Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Lady Help of Christians

Battle of Lepanto (c. 1572) - Paolo Veronese

Today is the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, which you can read all about here. You are, of course, well aware of G. K. Chesterton's epic poem commemorating the immense victory of Lepanto.

Be aware, gentle reader, that Our Lady also helps Christians in more personal battles, as I can - and do - attest.

Being a member of Corpus Christianum and practicing its Acta Militum, our organization recites a prayer of consecration to Our Lady this day, May 24th. I used with deep appreciation the The Militia Immaculata of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, unworthy though I am. I experienced immense power - dunamis - in so doing.

May God bless you and your consecration to Our Lady and her Lord.