The gifts of heaven.
The Green Scapular
In my opinion, despite wars and various horrors that threaten us, we live in the happiest age, because it is the age of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Never before she lived so closely with us. For this we have countless signs that prove that she left the heights of heavenly Galilee to give us a new Bethlehem, regenerating Christ in poor human hearts. Has she not graced Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland and France in a special way with her sweet presence? Everywhere witnesses arise to assure her presence with truly miraculous evidence. Truly, the Holy Mother lives among us.
However, there is a shadow in this picture … the shadow of the beast. The serpent is circling to sow destruction everywhere. Possibly its presence has never been felt as today. After all, it knows better than anyone that perhaps soon the time will be fulfilled, and then its power will be constrained. It had never forgotten the words spoken against it in the earthly paradise: “I am making enmity between you and the woman, her offspring will crush your head.” (see Genesis 3:15)
To the Virgin Mary with Saint Louise de Marillac
Pray earnestly to the Blessed Virgin, that she may be your only Mother. St. Louise. 15 March 1660. Spiritual Testament. SW 835.
He will be our Peace!
In a letter to Pope Innocent X St. Vincent de Paul described the effects of war: …the people are split
“The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. This
Saint Vincent de Paul is very much alive today, everywhere!
Saint Vincent was an uncompromising, resolute man who dared to shake up the first Ladies of Charity as well as