The Immaculate Heart Of Mary Knows The Way

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is always celebrated on the Saturday after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and it is done so for good reason~ the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady is inseparably linked to the Sacred Heart of her Son.
Five years ago on this feast day, I made the Consecration to Mary through the Militia Immaculata, the organization founded by St Maximilian Kolbe. I renew my consecration each year on this feast day.
My regular readers know that Mary played a subtle (to me anyway), but vital role in my return to her Son and my faith. In a certain way, I sometimes feel like I have lived,and continue to live the Joyful Mysteries in my own life. My Annunciation came in the form of a letter from a friend inviting me to come back to my faith, I accepted that invitation on the feast of the Visitation, the daughter I aborted was named while praying that particular mystery, Christ was born in me when I confessed and repented of my sins, the Presentation, in trying to live a life of holy and faithful obedience, and Finding Jesus in the Temple~ well I now know just where to find Him whenever I walk into church; I had lost Him or at least felt like I did, and when He found me, I found Him.
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart has one goal~ to point us in the direction of her Son so that we may grow closer to Him. A priest who works with us in ministry gave the analogy of Our Lady being his GPS. I loved it! It made so much sense! When we are lost we can turn to our Blessed Mother and she will tell us how to get back on track to the path that leads to Jesus. Mary always knows the way.
While the bulk of this post has simply been my own musings on the Immaculate Heart in my own life, I would also like to share a link to a meditation written by a bishop. The meditation is on St Padre Pio in light of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of Fatima. It is a little on the long side, but worth the time.


Mary333 said…
Beautiful post, Karin. Linking your life to the mysteries is truly a "living prayer".

When I was ill I lived the sorrowful mysteries with Jesus all the time. This helped me so much in my daily life and brought me so much grace.

I notice at different times I can relate to some mysteries better than others so I often pray the ones that my heart leads me to.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, this post touched my heart.
Karinann said…
Thanks Mary. My anal personality makes me try to stick to the mysteries of the day, but sometimes I find myself drawn to a particular mystery and have to tell my personality to be quiet :)
Michael said…
I love the GPS analogy! It's so true!
Karinann said…
I know, Michael. As soon as I heard Father say this- it just made perfect sense.
Mary333 said…
No way are you anal! I've been on anal sites and this is NOT one of them! Though I appreciate anyone who loves the Lord enough to write about Him some blogs are so strict and "by the letter of the law" that they scare me away! I'm afraid to even leave a comment on them anymore for fear of being bombarded with theological arguments that totally miss the point Jesus was trying to get across to us - LOVE. I do enjoy blogs that mix good theology and love together, though :)

My word verification says it all - dialoga (close enough anyway). Give me a good dialoga instead of an unloving attack (please) is the comment I'd like to leave on some blogs ;)

Actually, your next post says it all!
Karinann said…
Thanks Mary. Glad to know I don't fall into that category and if I ever start heading that way please feel free to leave that comment you mentioned :)