Monday, September 12, 2011

Anyone Who Fled to thy Protection

I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. Genesis 3 15

The fires of hell cannot conquer a soul that puts their trust in the protection of the Mother of God.

Christ is Mercy, so she is the Mother of Mercy
Christ is Grace, so she is the Mother of Grace
Christ is our Savior, so she is the Mother of our Salvation.

As scripture teaches us exterior miracles are performed so that we will believe in the invisible operations of God.

"Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. " Jesus the 2nd person of the Holy Trinity Matthew 9 5:7
Recently there has been a miracles involving statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary where massive out of control wildfires have stopped before reaching the statue and buildings that through the grace of God were protected. This is not the first time the Blessed Virgin Mary has saved a house of wood from being burned to the ground.

The Texas wildfire has been burning for days across Central Texas and has incinerated about 1,400 homes and tens of thousands of acres of land. It has burned every yard and everything on them in the Ranch Crest Subdivision of Montgomery County, Texas, CNN reported. “But miraculously all the homes here are still standing.”

The fire line came right up to a barely two-foot tall statue of the Virgin Mary placed on two stones and resting against a tree in the Garcia’s garden, and then stopped suddenly.[1]

Of course they had prayed before they left

“She protected our home, everybody’s homes. We prayed to it before we left to protect everybody’s homes,” he told CNN, pointing toward the statue outside his house.[1]

The Mother of God though has saved these homes from being consumed with physical fire. The divine message though was clear, that those who put their confidence in the Blessed Virgin Mary might find hope in being spared from the fires of Hell.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me.

Amen. (The Memorare by St Bernard of Clairvaux)

[1] Kumar, Anugrah. Virgin Mary Statue Guards House from Texas Wildfire The Christian Post
September 10, 2011

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