deep into Her sound, for in this Pure Heart all is found
Yes, She will sing to those who hear
And in Her song all graces flow, but can you brave what’s in those tears?
Can you face, what this Mother knows?
In the triumph of Her Heart, there’s a Mother full of prophecy
Come my darling homeward bound, when all is lost…then all is found.
I can easily see Mr. Darcy’s words from Pride and Prejudice regarding Elizabeth in how Mary has transformed my own heart, by applying them to Her in all She has done for me and continues to do:
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle, as a child I was taught what was right but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles but was left to follow them in pride and conceit. Such I was, and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Mary!
Sidenote: I apologize this post is coming to your email twice, but it was only sent to my email followers and not my WordPress followers (for some odd reason) who have their own blogs. I at least changed the title!