February 9, 2020 – A View from the Rectory Window

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.” — St. Maximilian Kolbe

On September 17, 2019, children of our Parish Religious Education Program joined me in prayer as we asked the intercession of Our Blessed Mother in the construction of our new parish hall. We prayed a Hail Mary and placed a Miraculous Medal in the center of the hall the night before the concrete was poured. We asked Our Lady to grace this new space.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a great promoter of the Miraculous Medal. Upon the founding of the Knights of the Immaculata, whose intention was to bring all people under God’s care through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, Saint Maximilian Kolbe chose the Miraculous Medal as the emblem of his new society and was zealous in using it to gain converts.

I encourage you when you are on the campus on the Church of the Resurrection to look to the front doors of our newly named Immaculata Hall. There you will find an image of our Blessed Mother reflected in their windows. I am encouraged to know that the prayers of our children were heard, that Saint Maximilian Kolbe intercedes to Our Lady on our behalf and that those who enter our appropriately named Immaculata Hall will come under Mary’s mantle.

Fr. Pete