I’m working my way through St. Josemaria Escriva’s “The Way,” and this jumped out at me this morning — apt thoughts for a deacon, and for this month devoted to Mary:
“Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle. And the enemy will gain nothing by those perversities that seem to boil up continually within you, trying to engulf in their fragrant corruption the high ideals, those sublime commands that Christ himself has placed in your heart. Serviam! — ‘I will serve!'”
I’ve written more about Mary and a particular devotion to her, the rosary, over in my column “All Things New.” Check it out.
Meantime, I join my small voice with those of so many others: “Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”