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The Burial And Assumption Of The Virgin Mary And Her Coronation In Heaven From The Visions Of Venerable Mary Of Agreda – [2]

The Burial And Assumption Of The Virgin Mary And Her Coronation In Heaven From The Visions Of Venerable Mary Of Agreda – [2]

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The holy prince descended with the rest to the Cenacle in Jerusalem and entered the oratory of the great Lady where they found Her prostrate on the ground in the form of a cross, asking mercy for sinners. But hearing the sound of their music and perceiving them present, She rose to her knees in order to hear the message and show respect to the ambassador of heaven and his companions, who in white and refulgent garments surrounded Her with wonderful delight and reverence. All of them had come with crowns and palms in their hands, each one with a different one; but all of them represented the diverse premiums and rewards of inestimable beauty and value to be conferred upon their great Queen and Lady.

Gabriel saluted Her with the Ave Maria, and added thereto:

“Our Empress and Lady, the Omnipotent and the Holy of the holy sends us from his heavenly court to announce to Thee in his name the most happy end of thy pilgrimage and banishment upon earth in mortal life. Soon, O Lady, is that day and hour approaching which, according to thy longing desires, Thou shalt pass through natural death to the possession of the eternal and immortal life, which awaits Thee in the glory and at the right hand of thy divine Son, our God. Exactly three years from today Thou shalt be taken up and received into the everlasting joy of the Lord, where all its inhabitants await Thee, longing for thy presence”.

The most holy Mary heard this message with ineffable jubilee of her purest and most loving spirit, prostrating herself again upon the earth, She answered in the same words as at the incarnation of the Word: “Ecce ancilla Domini, fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.” “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done according to thy word” (Luke 1, 38). Then She asked the holy angels and ministers of the Most High to help Her give thanks for this welcome and joyful news. The Blessed Mother alternately with the seraphim and other angels sang the responses of a canticle that lasted for two hours.

Although by their nature and supernatural gifts the angelic spirits are so subtle, wise and excellent, they were nevertheless excelled in all this by their Queen and Lady, as vassals are by their sovereign, for in Her, grace and wisdom abounded as in a Teacher, in them, only as in disciples. Having finished this canticle and humiliating herself anew, She charged the supernal spirits to beseech the Lord to prepare Her for her passage from mortal to eternal life, and to ask all the other angels and saints in heaven to pray for the same favor. They offered to obey Her in all things, and therewith saint Gabriel took leave and returned with all his company to the empyrean heaven.

The great Queen and Lady of all the universe remained alone in her oratory, and amid tears of humble joy prostrated Herself upon the earth, embraced it as the common mother of us all, saying:


“Earth, I give thee thanks as I ought, because without my merit thou hast sustained me sixty-seven years. Thou art a creature of the Most High and by his will thou hast sustained me until now. I ask thee now to help me during the rest of my dwelling upon thee, so that, just as I have been created of thee and upon thee, I may through thee and from thee be raised to the blessed vision of my Maker”.


She addressed also other creatures, saying:


“Ye heavens, planets, stars and elements, created by the powerful hands of my Beloved, faithful witnesses and proclaimers of his greatness and beauty, you also I thank for the preservation of my life, help me then from today on, that, with the divine favor, I may begin anew to perfect my life during the time left of my career, in order that I may show myself thankful to my and your Creator”.


The devout Queen resolved to take leave of the holy places before her departure into heaven, and having obtained the consent of saint John, She left the house with him and with the thousand angels of her guard. Although these sovereign princes had always served and accompanied Her in all her errands, occupations and journeys, without having absented themselves for one moment since the instant of her birth, yet on this occasion, they manifested themselves to Her with greater beauty and refulgence, as if they felt special joy in seeing themselves already at the beginning of her last journey into heaven…to be continued.

The Burial And Assumption Of The Virgin Mary And Her Coronation In Heaven From The Visions Of Venerable Mary Of Agreda – [1]

The Burial And Assumption Of The Virgin Mary And Her Coronation In Heaven From The Visions Of Venerable Mary Of Agreda – [1]

Archangel Gabriel Brings Notice Of Death.

In writing of what still remains of the history of our Lady, of our only and heavenly Phoenix, the Blessed Mary, it is no more than right that our hearts be filled with tenderness and our eyes with tears at the sweet and touching marvels of the last years of her life. I should wish to exhort the devout faithful not to read of them nor consider them as past and absent, since the powerful virtue of faith can make these truths present to the mind; and if we look upon them with the proper piety and Christian devotion, without a doubt we shall gather the sweetest fruit, and our hearts shall feel the effects and rejoice in the good, which our eyes cannot see.

The most holy Mary had arrived at the age sixty-seven years without having tarried in her career, ceased in her flight, mitigated the flame of her love, or lessened the increase of her merits from the first instant of her Conception. As all this had continued to grow in each moment of her life, the ineffable gifts, benefits and favors of the Lord had made Her entirely godlike and spiritual; the affectionate ardors and desires of her most chaste heart did not allow Her any rest outside the centre of her love; the bounds of the flesh were most violently irksome; the overwhelming attraction of the Divinity to unite Itself with Her with eternal and most close bonds, (according to our mode of speaking) had attained the summit of power in Her; and the earth itself, made unworthy by the sins of mortals to contain the Treasure of heaven, could no longer bear the strain of withholding Her from her true Lord.

