Mary our Mother loves Lent! Lent is a time where we can offer our prayers and sacrifices to her Son for the Church and for the world. Lent is a wonderful time in the Church where souls are being transformed by love. What a beautiful resolution it would be for us to develop our relationship with Mary this Lent. Mary knows how to love Jesus the best and with her help we will be inspired and encouraged us to make deeper acts of love and penance during this beautiful time!
How can we walk this Lent with Mary? Perhaps we can resolve to pray the rosary everyday. The Rosary is basically pondering the life of Jesus in our hearts as Mary did. The events that we meditate on in the rosary are Mary’s memories of Jesus. We can also strive to imitate Mary’s patience, sacrifice, generosity and above all- her love.
Pope Pius XI’s Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus says: “the most holy Virgin, united with him (Jesus) by a most intimate and indissoluble bond, was, with him and through him, eternally at enmity with the evil serpent, and most completely triumphed over him, and thus crushed his head with her immaculate foot.” https://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_pi09id.htm
We need Mary! We need her, united with Jesus, to take her Immaculate foot and crush the evil serpent! During temptations and struggles that we may encounter during Lent, we can ask Mary to “crush the evil serpent.” She will!
Lent is also a wonderful time to talk to Mary all the time! Even saying her name in reverence and prayer has power! The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to St. Bridget “that there is not on earth a sinner, however devoid he may be of the love of God, from whom the devil is not obliged immediately to fly, if he invokes her holy name with a determination to repent.” https://www.motherofallpeoples.com/post/st-alphonsus-liguori-on-the-holy-name-of-mary
We need to pray her name many times this Lent! We can also strive to spend more time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during these days. We can contemplate the Word of God, just as Mary contemplated the Word in her home.
Please click on the link below and enjoy this beautiful piece of music and make it your prayer today to Mary: