A living example of genuine detachment and the purest unpretentiousness, St. Francis shone for his poverty of spirit. Convinced that the form of this world is passing away, his heart was free from any attachment.
Those who visit the Rue du Bac Chapel in Paris, where Our Lady appeared, feel enveloped by an intense feeling of peace, of calm and open skies, as if there were no obstacles between earth and blessed eternity.
The little Mary was radiant with joy to know that She would be consecrated to God’s service that day. Her presentation, like an immaculate offering made by Joachim in the hands of Simeon, cried out for the coming of the awaited Messiah.
The charming story of Tobit introduces us to an Archangel who worthily represents divine providence and even motherliness. His protection is always within our reach, for he greatly desires to journey with us.
Dominated by the cult of speed, contemporary life makes it difficult to fulfill the Third Commandment of the Law of God. However, today, more than ever, there are abundant reasons to dedicate a day to the Creator.
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