The eternal Father desired his only and true Daughter; the Son his beloved and most loving Mother; and the Holy Ghost the embraces of his most beautiful Spouse. The angels longed for their Queen, the saints for their great Lady; and all the heavens mutely awaited the presence of their Empress who should fill them with glory, with her beauty and delight. All that could be alleged in favor of Her still remaining in the world and in the Church, was the need of such a Mother and Mistress, and the love, which God himself had for the miserable children of Adam.

But as some term and end was to be placed to the career of our Queen, the divine consistory (according to our mode of understanding), conferred upon the manner of glorifying the most blessed Mother and established the kind of loving reward due to Her for having so copiously fulfilled all the designs of the divine mercy among the children of Adam during the many years in which She had been the Foundress and Teacher of his holy Church. The Almighty therefore resolved to delight and console Her by giving Her definite notice of the term still remaining of her life and revealing to Her the day and hour of the longed for end of her earthly banishment. For this purpose the most blessed Trinity despatched the archangel Gabriel with many others of the celestial hierarchies, who should announce to the Queen when and how her mortal life should come to an end and pass over into the eternal…to be continued 

Exhortation On The Day Of Assumption – Mary And Sinners

Exhortation On The Day Of Assumption – Mary And Sinners


Exhortation On The Day Of Assumption – Mary and Sinners.
Whoever honors Mary is prayed for by Mary. Through Mary, a sinner’s prayer, no matter how sinful, makes a lot of meaning before God provided such sinner is aiming at repentance and virtues. Mt 5:33. This is part of why she is called *”Refuge of sinners”* and she does not give up until we are established in holiness, provided we ourselves do not give up. Hence she is called *”Our lady of Perpetual Help”*.

*Make it then a resolution to pray 5 decades, 10 decades, 15 decades or best full ROSARY (20 DECADES) everyday.*

Below is an extract from *”The Divine Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary”* showing the Supreme position that God has given Her in securing our salvation. That was on the day of Coronation. Hence She is the Queen of Virtues, Queen of Patriarch, Mediatrix of all graces and Gate of heaven.

The Quotation

The Coronation Of The Mother Of God.

After placing the most Blessed Mary on this exalted and supereminent throne, the Lord declared to the courtiers of heaven all the privileges She should enjoy in virtue of this participation in his majesty. 

The Person of the eternal Father, as the first principle of all things, speaking to the angels and saints, said to them: 

“Our Daughter Mary was chosen according to our pleasure from amongst all creatures, the first one to delight Us, and who never fell from the title and position of a Daughter, such as We had given Her in our divine mind, She has a claim on our dominion, which We shall recognize by crowning Her as the legitimate and peerless Lady and Sovereign”.

The incarnate Word said:

“To my true and natural Mother belong all the creatures which were created and redeemed by Me, and of all things over which I am King, She too shall be the legitimate and supreme Queen”.

The Holy Ghost said:

“Since She is called my beloved and chosen Spouse, She deserves to be crowned as Queen for all eternity”.

Having thus spoken, the three divine Persons placed upon the head of the most Blessed Mary a crown of such new splendor and value, that the like has been seen neither before nor after by any mere creature. At the same time a voice sounded from the throne saying:

“My Beloved, chosen among the creatures, our kingdom is Thine, Thou shalt be the Lady and the Sovereign of the seraphim, of all the ministering spirits, the angels and of the entire universe of creatures. Attend, proceed and govern prosperously over them, for in our supreme consistory We give Thee power, majesty and sovereignty. Being filled with grace beyond all the rest, Thou hast humiliated Thyself in thy own estimation to the lowest place, receive now the supreme dignity deserved by Thee and, as a participation in our Divinity, the dominion over all the creatures of our Omnipotence. From thy royal throne to the centre of the earth Thou shalt reign, and by the power We now give Thee Thou shalt subject hell with all its demons and inhabitants. Let all of them fear Thee as the supreme Empress and Mistress of those caverns and dwelling-places of our enemies. In thy hands and at thy pleasure We place the influences and forces of the heavens, the moisture of the clouds, the growths of the earth, and of all of them do Thou distribute according to thy will, and our own will shall be at thy disposal for the execution of thy wishes. Thou shalt be the Empress and Mistress of the militant Church, its Protectress, its Advocate, its Mother and Teacher. Thou shalt be the special Patroness of the Catholic countries; and whenever they, or the faithful, or any of the children of Adam call upon Thee from their heart, serve or oblige Thee, Thou shalt relieve and help them in their labors and necessities. Thou shalt be the Friend, the Defender and the Chieftainess of all the just and of our friends; all of them Thou shalt comfort, console and fill with blessings according to their devotion to Thee. In view of all this We make Thee the Depositary of our riches, the Treasurer of our goods, we place into thy hands the helps and blessings of our grace for distribution, nothing do We wish to be given to the world, which does not pass through thy hands, and nothing do We deny, which Thou wishest to concede to men. Grace shall be diffused in thy lips for obtaining all that Thou wishest and ordainest in Heaven and on earth, and everywhere shall Angels and men obey Thee, because whatever is ours shall be thine, just as Thou hast always been ours and Thou shalt reign with Us forever”.

