Happy Birthday, Our Lady

Posted in Giussani, Virgin Mary by martalorenza on September 8, 2011

The work of the Spirit, Creator of the universe, is the Virgin Mary. I don’t say that out of pious devotion, but because it is objectively true. The Spirit becomes an experience as Charity in Our Lady. I’d like to write an article about Our Lady, anything she touches becomes human and at the same time she brings it into the Mystery.

The fact that Mary is the first sign of God’s presence is shocking. But only those who understand this can be truly interested in the divine. To discover how God became incarnate in our Blessed Virgin makes everything become part of this discovery: the front page of the newspaper, the number of the hairs of the head of the person you love.

Luigi Giussani

30Days 9/2002 –Mystery is Charity, interview with don Giussani by Renato Farina,from Libero, 22 August 2002.

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Every creature rejoices in you

Posted in birds, Virgin Mary by martalorenza on March 27, 2011

The movie “The Dog, the General and the Birds” by F. Nielsen and T. Guerra is about how captive birds in Saint Petersburg were freed by the dog Bonaparte and his master, an elderly general who regrets having used birds to defeat the real Napoleon Bonaparte.

I’ve just discovered that the idea of the film is based on the old Russian tradition of freeing birds on Annunciation Day. Hurrah for the Virgin Mary – every creature rejoices in her!

In some areas in Russia the rainbow is considered as the Virgin Mary’s hoist, which she uses to draw water from the ocean for fields and crops.

Give fresh water, gentle Mary, to the senseless wars and burnt lands of your bewildered children.

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to Virgin Mary

Posted in Giussani, Milan, Virgin Mary by martalorenza on September 10, 2010

God can certainly create a Firmament richer in stars, a more sublime Olympus, an even huger Ocean, a more verdant Earth, but He can’t create a more excellent Mother than Virgin Mary.

In Her all the value possible in pure Creatures has been given, keeping them pure Creatures.

Paolo Segneri, Devoted to Mary

The supreme drama is that Being should ask to be acknowledged by man. The fundamental principle of Christianity is freedom, which is the only translation of man’s infiniteness, and this infiniteness is discovered in the finiteness that man experiences. Man’s freedom is man’s salvation. Salvation, therefore, is the Mystery of God communicating himself to man. Our Lady totally respected God’s freedom. She saved God’s freedom. She obeyed God because she respected His freedom. She did not oppose it with her own method. Here is God’s first revelation.

Luigi Giussani,Letterto the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, June 22, 2003

Following the thought of some theologians, such as Segneri, Newman says that God could have created a world better than the one we have, but He could have not created a Mother greater than Mary.

John H. Newman, Development of Christian Doctrine

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Haiti, the underground crib

Posted in new, Virgin Mary by martalorenza on January 16, 2010

Save your children, Holy Mary

I drew several dogs, because I was surprised by the photos showing them leaving from all over the world in search of survivors under the rubble.

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