We ask Mary the gift of being WITNESSES OF MERCY

«We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy...», but «At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.». We all have great need to rediscover this mystery.

How well does today ridirci there, take awareness that our life - and that of every man - is enveloped by the mercy of God despite our and others' weaknesses and wickedness; indeed, precisely because we are poor and sinners. "Mercy - ensures the Pope - is the way that unites God and man, because it opens the heart to hope to be loved despite the limit of our sin.".

The Virgin Mary is in front of us privileged to witness this promise and its fulfillment.

To her we entrust our lives and ask for the grace - for us and for every man - to open our hearts to the love of God that precedes, that anticipates and saves.




My thoughts now turn to the Mother of Mercy.
May the sweetness of her countenance watch over us in this Holy Year,
so that all of us may rediscover the joy of God’s tenderness.

No one has penetrated the profound mystery of the incarnation like Mary.
Her entire life was patterned after the presence of mercy made flesh.

Chosen to be the Mother of the Son of God, Mary,
from the outset, was prepared by the love of God
to be the Ark of the Covenant between God and man.
She treasured divine mercy in her heart in perfect harmony with her Son Jesus..

Her hymn of praise,
sung at the threshold of the home of Elizabeth,
was dedicated to the mercy of God
which extends from “generation to generation” (Lk 1:50).

At the foot of the Cross, Mary,
together with John, the disciple of love,
witnessed the words of forgiveness spoken by Jesus.
This supreme expression of mercy towards those who crucified him
show us the point to which the mercy of God can reach. .

Mary attests that the mercy of the Son of God
knows no bounds and extends to everyone,
without exception.
Let us address her in the words of the Salve Regina,
a prayer ever ancient and ever new,
so that she may never tire of turning her merciful eyes upon us,
and make us worthy to contemplate the face of mercy, her Son Jesus.

(by: Misericordiae Vultus, 24)






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As the Beatification of Pope Paul VI is getting near, let us ask him to accompany us with his words and exhortations, in order to revive our devotion to Mary, the Queen of Holy Rosary, and to intensify our prayer for the Church and for all mankind.


MARIALIS CULTUS, Apostolic Exhortation, February 2, 1974
CHRISTI MATRI; Encyclical on prayers during October, September 15, 1966
; Encyclical On PrayersDuring May, April 29, 1965



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