Written by a Priest, Recommended by a Priest
— The Journal of a Priest at Prayer” is written by an anonymous Benedictine priest, and documents a series of conversations that Jesus and Mary had with this priest over a number of years. It’s a spiritual masterpiece that is highly recommended as a guided meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. This particular quote is taken from Our Blessed Mother who is speaking here about the nature of her spiritual motherhood:
“I am your Mother. I am the Mother from whom you need hide nothing. Even those things that you think are hidden appear clearly to me in the pure light of the Godhead… So many of those who struggle against inveterate habits of sin and pernicious vices would find themselves quickly set free from them if they would only approach me with filial confidence and allow me to do for them what my maternal and merciful Heart moves me to do.”
“There are no limits to my intercessory power because the Father has so ordained it. One can never go wrong in turning to me. No matter how complex the problem, no matter how sordid the sin, I am the handmaid of the divine mercy, the refuge of sinners, and the Mother of all who struggle against the forces of darkness. Come to me, then. I can even say those comforting words first spoken by my beloved Son: ‘Come to me, and I will give you rest’ (Mt 11:28).”
Father Eric Mah is the pastor at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Oshawa. Before becoming a priest Fr. Mah was a lawyer for several years. To read more about his story, please read the story in the Catholic Register. He spoke at the Dynamic Women of Faith conference in 2019.