In the execution of this decree and privilege conceded to the Mistress of the world, the Almighty commanded all the courtiers of heaven, angels and men, to show Her obedience and recognize Her as their Queen and Lady. There was another mystery concealed in this wonder, namely, it was a recompense for the worship and veneration, which, as is clear from this history, the most blessed Mary, notwithstanding that She was the Mother of God, full of grace and holiness above the angels and saints, had bestowed upon the saints during her mortal pilgrimage.

Although during the time when they were comprehensors and She yet a pilgrim, it was for her greater merit, that She should humble Herself beneath them all according to the ordainment of the Lord, yet now, when She was in possession of the kingdom, it was just, that She should be venerated, worshipped and extolled by them as her inferiors and vassals. This they also did in that most blessed state, in which all things are reduced to their proper proportion and order. Both the angelic spirits and the blessed souls, while rendering their adoration to the Lord with fear and worshipful reverence, rendered a like homage in its proportion to His most blessed Mother and the saints who were there in their bodies prostrated themselves and gave bodily signs of their worship. All these demonstrations at the coronation of the Empress of heaven redounded wonderfully to her glory, to the new joy and jubilee of the saints and to the pleasure of the most Blessed Trinity.

Altogether festive was this day, and it produced new accidental glory in all the heavens. Those that partook more especially therein were her most fortunate spouse saint Joseph, saint Joachim and Anne and all the other relatives of the Queen, together with the thousand angels of her guard. . . .

Words Of The Queen.

“My daughter, if anything could lessen the enjoyment of the highest felicity and glory which I possess, and if, in it, I could be capable of any sorrow, without a doubt I would be grieved to see the holy Church and the rest of the world in its present state of labor, notwithstanding that men know me to be their Mother, Advocate and Protectress in heaven, ready to guide and assist them to eternal life. In this state of affairs, when the Almighty has granted me so many privileges as his Mother and when there are so many sources of help placed in my hands solely for the benefit of mortals and belonging to me as the Mother of clemency, it is a great cause of sorrow to me to see mortals force me to remain idle, and that, for want of calling upon me, so many souls should be lost. But if I cannot experience grief now, I may justly complain of men, that they load themselves with eternal damnation and refuse me the glory of saving their souls.

How much my intercession and the power I have in heaven are worth has never been hidden in the Church, for I have demonstrated my ability to save all by so many thousands of miracles, prodigies and favors operated on behalf of those devoted to me. With those who have called upon me in their needs I have always shown myself liberal, and the Lord has shown himself liberal to them on my account. The Most High still wishes to give liberally of his infinite treasures and resolves to favor those who know how to gain my intercession before God. This is the secure way and the powerful means of advancing the Church, of improving the Catholic reigns, of spreading the faith, of furthering the welfare of families and of states, of bringing the souls to grace and to the friendship of God”.

Happy Feast Of The Assumption Of Mary.

The Sickness Of St. Joseph 

The Sickness Of St. Joseph 

The Sickness Of Saint Joseph.

The suffering and pain consequent to the indisposition of the holy patriarch continued to increase with his years and his holy spouse was obliged to redouble her labors, not for their support alone, but also that she might be able to procure many comforts for him. She frequently exercised her power over creatures by commanding them the viands she prepared to have more agreeable flavor. His meals she presented on her knees and also performed the humble office of taking off his shoes when he was unable to do it himself.

During the last three years of his life, in which his sufferings increased, she assisted him day and night, except when she was occupied in serving JESUS or giving HIM HIS meals. Not content with these assiduous attentions, she begged the LORD to diminish the sufferings of her spouse and inflict them upon herself. She commanded his pains to abate and bade her Angels to console him, which they did, sometimes by conversing with him in visible forms and again by chanting celestial melodies.

During the space of eight years, GOD had tried the virtue of the holy patriarch by continual sickness, in order thereby to add to his eternal reward.

The holy Virgin saw that the hour of his death was drawing nigh and supplicated her DIVINE SON to aid him in that last dangerous hour. The merciful  JESUS promised that HE would not only assist him, but also raise him to a rank so exalted he would be the admiration of all heavenly hierarchies. In reality, during the last five days of his life, JESUS never quitted his side, except when the Holy Virgin took HIS place. 

During the nine days which preceded his dimise, the Angels, by the order of his Blessed Spouse, chanted three times a day their heavenly canticles and the celestial perfume of Paradise, filling the room of the dying Saint, fortified and strengthened him to bear it. In this state, he clearly beheld the DIVINE ESSENCE, as also all that regarded the mysteries of the INCARNATION and REDEMPTION, which he had heretofore known only by the light of faith.

Next: The MOST HOLY TRINITY sent St. Joseph to Limbo to announce to the holy patriarch that the time of their deliverance was approaching.

Source:

THE DIVINE LIFE OF THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN By Mystic Venerable Mary of Agreda. 

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