Rorate Caeli

Queen of May 2013: Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix!

Fr. Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della beata Vergine ("Sonata sopra Sancta Maria")

God the Father wishes Mary to be the mother of his children until the end of time and so he says to her, "Dwell in Jacob", that is to say, take up your abode permanently in my children, in my holy ones represented by Jacob, and not in the children of the devil and sinners represented by Esau. 

Just as in natural and bodily generation there is a father and a mother, so in the supernatural and spiritual generation there is a father who is God and a mother who is Mary. All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for their mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father. This is why the reprobate, such as heretics and schismatics, who hate, despise or ignore the Blessed Virgin, do not have God for their father though they arrogantly claim they have, because they do not have Mary for their mother. Indeed if they had her for their mother they would love and honor her as good and true children naturally love and honor the mother who gave them life. 

An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish a heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God's true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for Our Lady. He endeavors by word and example, openly or insidiously - sometimes under specious pretexts - to belittle the love and veneration shown to her. God the Father has not told Mary to dwell in them because they are, alas, other Esaus.

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
Treatise on True Devotion

7 comments:

Jeanne Holler said...

Yes their it is plain as day ....
You cannot have GOD as your Father if you do not have Mary as Your Mother...St. Louis Marie de Montfort pray for us .
Our Lady of Fatima pray for us ...open the eyes of those who are blind to YOUR most powerful love and intercession !

Salve Caput said...

"An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish a heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God's true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for Our Lady. He endeavors by word and example, openly or insidiously - sometimes under specious pretexts - to belittle the love and veneration shown to her. God the Father has not told Mary to dwell in them because they are, alas, other Esaus."

Well, for all the criticisms that can be made about our Holy Father Francis, these words most definitely cannot be said about him.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for him.
Our Lady Untier of Knots, pray for him.

poeta said...

I've always thought this is the greatest and simplest point made in the treatise. If Mary is not your Mother, God is not your Father.

Doge of Venice said...

Yet another mark of the saints: clear, plain, unambiguous speech. I had not read this before--thank you for posting.

Long-Skirts said...

MARY
OF THE
MORN

Through the Gate O'Morn
He came
In a stable born

Where St. Joseph
Held her hand
Both so tired and worn.

Patient donkey
Just outside
Munching on some corn

Saw the love
St. Joseph had
To Mary he was sworn.

Saw St. Joseph's
Furrowed brow
Knowing future scorn

Saw St. Joseph
In the now
Fighting 'gainst forlorn.

Then the donkey
Heard with joy
The herald of a horn

Angel Gabriel
Announcing wide
History's curtain torn!

Then St. Joseph
Walking by
Some fleecy, sheep some shorn

Behind this wife,
He'd reach new life
Through Mary of the Morn.

douglassbartley said...

Though insipid pop-culture has dominated most of the music of the last fifty years, there are some pieces with great merit. I have started a review of what I think are the fifty most beautiful popular songs of that period starting with Ave Maria by Karen and Richard Carpenter. To listen to the first three I've selected, click on my name above. Others will be added as we go forward in this otherwise shameless age.

douglassbartley said...

Eight more added to the list above. Click my name to see and listen to the first ten. There is still beauty in the world.
A Cruce Salus.