Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Virgin A Day: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate,
We dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you 
under the title of
May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign 
of your affection for us
 and a constant reminder of our duties toward you.
Ever while wearing it, 
may we be blessed by your loving protections
 and preserved in the grace of your son.  
O Most Powerful Virgin, 
Mother of our Savior,
keep us close to you every moment of our lives.  
Obtain for us, your children, 
the grace of a happy death; 
so that in union with you, 
we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever. 

It is important to note as well that, 
as with all sacramentals, 
the Miraculous Medal is not some “lucky charm”. 
Keep in mind also that in expressing devotion to Mary, 
we do not worship her, 
as many Christians in other denominations, 
especially some Evangelicals, believe, 
but rather honor her in her devotion to our Lord! 
As the popular saying goes “to Jesus through Mary.” 
Remember also her last words in Scripture, 
which could almost be her motto, 
in which she told the attendants at the wedding feast of Cana
“Do whatever he [Jesus] tells you.” (John 2:5)

linking to 
the loving Rebecca at her 


MeOfCourse said...

Well said Norma. Love your contribution. Happy days to you.

redondowriter said...

I have seen this image so often on prayer cards and your personal explanation of how you honor her gave me an insight into your spiritual personality.

Priti.Lisa said...

I am never without my medal...never.
I think it reminds me to act with grace
and choose love even when my blood is boiling!
I touch my thought to calm myself. ♥ ♥ ♥

Norma Ruttan said...

excellent idea, Lisa! thanks for sharing that.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Thank you for sharing this. The image is beautiful,I always love the old roses.

Happy Friday!