Mary is the Apostolate

by Catherine Doherty

MH Publications is consecrated to Our Lady of Combermere. Linda Lambeth never forgot this, she prayed to her constantly and placed everything in her hands.

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Gently and slowly, you will walk with Mary, all of you here, and everyone else who comes here, unto the end of time. You will walk with her through the whole life of her Son, step by step, day by day, hour by hour, for she alone can lead you.

There, in that school of love, you will learn how to restore this world to God through her. You will know that the restoration lies not in what you do but in what you are.

And you will understand that you must be nothing, nothing but a sheet of flame as a backdrop to God. Christ-bearers, life-bearers, lovers, that’s all. The rest shall be added to you. She will see to it that it will.

Mary is the apostolate. Remember that. Follow her. Follow her silence. Go to the school of love. Go to the woman who gave birth to perfect Love that casts out fear. Go to the Mother of God, the beloved of the Trinity, the mother of all women and men, the queen of sorrows and of martyrs.

Go to find Our Lady of Joy. For that is the apostolate. I live not, Christ lives in me (Gal 2:20), and because of this, I know perfect joy.

Excerpted from Bogoroditza, (2001), pp. 110-111, available from MH Publications