Mary as the Mother of all Charisms
You can read on some blogs and in some articles that Blessed Mary hates the Charismatic Renewal and the pentecostals. I know That our Blessed Mother cannot and will not hate her children. Remember you must, this Blessed and Holy Mother is still alive. Her body was assumed into heaven to join her soul tied, by her dormitition (ecstasy) and great beauty, to God with bonds unbreakable. Then we have her assumption as God would not release Her Soul, and He did not call her in death, her body rejoined her soul in God. If Blessed Mary hated then and now, she would be sinner and therefore would have lost her personal beatific vision of God's beauty. Where, we must ask of ourselves, would be now?
A charismatic leader, who by the following conversation is very like the Pharisees of old told me in a conversation, “I am Portuguese and no longer have need for the Rosary. I have given myself to Jesus”. My goodness, how can anyone think Jesus would accept anyone who deserts His Mother. Would He accept any slightness removal of His Mother from both our hearts and from the Church? At the many Charismatic Renwal prayer meetings I have been to, I am always shocked by missing prayers. None for the Pope, and none for the poor souls.
What is wrong with the Renewal? Slowly but surely they have gone off base. Not all but a great majority of them have. If one hears the hidden sneer in the voice of many of them as they say, “I speak in tongues”. Is there not a hidden inference contained therein that those of us who do not speak in tongues have no indwelling of the Holy Ghost, the divine Eternal Spirit of God, of supernatural love and sanctifying grace?
Our Blessed Mother is the fountain of all virtues, these are the true charisma. Mary carried in her womb and brought into the world the great and proper renewal called the Messiah. How insulting and awful it is to dismiss her so summarily. Blessed Mary as the Church teaches leads us to these charisma. To cast her aside very definitely does not lead to one grace because without her we have no grace.
Maria Simma, in the book , “Get us out of here”, answered a question about the renewal in this way. “As a good example of something very good coming out of the Council that then also became too modern is the Charismatic Renewal. It was very good in its early years; but, then again, without Our Lady there just is no renewal! Today that movement is badly fragmented and can only be pulled together again if all its leaders were to call in the Blessed Mother into all of their activities. Do not forget for a minute that Our Lady was there in the Upper Room as the Holy Spirit descended! The Renewal's modernization has permitted Satan to fragment it so efficiently. And over all, when we look at the Councils throughout history, it becomes clear that after every Council there came a time of confusion, and this Council was the largest to date, was it not? All these things, however, will soon settle down again.
It sure was the largest, but back to the Renewal for a moment. Do you have any advice for those who are involved in the Renewal? Yes, they should talk less and be far more humble and prayerful. Sensation and faith do not blend.
Enthusiasm or renewals, it they be charismatic or otherwise, as Msgr Ronald Knox pointed out, come and go throughout the church history, fueled by false prophecies they die on roof tops in the heat of the sun. Grace from God is eternal. Miracles and signs engineered by wickedness and filth unsupported by grace never can last. That is why the Church takes it time and waits for the true signs of everlasting grace. I mean simply that healing of the sick be they spiritual or worldly last for ever. Those who are cured never die of the sickness that has been cured. Whatever caused the need for prayers when those prayers are blessed, God in His perfect forgiveness never remembers the cause unless we bring it up before Him again by thoughts or actions.
As usual I urge you to consult you parish priest with this article in your hand and ask, “can this be true?”
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