Monday, September 08, 2014

Happy 2019th Birthday Momma Mary

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

That's a lot of candles.  
I wonder how many minutes it would take
to blow them all out?

A few gifts for us all to ponder:
 Her Glorious Assumption

Our Lady's Birthday

My heart went out ashopping
on life's highway
to choose a precious present
for Mary's birthday:

It trafficked first with pleasure;
her wares were all unfit
to give the Queen of Sorrows
whose days were grief-lit.
The shop of wealth allured it -
with ivory, silver, jade;
with coffers, gold-enladened;
with luxuries man-made.
But heart o'mine was sated
within a little hour -
what would Lady Mary's be
a precious, precious present
for her of Galilee. 

But fame refused admittance -
Since years and years ago
Mary had defrauded it,
had gone incognito.

Just around the corner
in a quiet byway,
my heart came on a present
for Mary's birthday:
Beauty, royal beauty,
was hourly being wrought
by craftsmen of the shops of God -
ah! Could this gift be bought!

Sir Chastity, the Weaver,
with Lady Poverty,
obedience, the priceless woof -
the wheel - constancy.
My heart has done its shopping
in the King's byway;
and Mary shall have beauty
as gift on her birthday.

Frances Marie Shannon The Sign - September 1934


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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