Legion of Mary Handbook
Page 19, Chapter 5
THE DEVOTIONAL OUTLOOK OF THE LEGION
2. Mary Madiatrix of All Graces
The Legion’s trust in Mary is limitless, knowing that by the ordinance of God, her power is without limit. All that he could give to Mary, he has given to her. All that she was capable of receiving she has received in plenitude. For us God has constituted her a special means of grace. Operating in union with her we approach him more effectively, and hence win grace more freely. Indeed we place ourselves in the very flood-tide of grace, for she is the spouse of the Holy Spirit: she is the channel of every grace which Jesus Christ has won. We receive nothing which we do not owe to a positive intervention on her part. She does not content herself with transmitting all: she obtains all for us. Penetrated with belief in this office of Mary, the Legion enjoins it as a special devotion for all its members.
“Judge as to the ardent love with which God would have us honour Mary seeing that he has set in her the fullness of all good: in such manner that all we have of hope, all of grace, all of salvation all—I say and let us doubt it not — flows to us from her.” (St. Bernard: Sermo de Aquaeductu)
By Sharon Reese – President Houston Senatus
Sr. Sharon talked about the Assumption of Mary where we believe that Mary was taken body and soul opening wide the gates of heaven. She is the hope and consolation to us all. Mary is especially, Our Mother. There is no limit to her intercessions for us. We need to pray for priests, as there are not enough to go around, without the priest there is no Mass and therefore, no Eucharist. We are all called to be Saints, as Mary our mother what she wants us to do.
By Fr. Vincent SD
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven, often shortened to the Assumption and also known as the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But where does all this fit in with the Assumption of Our Lady? Well, in the Assumption Mary becomes even more profoundly our Mother. In the beatific vision she sees each one of us with the greatest possible clarity, detail and love. She is assumed into heaven not only as the Mother of God but inseparably as Mary Our Mother. lt is a feast of tremendous hope. Through the grace of Jesus she has opened wide the gate of heaven to us. Because she is our Mother we are now in the heart of God because she stands there beside Him interceding for us. What a great sign of hope and consolation it is for us that Mary is body and soul assumed into heaven as our Mother. To some extent we are all aware of the lack of real effort in our quest for sainthood and in our very limited generosity in the apostolate of saving souls. But Mary is especially the Mother of her spiritually handicapped children, the refuge of sinners. Many of the saints said they would spend their heaven in doing good on earth. What must Mary spend her heaven doing? She is so truly and profoundly our Mother that there can be no limit to her intercession for us.