“Mirror, mirror on the wall … ” … Wednesday, May 15

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The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun (Rev. 12 1-4) – by William Blake.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fourth Glorious Mystery, the Assumption. “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun.” Revelation 12:1. Here is Mary, and she “appears” in Heaven. If you make an appearance in one place you were obviously someplace else before the appearance. And this verse is a not-so-veiled reference to the Assumption. This verse also describes her. “A woman clothed with the sun.” Consider: “And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof .” Revelation 21:23. There is no “sun” as such in Heaven. All light comes from Christ. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1. If anyone was ever totally wrapped up in this Light it was Mary. Like Mother like Son. Now the question is: What are we all wrapped up in? The world and the goings on around us? It’s easy to get all wrapped up in such things, isn’t it? But there’s another question that if asked and answered honestly tells us what we’re all wrapped up in. And that question is: Whose child are you? Remember, like mother like son. And that pertains directly to us. You can tell what a person is all wrapped up in by simple observation. That’s not being judgmental, it’s just keeping our eyes open. “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Matthew 7:20. Now, with our eyes open, all we need to do is go look in a mirror. “Mirror, mirror on the wall … ”

Today …  St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna, my Patroness. 🙂
     Dymphna was fourteen when her mother died. Damon, her father, is said to have been afflicted with a mental illness, brought on by his grief. He sent messenger throughout his town and other lands to find some woman of noble birth, resembling his wife, who would be willing to marry him. When none could be found, his evil advisers told him to marry his own daughter. Dymphna fled from her castle together with St. Gerebran, her confessor and two other friends. Damon found them in Belgium. He gave orders that the priest’s head be cut off. Then Damon tried to persuade his daughter to return to Ireland with him. When she refused, he drew his sword and struck off her head. She was then only fifteen years of age. Dymphna received the crown of martyrdom in defense of her purity about the year 620. She is the patron of those suffering from nervous and mental afflictions. Many miracles have taken place at her shrine, built on the spot where she was buried in Gheel, Belgium.
     Prayer: Hear us, O God, Our Savior, as we honor St. Dymphna, patron of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help. Amen.
     Think … The reflection in our mirror ought to remind the world more of Christ than of us.
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