DAY 6 - NOVENA TO MARY

QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS

OPEN US TO OTHERS

Scripture Reading: Gospel of Matthew 25:31-40

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

 

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

 

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Reflection

"Open to Jesus-Christ!” the passionate cry of a liberated man, enamored of “God Alone” who saw the suffering Son in his brothers and sisters. Blessed Marie Louise Trichet’s own heart became inflamed in contact with this burning heart. She will be “the desire of Wisdom”, a reality that she incarnated by her presence in the community and her attentive devotion to the poor. She gave herself to crucified Jesus by turning her undivided attention to those the world rejects.”

Marie-Louise was touched by the meekness and tenderness of Jesus Wisdom. She generously undertook all in her power to relieve the misery and to improve the well-being of the most deprived.

“All her work is for his glory…She lives this theme of evangelical service according to the Montfortian charism. She lives it as Montfort lived it, as a pilgrim. She bears in her own body the fatigue of apostolic endeavors. Meeting people in the village, she proclaims a limitless, gratuitous love that includes everyone, especially the poorest.

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