Friday, March 26, 2010

Our Lady of Victory

This morning I was in bed, thinking about what to blog. Because I wasn't so mobile yesterday I rested and read a book I bought at Ollie's the day before. The Prayer of Mary was beautifully written and a peacefulness settled over me as I read about Mary's simple "Yes" to the Angel Gabriel and how it changed everything for all of us. "I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38) In the words of author, Keith Fournier, "Angels still come at the specific moment that God chooses to intervene in our lives. He is outside of time but always on time."

God extends the invitation and waits for us to respond. He never violates our free will. Mary was full of grace. I tried to imagine myself filled with so much grace, there wasn't room for anything else. Reading this book gave me a better idea of Mother Mary's earth walk. Her humbleness in doing God's will recognizing it was He who does it.

So, I was thinking about blogging about Mother Mary and sharing this photo. I keep it on our dresser. I love seeing her in nature with the trees. Many years ago, I found it in a little bookstore in Mount Shasta. When I got out of bed to get a book from the bookcase, a long forgotten brochure popped up entitled, Mary's Victory Noll.

The word Victory seemed to jump out at me.

Yesterday the 111 Victory ball.

Today, Mary's Victory Noll.

Something was up.

Photos of Our Lady of Victory Noll Center in Huntington, IN ( were inside the pamphlet taken by our dear friends Edra and Jack who sent us the information last year.

I began to wonder, "Am I being called to visit this beautiful retreat?" I believe I was a nun in many lifetimes. Why else would I blurt out "Hail Mary full of grace!" in an emergency. Although not Catholic, I've always had an affinity for Mary.

This morning's mail brought special rosary beads from my friend Larraine in Brooklyn. Mother Mary is close. And thank goodness, I can walk better today. Meanwhile, we're staying tuned for a possible trip to Victory Noll.

Wishing you a joyful day with your Angels and watch for the synchronicity bubbles in your life.

Angelic blessings,