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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Society of the Sacred Heart has an international noviciate in Chile and received two more novices yesterday, the Feast of the Annunciation. This makes me go back to the Constitutions of the Society today and take up the last paragraph of our End and Mission.

Mary, woman of faith among the People of God,
lives close to us,
as she does to everything that radiates the life of her Son.
Our Society entrusts itself in a special way to her
whose heart is united and conformed to that of Jesus,
so that she may lead us to Him.

Mary does live close to us; I often feel her presence in my life. It is a very consoling presence but she usually just tells me what she told the servers at the wedding feast: "Do whatsoever He tells you."
Mary's whole being proclaims the greatness of the Lord, her Son. She wants to lead us to Jesus and help us to love and serve Him in joy.

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