“With this soil of sin I will convert the most obstinate sinners. Their conversion is dear to God.”
“I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” (Lk 15:7)
The Virgin of Revelation calls us all to conversion. She promises great prodigies for hardened sinners or those who are unable to accept the truths of the Catholic faith. However, conversion goes right to the heart of the Christian. It is a lifetimes journey and so Our Lady’s call for conversion applies to all Christians. We must all continually renounce the “hardness of our hearts” to become more Christ like. The Virgin is the model of the Christian and so by looking at her we can learn how to love her Son ever more perfectly.
In our prayer today let us place all those we know who are in need of conversion under the maternal care of the Virgin of Revelation.
Teaching of the Church
“…In Mary’s company … this demanding ideal of being conformed to him is pursued through an association which could be described in terms of friendship. We are thereby enabled to enter naturally into Christ’s life and as it were to share his deepest feelings. In this regard Blessed Bartolo Longo has written: “Just as two friends, frequently in each other’s company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from these supreme models a life of humility, poverty, hiddenness, patience and perfection”. (RVM 15)