THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF OUR CONSECRATION TO MARY
August 10, 2009
dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
in the name of Jesus the Lord!
is now two years since we as CFC-FFL were consecrated to Mary,
Mediatrix of All Grace. August 10, 2007, was a momentous occasion
in the life of the restored CFC. The Christ the King parish
church where we gathered for our Restoration Assembly was
jampacked and overflowing. Emotions ran high, as the image
of Mary was paraded to the front altar. Tears of joy were
shed. With great solemnity, on our knees before God, we were
consecrated to Mary and entrusted to her maternal care.
that time, Mary our Mother has blessed us in the name of her
son our Lord Jesus. Since that time, the holy remnant that
is CFC-FFL has strongly moved forward in the power of God’s
Spirit. Mary has shown us the way to living out our charism,
that of renewing the family and defending life.
life of Mary is all about family and life. The plan of God
for the life of the world is all about family and life.
year we took our theme of Trust in Jesus from the book of
the prophet Isaiah. The first line of the verse says: “God
indeed is my savior” (Is 12:2a). Our life and our mission
is all about Jesus the savior, about proclaiming his salvation
to the ends of the earth, about experiencing the fullness
of salvation when we finally enter into our eternal reward.
That Jesus is the savior is the most momentous and mysterious
truth and event of all time.
how did God unfold such a momentous event? God decided to
send His own Son into the world, to become man, and to suffer
and die for all humankind and thus to win for them their salvation.
And how did God send His own Son? It would have been fitting
for the Creator of the universe, the Almighty and Omnipotent
God, to send His Son with all grandeur, amid a great theophany,
with all the angels, with grand impact upon the whole world.
But no. God quietly chose a lowly maiden and conceived Jesus
in her womb. And the Savior of the world remained quietly
in her womb for nine months.
then gave birth to the Savior, and Jesus came to life through
her and was born into the family of Joseph and Mary. Here
was the Savior of the world, and he was born of the Virgin
Mary, after having been carried in her womb. When we talk
about our life and mission, that of proclaiming the Savior,
we must know that God favored Mary, that God brought the Savior
into the world through Mary, that in the grand and mysterious
plan of salvation, Mary is preeminent.
is all about life, family and evangelization. This is what
makes our consecration to Mary so important and significant.
When we do the work of evangelization, when we renew the family
and defend life, we are carrying on the very plan of God,
put into action by the yes of Mary. Mary was used by God to
send us the Savior, and Mary is using us to bring the Savior
to the whole world. This is what our consecration to Mary
as our Mother Mary trusted in God, we continue to trust in
Jesus. Just as Mary brought the Savior into the world, we
continue to proclaim Christ and bring his salvation to the
world. Just as Mary is all about life and family, we are about
the task of renewing the family and defending life. Such is
our great privilege, being called by God to be His evangelizers
and missionaries, and being consecrated to Mary for such a
us continue to venerate our Blessed Mother Mary, as we continue
our work of evangelization. And as all peoples accept Jesus
as Savior and Lord, may the time also come when all generations
will call Mary blessed.
the Lord be with you all.
servant in Jesus and Mary,
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