Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mary's Birthday - Visit Your Mother

There are many Sacramentals which include Our Lady such as the Rosary, Novenas, the Miraculous Medal, Scapulars and the many different beautiful images, just to mention a few. But today I believe Our Mother would be pleased if we all spent a tiny bit of time in Visitation to her in one of her many Shrines or Grottoes throughout the world. After all, it is her birthday. Maybe we could make a short pilgrimage to a nearby Shrine or Basilica in honor of her special day.

"A pilgrimage is typically a journey to a holy place, such as a shrine or a basilica or an area of significance to the faith. Our journey through life is a pilgrimage. We walk with others, increasing in faith and spirituality, trying to obtain the final destination" Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals
Visiting Our Lady does not have to be an elaborate journey. She is happy even when we visit her while in our own homes. But if you get the chance, make the journey. It's well worth the grace. And if you need some ideas of Shrines or Basilicas or Grottoes close by, you can read more about them in Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces. She is always here for us. Take time. Visit your Mother.  

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