“As a Christian, you are another Christ. As a militant, you continue the work of Christ. Imitate Christ, therefore, and let our Blessed Mother form you as she formed Christ.
-Emil Neubert, SM, STD
Like any good Christian mother, Our Blessed Mother desires to form you into “another Christ.” Her knowledge, perfection and skill surpasses all earthly mothers. How does this knowledge impact the degree to which you will entrust yourself to Jesus through Mary?
“Mary must be terrible to the devil and his crew, as an army ranged in battle, principally in these latter times, because the devil, knowing that he has but little time, and now less than ever, to destroy souls, will every day redouble his efforts and his combats. He will presently raise up cruel persecutions and will put terrible snares before the faithful servants and true children of Mary, whom it give him more trouble to conquer than it does to conquer others.”
-St. Louis De Montfort, True Devotion to Mary
What does this passage reveal to you about the times in which we live and your role in them?
“It is not an empty flattery to bestow on Mary the title of Queen of the Apostles. Just as she assisted the Apostles, the teachers of the infant church with the support and advice of a mother, so we must affirm that at all times and in all ways she accords her assistance to all those who inherit the office of the Apostles.”
-Pope Benedict XV
Mary’s role as Queen of Apostles did not end with the coming of the Holy Ghost. In fact, it was only beginning. Just as she interceded for the Apostles and the early Church, she desires to intercede for us in our task of conquering the world for Christ, through the power of her spouse, the Holy Spirit.
“Behold thy Mother.”
Our Lord Jesus confided His mother to us. She gave Him natural life. She gives us supernatural life. She sustains and nurtures supernatural life in us by the grace of light, love, and strength that she obtains on our behalf through her intercession.
As Christ’s militants, we are called to imitate Mary, as a spiritual mother to others, through our own intercession, prayers, and love. Who can you spiritually mother today?