Virgin-Mary1On this Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I’d like to share with you this quote from St. Anthony Mary Claret. The Nineteenth century Spanish saint’s words are both beautiful and daring. They challenge me to take my Marian devotion and spiritual life up another notch. As I go about my day today – celebrating my husband’s birthday and attending the wedding of a lovely young couple – I’ll be playing the quote in the background of my heart and asking myself, “How will I light the fire of divine love in the world?” Perhaps you’d like to ask yourself the same. How will you set the world on fire?

Blessed Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

“A son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a man who is consumed with love and who sets on fire everything in his path. He is a man who unceasingly expends himself to light the fire of divine love in the world. Nothing stops him; he places his joy in privations, he undertakes all works for the glory of God; he embraces willingly every sacrifice, he is happy in the midst of calumnies; he exults in torments. He can think of but one thing — working, suffering, and seeking at all times the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls, to imitate Our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~~ St. Anthony Mary Claret

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