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The Blessed Virgin Mary under the title
the Hidden and Mystical Wounds’.
‘…..[T]he Blessed Virgin advanced in her pilgrimage of faith,
and faithfully persevered in her union with her Son unto the cross, where she
stood, in keeping with the divine plan, grieving exceedingly with her only
begotten Son, uniting herself with a maternal heart with His sacrifice, and
lovingly consenting to the immolation of this Victim which she herself had
brought forth. Finally, she was given by
the same Christ Jesus dying on the wood of the cross as a mother to His disciple,
with these words: “Woman, behold thy son” (Jn
Divine Office of the Church, from the
Common of the Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Reading from the homilies
‘….A virgin, a tree and a death were the symbols of our
defeat. The virgin was Eve: she had not yet known man; the tree was the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil; the death was Adam’s penalty.
But behold again a Virgin and a tree and a death, those symbols of
defeat, become the symbols of his victory.
For in place of Eve there is Mary; in place of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, the tree of the Cross; in place of the death of Adam, the
death of Christ.’….
Divine Office of the Church, from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Reading from the sermons of Aelred of Rievaulx.
us come to his bride, let us come to his mother, let
us come to the best of his handmaidens.
All of these descriptions fit Blessed Mary.
what are we to do for her? What sort of gifts shall we offer her? O that we
might at least repay to her the debt we owe her! We owe her honour, we owe her devotion, we
owe her love, we owe her praise. We owe her honour because she is the mother
of Our Lord. He
who does not honour the mother, will without doubt dishonour the son. Besides, scripture says: ‘Honour your father
and your mother.’
therefore who is the mother of Christ is the mother of our wisdom, mother of
our righteousness, mother of our sanctification, mother of our redemption. Therefore she is more our mother than the
mother of our flesh. Better therefore is
our birth which we derive from Mary, for from her is our holiness, our wisdom,
our righteousness, our sanctification, our redemption.’
Mulieris Dignitatem, Apostolic Letter on the dignity and vocation of women.
John Paul II 1988, no. 11:
“Mary is “the
new beginning” of the dignity and vocation of women, of each and every
woman. He “has done great things for
me”: this is the discovery of all the richness and personal resources of
femininity, all the eternal originality of the “woman”, just as God wanted her
to be, a person for her own sake…..[and]….this awareness bursts forth in all
its power in the words of the biblical “woman” of Nazareth. In Mary, Eve discovers the nature of the true
dignity of woman, of feminine humanity.
This discovery must continually reach the heart of every woman and shape
her vocation and her life.”
this inspiration Our Lord wishes His Mother to be known under the title of
“Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds.”
Our Lady said that she had come to tend the hidden wounds of her
children and to encourage them to regain and live in innocence according to the
Gospel, the Sacraments and the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. Our Lord and Our Lady spoke of innocence
being crucified all over the world, because God’s Law is broken and the sins of
the people cause many spiritual and social ills. Our Lord wants the Hidden and
Mystical wounds of Our Blessed Lady to be honoured. Our Lady always draws us to
the saving Wounds of Jesus and His perfect Sacrifice on the Cross, where He won
21st July 1985.
Patricia. Our Lady came
dressed in a white-pink veil*, soft blue-grey* cloak and a white-pink
dress. She had bare feet, and the Crown
of the Immaculate Conception and the Mystical Wounds on her head. In her Heart was shown the gold sphere below
white roses and a silver five pointed star above these. She said:
am the Immaculate Mother of God, Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds –
Mother of England and Mother of the world.
I come to gather in all my children everywhere. It is only in a mother’s arms that a child is
safe. My arms are open to receive you so
tenderly. No one who comes to me will be
October 1985. St. Agatha's
Church, Kingston. Stations of the Cross.
