"...for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7

"O Lord,...you have been pleased to bless this house of your servant, so that it will always remain. It is you, O Lord, who blessed it, and it will be blessed forever." 1 Chr 17: 26-27

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" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie

“The grace of our Lord be with us forever.” ~ Sr. Marie

Friday, April 4, 2008

Sorrowful Mysteries Meditation with Sr. Marie

Let us pray the Sorrowful Mysteries today on Friday and meditate on the last days of Our Lord's life here on earth. Our faith is filled with mysteries. The House at Ephesus holds many mysteries yet to be revealed.

Consider that while Our Lady lived at Ephesus, she was the first to pray the devotion of the Stations of the Cross. Contemplate the sacred tears that have fallen on that holy ground at Ephesus where Our Lady carved the first Stations of the Cross and with a heavy heart walked the grounds meditating on the Passion; her heart and mind filled with the images of her beloved Son's last earthly walk to His death; His Sacrifice.

Only Blessed Mother's human, mourning, sinless, tender Heart at Ephesus can fully understand the eternal price that was paid for the souls of all of God's children. And only this same Heart full of grace can hold the fathomless love necessary to accept all God's children as her children, despite our putting Her Precious Son to death and despite our sins and weaknesses, because this was the dying wish of Her Son.

Imagine the thanksgiving that poured forth, along with the mournful tears, from Blessed Mother's Heart to God the Father for receiving the sacrifice of His and Her Son for the eternal redemption of the world. Let us join our prayers of thanksgiving to Her Pierced Heart that does offer this perfect and everlasting thanksgiving.

Also, together let us offer thanksgiving to God with Blessed Mother Mary for Sr. Marie's "fiat" to the call of God to sacrifice the life of luxury as a Countess for a vocation to a life of poverty and charity in service to God and His children; then out of total love for and devotion to Our Lady to ultimately have as her committed life purpose to acquire and preserve this Holy House; this Holy Ground upon which Our Lady's tears did fall.
Let us, with Sr. Marie, console Our Lady by proclaiming the truth of Her Son's Glorious Resurrection! Allelulia! Not only that, let us celebrate Her glorious Assumption that took place in the very same place that was soaked with Her tears. Thanks to Sr. Marie we have Mary's House to enkindle our faith and inspire our meditations and to unite a broken world. How good is our God! Allelulia!

This Mother's Heart alive in Her House at Ephesus beckons us; welcomes all God's children to pray in peace together. Christians, Muslims, Orthodox, all, called into the home and heart of Mary, a Mother of Jewish heritage.