LFFA Marian Series, Part 1
On this feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I thought it fitting to share some lovely quotes for Our Lady. No more needs to be said from me. But let us keep her in mind, as we go about our day and give her honor on this special day. Thank her for all the blessings you have today. Thank her for her loving care. Thank her for saying Yes to God and giving us our Savior and Lord!
"St. Edmund of Canterbury, when a boy of twelve at Oxford, with the consent of his confessor, resolved to make a vow of perpetual chastity.
He went to the church and uttered this promise aloud before the statue of Our Lady, and then placed on its finger a ring which he had bought for the purpose.
"And with this ring I choose thee as My Lady and spouse, that I may serve thee with more devotion in the future."
Then he knelt and prayed with tears:
"O my Lady, most sweet spouse of my heart, pray to thy Son that I may follow in the footsteps of St. John."
Then, lest the ring on the statue should attract notice, he tried to take it from the finger, but found it impossible to do so, and there it long remained and was seen ‘by the whole University’.
Quite apart from the vows of chastity, praying to Our Lady is one of the surest helps for everybody against temptation.
Let us have recourse to her at all times!"
*Taken from Catechism Stories by Drinkwater; 1939
What words of thanks can you give to Our Lady today! Share them here:
This first published by Rita Davidson in 2008
©Copyright 2007-2012 Rita Davidson
Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com
I am very BLESSED to have Our Lady in my life. For it was through her title of “Our Lady of Fatima” that brought me literally to my knees and a deep conversion to the Catholic Faith, in the year 2000, the Jubilee Year of the Chruch. It was actually by reading the little TAN BOOK called “Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven”. It was through Our Lady’s words of Fatima to the Three children, that helped change my life totally, by being a more active, prayerful practicing Catholic and inspired a deep devotion to loving her Son, Jesus, I never could have imagine.
The words “Thank You” are not enough….Happy Feast Day! joyce
What a beautiful story Joyce! I had no idea of your conversion. God bless you and thank you for sharing. May Our Lady shower you with blessings on this special day! 🙂