The Apostolate of the Moon…
...is the apostolate of being forgotten like the Holy Spirit, the forgotten God.
The Moon has its roots in Latin Mensis and
Greek men 'month' and also Latin Metiri 'to measure.'
This is to indicate that the moon has been used to
measure time, which explains the different phases of
this earth satellite in aiding mankind before calendar
was invented. In the similar way, a woman's menstrual
cycle allows her body to prepare for pregnancy monthly
when ovulation occurs.
At nightfall, the Moon dominates the celestial space with its bright light reflecting from the sun.
Miraculously, one can directly look at her without going blind. There is a sense of peace and stillness compared
to the chaos and busyness during the day.
Mother Moon or Mother Mary is the channel/conduit of light that shines in the dark but fades away when the
glory of God arrives in the new day.
She stands between the eternal Sun and the physical earth at exactly the right distance and axis so as to only
reflects the Sun's intense rays instead of blocking them.
The intense graces of God turn bearable through Mary to humans.
She is so close to her children that they can always go to
her as man was able to land on the moon but not the sun.
Her presence is there to remind them of the living Existence, Reality and Presence of God as the moon
indicates the presence of the sun.
As the world is sound asleep, her maternal protection is there to safeguard them from all physical and spiritual dangers with the very light of God through her.
At the 4th Station of the Cross: Jesus meets his mother
Mary. With teary eyes, I beg Jesus to grant me that eternal and consoling gaze on my judgment day as if He
is gazing at His own mother. I suddenly felt the
maternal presence of our Lady behind me, defending me as a faithful lawyer before the just Judge. The Sacred
Heart of Jesus looks upon the Immaculate Heart of Mary and sees Himself being reflected from Her.
The Tabernacle, the Monstrance, or the Arc of the
Covenant is the very Womb of Mary containing her God
Son. When we console her by making reparations to the
Queen's Heart, we do so to the very Heart of the eternal King. There is no place in this physical or metaphysical
realm that He would rather be than to dwell in the
sinless Womb of His Mother, for there, is his very own
It requires tremendous love to obey and humble before
the Lord's Presence even though she is the greatest
masterpiece of the holy Trinity. The eternal kenosis and
circumcision of her Heart is the reason why she is full of
grace because she is full of God.
If God is the living Presence that eternally forgets
Himself to give of Himself fully, then we should by all means embrace of being forgotten by the world, even
those dearest to us, because the forgotten God will never
forget those being forgotten.
"Mary already conceived Christ in her Heart through faith before conceiving Him in her womb through the
~ St. Augustine