Listen to your Mother … Wednesday, June 5

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Queen bee … We have a Queen better than honey.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Coronation. “You will remember me as sweeter than honey, better to have than the honeycomb.” Sirach 24:27. Mary said that all future generations would call her blessed. What else would you call the woman who gave birth to God the Son? God manifested in the flesh, Jesus Christ. Sirach talks a lot about wisdom, which is what he’s in reference to in the above verse. There are many verses in the Old Testament, and Proverbs is a good example of this, praising wisdom and these are often applied to the Blessed Virgin. Why? Well, we could probably come up with any number of good reasons but right here right now wisdom is described as something better than honey. Now honey is a healing food. It helps with an upset stomach, is good for healing wounds, soothes sunburn, treats ulcers, helps the body absorb calcium, can increase your hemoglobin count, and more. Pretty potent stuff. Not to mention the fact that with peanut butter it makes a really great sandwich. But wisdom is better than any of these things, isn’t it? And how would any of this apply to Mary? Because Mary is better still. And she is “better still” because Mary always does the same thing regardless of time, place, or circumstance. She ALWAYS takes us to Jesus. As Queen Mother its her job, her calling, her vocation. When we need the Kings ear? Who better to go to than His mother? She is our Queen and He listens to her. She is like wisdom or honey, and more so. She is blessed forever and we will be to if we listen to our Mother. Think about it. Jesus listens to her.

Today …

St. Hanibal Maria Di Francia

St. Hanibal Maria Di Francia

Annibale Maria di Francia was on born July 5, 1851 in Messina, Italy, and died June 1, 1927. His father Francis was a Knight of the Marquises of St. Catherine of Jonio, Papal Vice-Consul and Honorary Captain of the Navy. His mother, Anna Toscano, belonged to the noble family of the Marquises of Montanaro. He was, therefore, from noble lineage. Twice. He was of noble blood by earthly standards, and he is a nobleman by way of the Blood of Christ, which Blood bought and paid for our saint. Being Heavenly Royalty also comes with some perks. Not only are we sons and daughters of God ( 1 John 3:2 ) but the Queen is our Mother too ( John 19:26 ).

Consider …

“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1)

“[The Queen] is always vigilant to intercede with the king whom she bore.” (Pope Sixtus IV)

“Be enthroned, Lady, for it is fitting that you should sit in an exalted place since you are a Queen and glorious above all kings.” (St. Germanus)

“Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings, it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of ‘Queen’.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church)