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Weekly Message From the Director
Dear Friend of Our Lady of Angels,
I share with you a section of the apostolic constitution, the Most Magnificent God, by Pope Pius XII, taken from the Office of Readings for Feast of Mary’s Assumption.
In their homilies and sermons on this feast, the holy fathers and great doctors spoke of the Assumption of the Mother of God as something already familiar and accepted by the faithful. They gave it greater clarity in their preaching and used more profound arguments in setting out its nature and meaning.
Above all, they brought out more clearly the fact that what is commemorated on this feast is not simply the total absence of corruption from the dead body of the Blessed Virgin Mary but also her triumph over death and her glorification in heaven, after the pattern set by her only Son, Jesus Christ.
All the reasonings and considerations of the holy Fathers rest on Scripture as their ultimate foundation. Scripture portrays the loving Mother of God, almost before our eyes, as most intimately united with her divine Son and always sharing in his destiny.
Above all, it must be noted that from the second century the holy Fathers present the Virgin Mary as the new Eve, most closely associated with the new Adam, though subject to him in the struggle against the enemy from the nether world.
This struggle, as the first promise of a redeemer implies, was to end in perfect victory over sin and death. Therefore, just as the glorious resurrection of Christ was an essential part of this victory and its final trophy, so the struggle shared by the Blessed Virgin and her Son was to end in the glorification of her virginal body.
Hence, the august Mother of God, mysteriously united from all eternity with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a virgin inviolate in her divine motherhood, the whole hearted companion of the divine Redeemer who won complete victory over sin and its consequences, gained at last the supreme crown of her privileges – to be preserved immune from the corruption of the tomb, and, like her Son, when death had been conquered, to be carried up body and soul to the exalted glory of heaven, there to sit in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the ages.
Devotedly in Our Lady of Angels,
Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.
The Green Scapular-
Miracles of Health, Peace and Conversion
Jesus tells us, “Take up your cross each day and follow me!” One’s cross can come in various ways: the death or illness of a loved one, one’s own illness or disability, the loss of a job or financial problems, a form of addiction – one’s own or that of a loved one, and so on. Today, parents even have to worry about their children’s safety when they send them to school.
As your loving mother, Mary knows the cross or crosses you must bear. Mary offers us many signs of her protective love. One such sign is her gift of the Green Scapular – also known as the “Badge of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
The Green Scapular was given to Sister Justine Bisqueyburu, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, through a revelation she received from Our Blessed Mother on September 8, 1840.
The scapular consisted of a small piece of green cloth suspended from a green cord. On the front side was an image of the Blessed Mother as she had shown herself to Sister Justine in previous apparitions. On the reverse side was the image of a heart ablaze with rays. The heart was pierced with a sword and was surmounted by a gold cross. Encircling the heart was the prayer: “Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death.”
An interior voice revealed to Sister Justine that God desired to establish among people a more tender and confident appreciation and love of His Most Beloved Mother by means of devotion to her through the title of her Immaculate Heart. When invoked under this title and through the holy image, Mary would obtain great favors from her Divine Son, especially in the areas of physical health, peace of mind and spiritual conversion.
The scapular may be worn or carried in one’s pocket. The prayer found on the scapular should be recited once daily. If intended for another, if the person is unwilling to wear or carry it, it may be placed, unknown to him or her, in his room or in his or her possessions. The prayer should be recited daily by the one placing the scapular.
The scapular has been approved by Pope Pius IX in 1863 and again in 1870.
Father O’Brien will be offering a Triduum of Masses (September 13th through September 15th) for your intentions for the need for any type of healing be it physical, psychological or spiritual. We will also be happy to send you a Green Scapular. The Scapular has been blessed, and there is no need for any formal rite enrollment.