Friday, January 02, 2015

The Mystical City of God: Meditation 1 and 666

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

As a New Year' s Resolution I am embarking on a deep look at at deep book, one that is foundational to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity for it is written in the heart of SOLT's founder, Fr. James Flanagan.

Why I did not attempt Venerable Mary of Agreda's Mystical City of God earlier (some other time during the past 16 years) is a mystery to me. I poked my nose it it from time to time, but I failed to mine its incomparable treasuresHow sad...

Here is the antidote
to the attacks of the Antichrist

In her Temple years (Age 3-12)
Mary learned the immense value
of humility, obedience and silent suffering:

THE CONCEPTION, Book 2, Chapter XVI.
She and He will crush his head (Gen 3:15)
with obedience and willed suffering.

 Accounts of her mystical apparitions (Mary of Agreda's) in the American Southwest, as well as inspiring passages in Mystical City of God, so stirred 17th and 18th century missionaries that they credit her in their own life's work, making her an integral part of the colonial history of the United States.

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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