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MY NINE MONTH JOURNEY WITH MY MOTHER – THE FOURTH MONTH
December 11, 2009, 11:41 pm
Filed under: Advent, Biblical Reflections, Unborn Jesus

Tis the Season of ‘The Gospel of Life’

Mary Contemplating (click here to find out about this design)

My mother  returned home to her parents and to Joseph. This was a time when she opened her heart to me. So often she told me of her love for me and of her concern for Joesph. Oh, how I opened my Heart to my beloved mother. And of course, I was praying to my Father for Joseph and my Father would soon be sending an angel to announce His plans to him.

Meditation

Here is a wonderful quote from Mother St. Paul (1861-1940) about Mary’s life with Jesus during her pregnancy.

“She was ever holding colloquies with her God within her, pondering things over in her heart, that is, talking them over with Him from Whom she had no secrets and between Whom and her soul she put no obstacles.

Her life was spent with Him; whatever her duties might be, everything was done with Him, which is prayer. If duties or conservation demanded all her attention for a while, did it matter? No, for He was there all the same. He, in her, carried on the blessed converse with His Father; there was never any separation between Mary and the Blessed Fruit of her womb, Jesus. She would come back to Him…

…When we think of Jesus praying for nine months to His Father, when we think of Mary’s nine months colloquy with Jesus, we begin to think that there is something wrong about our methods of prayer, that they need re-modeling.

Let us try to understand something of what His prayer was. We think of Him, and quite rightly, as talking over with His Father all His plans for man’s salvation, praying for each individual thing that would be connected with it through all time. We love to think that He prayed particularly for each one of us.

From Ortus Christi:Meditations for Advent (1921) by Mother St. Paul



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