“Mary shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me, to live is Mary and to die is gain.”
Contact/Etsy/Our Lady’s Book:
1.) To say what I need to say without fear of losing respect, esteem and approval from men. Like buttons tend to do that; let’s face it! Especially now that they even offer dislike buttons. I mean really, we all know there is healthy criticism, but a dislike button? That is just asking for the Litany of Humility. In all seriousness, in my not looking for human approval in those ways I am therefore free to post sole with the goal of pleasing Mary. If I received no likes from the world, but see “The Blessed Virgin Mary liked your post”, I would not trade that for ten billion likes from the most devout Catholics.
2.) This is sort of my way of living in the desert as a hermit by “crying out in the wilderness” while still maintaining my enclosure.
“Come and I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And I saw the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband. Alleluia. How beautiful is she become, this bride from Lebanon.”
~Book of the Apocalypse~
Since we see the way, let us run together! ~Saint Therese of the Child Jesus~
“The little white dove
Has returned to the ark with the bough;
And now the turtle-dove
Its desired mate
On the green banks has found.
In solitude she lived,
And in solitude built her nest;
And in solitude, alone
Has the Beloved guided her,
In solitude also wounded with love.”
~Our Holy Father Saint John of the Cross~
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