Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pentecost Saturday

The Holy Ghost shall come upon you,
and the power of the most High shall overshadow you
~Luke 1:35

If Christ is a mystery, if the Church is a mystery, Mary is also a mystery, and so we cannot discover Mary except in the light of the Holy Spirit. The first thing we read about Mary is that Joseph, in his uncertainty, heard in his soul a voice saying: "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit" (Mt 1,20). That was said on a specific and special occasion, but I believe we have to enlarge it and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking and saying to each of us: "Do not fear to open your heart to Mary. Do not fear to take Mary into your heart and soul, and life and tradition, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit'. The link is very deep, and the Holy Spirit will show it to us. ~Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens, 1904-1962 

Come, Holy Spirit,
teach me the mystery of Mary,
Your Spouse,
God's mother and mine!

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