I wish my children all over the world to know that I, their Mother,
share with them the terrible hidden wounds they suffer. As iniquity increases,
so does the suffering of the innocent. Poor, crucified, innocent ones! There is
no suffering, pain, agony, bitterness, which is not gathered into these
Mystical Wounds. Herein lies the hidden suffering of all the world. As my Son
took upon Himself your sins, so, too, do I take upon myself the hidden wounds
and suffering of my children. I watch you unjustly condemned. I see your
persecutors physically and interiorly scourge you. I feel the terrible crosses
which are laid on the shoulders of my little children, that crush you to the
ground in union with my Divine Son and in full view of your Heavenly Mother. I see the derision you bear, and I bear it
with you in great sorrow and love - a tender, Motherly love. I see evil men
strip you of everything that is your God-given right. Nailed to the cross of
your suffering with my Son, and in union with Him and your Mother, you suffer
again and again for the guilty. Crucified victims of the world, I stand beneath
your cross! I take you into my arms. I weep and plead for you. I go into your
tomb with you. But I also embrace you in the glorious Resurrection of your
innocence triumphant in Christ’s Innocence! [Triumphant in Christ’s Victory on
the Cross over sin and death]
30th July 1985.
child, I open wide my Mother’s arms to you and all my poor wounded
children. Here, you will receive
healing, comfort, and so many graces. I,
your Mother, know of all your hidden wounds and suffering. You can tell me everything. Come and nestle on my Heart. See, it beats for you, not just as part of
the human race, but beats personally for you in particular. Do you think that my Son would turn you away,
my own dear child, if I have carried you, all wounded, to His feet? See my son’s feet – they are wounded for
children like you.
Our Lady. I gladly bear these Wounds for
love of my Eucharistic King in the Most Holy Sacrament of His Body and Blood!
Jesus. Invoke the intercession of the
Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds!
From these wounds pours a healing balm; the balm of Humility, the
healing oil of Purity, the ointment of Faith, Hope and Charity. Turn to your Heavenly Mother. Her Eucharistic Heart is impelled to draw you
to My Eucharistic Heart. Bring your sick to My daily Benediction. Daily I wish
to flood souls in My healing love!
I request you, do not abandon this chosen spot (Surbiton, Surrey, England
where the foundation house now stands).
I desire to show you My Almighty Power and the power of My Eucharistic
Blessing. Today you make history!
Request the Church to allow this Feast to be celebrated each year on this
day, August 17th.- the Feast of the Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds.
Patricia. At the singing of the hymn “O Fairest of Creatures'' Our Lady's statue
of the Mystical Wounds was shown surrounded by a great light. The stars on the hands, feet and the heart of
Our Lady are shining like real stars.
Our Lady is happy and sad at the same time – sad that, after all this
time and her many visits here, few know or understand her role as Mother of the
Hidden and Mystical Wounds. She is also
happy and love fills the light around Her. From the Eucharistic Heart of Our
Blessed Mother pours a deep and Motherly love for us. Today Our Lady looks
little and frail but there is a great power in Her Motherly love for us and for
Our Lady. You do me a great service today
in honouring the Mystical Wounds acquired through a deep and intimate sharing
in my Son's Passion. Let Processions
24th April 1993.
Lord, how I have longed to share this grace with others, yet so many have
walked away, some afraid, some with indifference. Others do not understand. I
feel like a mother who has lost children and just cannot reach them. It is a
constant interior pain and longing, for unity, peace and loving reconciliation.
Jesus. My child, you are drawn into your Heavenly Mother’s Mystical Wounds and
her wounded heart. If the Blessed Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds only
looks towards Me with Motherly love, on behalf of a soul who rejects Me, how
can I refuse her tender motherly anguish and silent pleading? Mothers who plead
and weep for their children render Me all but helpless, and mercy flows in
abundance like a great river. Freewill builds dams that impede graces. The
tears and prayers of your Heavenly Mother, and all mothers, release graces that
break through those dams. Sadly, souls so quickly rebuild these dams!
26th June 2002(i).
wondered about the Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds and how to explain
that it is Christ’s Wounds that save and heal but that Our Lady’s Hidden and
Mystical Wounds have an intercessory power and role. Our Lady said:
Our Lady. Jesus is the Doctor, I am the nurse!