The Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God has a special purpose the preservation of the Deposit of Faith through religious education in all its forms. God has established him as “a bulwark against the almost general apostasy” which has invaded Christendom and in particular the Roman Church.
We read in the revelations of St. Matilda that she saw the Heart of Jesus like a translucent lamp and the hearts of a multitude of men, also in the form of lamps, attached by chains to the Lord’s Heart. Some were held very straight by three chains, so that the oil of the great lamp overflowed abundantly; others were held by only two chains, and others, held by only one, seemed to hang from top to bottom and were empty of oil. – The three chains indicate faith, hope and charity; the two indicate that the soul has only faith and hope left, and the single chain shows that this soul still has only faith. Some of the lamps were completely detached and fell into the abyss: they indicated the souls that have lost faith and are totally separated from God.
– As long as we still have faith, we are not completely separated from God; “but faith once lost, all is lost.” Hence the proverb: To lose one’s fortune is to lose much; to lose one’s life is to lose more; to lose faith is to lose everything.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.