Marie du jour 2020: 11 May

From the beginning of his novitiate he applied himself to the exercises of religious life with great fervor. He had singular affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary and was especially devoted to her. He had a filial trust in her protection. She was his refuge in all the problems of his life, in the troubles and anxieties that disturbed his soul, and therefore he would call her “his good mother.”

Joseph de Beaufort
Eulogy in Praise of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, No. 17
Virgin and Child
Workshop of Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
Oil on oak panel, 1490-1523
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Public Domain)

Lawrence of the Resurrection, B; De Meester, C 1994, Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God,  translated from the French by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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