I just completed a whirlwind trip to Birmingham, Alabama and Indianapolis, Indiana, leaving Wednesday last week and returning last night. Glad to be back.
I attended the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Conference. AIRMARIA will be branching out to radio with new content and greater reach. Please, pray for the licensing issues that we will confront this week.
On Saturday I was at Our Lady of the Greenwood Church in Greenwood, Indiana for our Marian Conference on Our Lady, Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. It was the 90th anniversary of the solar miracle at Fatima, so it was a wonderful occasion that generated much enthusiasm. Scott Hahn, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Mark Miravalle, Father Pablo Straub, Raymond de Souza and our own Father Peter Damian Fehlner spoke on the Fifth Marian Dogma. Dana Scallon very graciously emceed and did a tremendous job.
I believe this event marks a new phase in the effort to defend and explain this most important Marian truth. With the likes of Archbishop Burke and Scott Hahn front and center on this issue we march forward to winning for our Queen a new victory.
At the heart of spirit of Marian Chivalry is the desire for honor–for the honor of God, and of His Queen Mother. St. Maximilian, the great knight of the Immaculate, said: “He who fails to honor the Mother, dishonors the Son.”
The Immaculate Mediatrix personifies all that is true, good and beautiful. Fealty to her is sweet and beneficial. She is worth dying for. May this be our honor. St. Maximilian writes:
Allow me to praise You, O most holy Virgin, with my personal commitment and sacrifice. Allow me to live, work, suffer, be consumed and die for You, just for You. Allow me to bring the whole world to You. Allow me to contribute to Your ever greater exaltation, to Your greatest possible exaltation. Allow me to give you such glory that on one else has ever given You up to now. Allow other to surpass me in zeal for Your exaltation, and me to surpass them, so that by means of such noble rivalry Your glory may increase ever more profoundly, ever more rapidly, ever more intensely as He who has exalted You so indescribably above all other beings Himself desires.