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Something about Mary

Every day someone new from around the world tells us something about what Our Lady means to them.

This miraculous image is of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico). There are many more beautiful photos of Mary on Totus2us's Flickr page.
Music by the very generous (talented & Spanish) Jesús Cabello.

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With over 2000 responses since 8th September 2009, there's a podcast for each year: (1) Something about Maria - here on itunes (2) Something about La Madonna - here on itunes (3) Something about Our Lady - here on itunes (4) Something about the Mother of Jesus - here on itunes (5) Something about the Virgin Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help - here on itunes (6) Something about the Mother of God - here on itunes

If you'd like to give Mary a metaphorical bunch of flowers by saying your something about her, please, pretty please, do get in touch with Totus2us. Thank you :o)

4th July - Feast of Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati - Christine      

"I think Mary is everything, as St John Paul II would say 'Totus Tuus', and we're all hers and she's all ours, for ever. It's a beautiful thing!"

Christina is from the United States. She promotes the message of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - visit the US website to learn much more about this martyr of love who is so needed in our time.

Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd July 2018:

"Dear children, I am the mother of all of you and, therefore, do not be afraid because I hear your prayers. I know that you seek me and that is why I am praying to my Son for you, my Son, who is united with the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit - the Paraclete - my Son who leads souls to the Kingdom from where He came, the Kingdom of peace and light. My children, you are given the freedom to choose, but, as a mother, I implore you to choose the freedom for the good. You, with pure and simple souls comprehend - even if sometimes you do not understand the words - and within yourselves you feel what the truth is. My children, do not lose the truth and true life so as to follow the false one. By life in truth, the Kingdom of Heaven enters into your hearts, and that is the Kingdom of peace, love and harmony. Then, my children, there will not be the selfishness which distances you from my Son. There will be love and understanding for your neighbours. Because, remember, again I repeat to you, to pray also means to love others, your neighbours, and to give yourself to them. Love and give in my Son, and then He will work in you and for you. My children, ceaselessly think of my Son and love Him immeasurably and you will have true life, and that will be for eternity. Thank you, apostles of my love."

25th June - 37th anniversary of apparitions in Medjugorje - Catherine      

"Where is Jesus's mother? She's at the foot of the Cross."

Catherine is in the traveling community, originally from Ireland.

Our Lady's message to Marija Pavlović, Medjugorje, 25 June 2018

"Dear children! This is the day that the Lord gave me to give Him thanks for each of you, for those who have converted and have accepted my messages and have set out on the way of conversion and holiness. Rejoice, little children, because God is merciful and loves you all with His immeasurable love and leads you to the way of salvation through my coming here. I love you all and give you my Son that He may give you peace. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! Este es el día que el Señor me ha dado para agradecerle por cada uno de ustedes, por aquellos que se han convertido y han acogido mis mensajes y han emprendido el camino de la conversión y de la santidad. Alégrense, hijitos, porque Dios es misericordioso y a todos los ama con Su inmenso amor y los conduce hacia el camino de la salvación a través de mi venida aquí. Los amo a todos y les doy a mi Hijo para que Él les dé la paz. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Questo è il giorno che mi ha dato il Signore per ringraziarLo per ciascuno di voi, per coloro che si sono convertiti e che hanno accettato i miei messaggi e si sono incamminati sulla via della conversione e della santità. Figlioli, gioite, perché Dio è misericordioso e vi ama tutti con il Suo amore immenso e vi guida verso la via della salvezza tramite la mia venuta qui. Io vi amo tutti e vi do mio Figlio affinché Lui vi doni la pace. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata."

24th June - Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist - Sister Justina      

"I love Our Lady so much because our congregation is the Sisters of Maria Bambina .. From the moment I was born my mother took me to Our Lady to be consecrated to Our Lady, because in my place there is a lot of devotion to this Maria Bambina, the child Mary. So from that moment, my family, we used to say the rosary every evening: my father, mother, my brother, my grandfather, my grandmother, all in the kitchen, we knelt down to say the rosary. And then all my life, even now, when I open my eyes in the morning, my first prayer is the rosary .... Because for me Our Lady is my mother, my protection, my everything. This is a great joy to have our Mother always with us."

Sister Justina of the Sisters of Maria Bambina is from Italy and gives her response in English & Italian.

8th June - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Ian      

"To me Our Lady is firstly my mother. She's everyone's mother and she is our advocate and our intercessor to Jesus. And her Immaculate Heart is completely in line and together with Jesus's Sacred Heart."

Ian is 41 & lives in Barking in London.

Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd June 2018:

"Dear children, I am calling you to accept my words which I am speaking to you as a mother, with a simplicity of heart, so that you may set out on the way of complete light and purity, of the singular love of my Son, man and God. A joy — a light indescribable in human words — will penetrate your soul and the peace and love of my Son will take hold of you. I desire this for all of my children. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, you who know how to love and forgive, you who do not judge, you whom I encourage, you be an example to all those who are not going on the way of light and love or who have diverted from it. By your life show them the truth. Show them love because love overcomes all difficulties, and all of my children thirst for love. Your unity in love is a gift to my Son and me. But, my children, remember that to love also means to desire the good for your neighbor and to desire conversion of your neighbor’s soul. As I am looking at you gathered around me, my heart is sad, because I see so little brotherly love, merciful love. My children, the Eucharist — my Son alive among you — His words will help you comprehend, because His word is life, His word makes the soul breathe, His word brings about cognition of love. Dear children, anew, I am imploring you as a mother who desires the good for her children: love your shepherds, pray for them. Thank you."

Pope Benedict XVI: "We do not praise God sufficiently by keeping silent about his saints, especially Mary, "the Holy One" who became his dwelling place on earth. The simple & multiform light of God appears to us exactly in its variety & richness only in the countenance of the saints, who are the true mirrors of his light. And it is precisely by looking at Mary's face that we can see more clearly than in any other way the beauty, goodness & mercy of God. In her face we can truly perceive the divine light."
(Homily, Feast of the Assumption, 2006)

Papa Benedicto XVI: "Nosotros no alabamos suficientemente a Dios si no alabamos a sus santos, sobre todo a la "Santa" que se convirtió en su morada en la tierra, María. La luz sencilla y multiforme de Dios sólo se nos manifiesta en su variedad y riqueza en el rostro de los santos, que son el verdadero espejo de su luz. Y precisamente viendo el rostro de María podemos ver mejor que de otras maneras la belleza de Dios, su bondad, su misericordia. En este rostro podemos percibir realmente la luz divina." (Homilía, fiesta de la Asunción 2006)

Papa Benedetto XVI: "Noi non lodiamo Dio sufficientemente tacendo sui suoi santi, soprattutto su "la Santa" che è divenuta la sua dimora in terra, Maria. La luce semplice e multiforme di Dio ci appare proprio nella sua varietà e ricchezza solo nel volto dei santi, che sono il vero specchio della sua luce. E proprio vedendo il volto di Maria possiamo vedere più che in altri modi la bellezza di Dio, la sua bontà, la sua misericordia. Possiamo realmente percepire la luce divina in questo volto." (OmeliaFesta dell'Assunta 2006)

Pape Benoît XVI: "Nous ne louons pas suffisamment Dieu si nous nous taisons sur ses saints, en particulier sur "la Sainte" qui est devenue sa demeure sur la terre, Marie. La lumière simple et multiforme de Dieu ne nous apparaît de manière juste dans sa variété et dans sa richesse que dans le visage des saints, qui sont le véritable miroir de sa lumière. C'est précisément en voyant le visage de Marie que nous pouvons voir, plus que par d'autres moyens, la beauté de Dieu, sa bonté, sa miséricorde. Nous pouvons réellement percevoir la lumière divine sur ce visage." (HomélieFête de l'Assomption 2006)

Papst Benedikt XVI: "Wir loben Gott nicht genug, wenn wir über seine Heiligen schweigen, insbesondere über »die Heilige«, Maria, die seine Wohnung auf Erden geworden ist. Das einfache und facettenreiche Licht Gottes erscheint uns in seiner Vielfalt und in seinem Reichtum allein auf dem Antlitz der Heiligen, die der wahre Spiegel seines Lichtes sind. Und vor allem im Antlitz Marias können wir die Schönheit Gottes, seine Güte und Barmherzigkeit mehr erkennen als auf andere Art und Weise. Auf ihrem Antlitz können wir das göttliche Licht wirklich wahrnehmen." (Predigt, Hochfest der aufnahme Mariens in den Himmel)

Papa Bento XVI: "Nós não louvamos a Deus suficientemente calando-nos acerca dos seus santos, sobretudo sobre "a Santa", que se tornou a sua morada na terra, Maria. A luz simples e multiforme de Deus manifesta-se-nos precisamente na sua variedade e riqueza somente no rosto dos santos, que constituem o verdadeiro espelho da sua luz. Exactamente quando contemplamos o rosto de Maria, podemos ver mais do que de outras maneiras a beleza de Deus, a sua bondade e a sua misericórdia. Podemos realmente sentir a luz divina neste rosto." (HomiliaFesta da Assunção)