August is traditionally devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The heart symbolizes love; the Immaculate Heart symbolizes the love of the best of Mothers for her children.
Our love for our Lady, Queen and Mother of Religious Life, is renewed and manifested by our expressions of devotion related to each of her feastdays. On this feast of the Flower of Mount Carmel, we reflect in gratitude on her gift, the brown scapular, which we wear as a sign of our union with Jesus and Mary. We trust that as we strive to imitate Christ her Son she will wrap us in her maternal mantle of protection, strengthening us in the battle against evil.
BECOME attached in fervor to the devotion to the divine Blood which softens every heart, and do not fail to turn frequently to the most holy Mary Immaculate under whose protection it is most helpful to remain. - St. Gaspar de Buffalo
"Behold, I make all things new." Each day, our beloved Lord invites us to begin anew. Each day, we are given the opportunity to serve Him more faithfully, to resemble Him more closely.
MEDITATION FOR THE NINTH DAY: ON THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY GHOST
MEDITATION FOR THE EIGHTH DAY: ON THE GIFT OF TRUE WISDOM
MEDITATION FOR THE SEVENTH DAY: ON THE GIFT OF COUNSEL
MEDITATION FOR THE SIXTH DAY: ON THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING
MEDITATION FOR THE FIFTH DAY: ON THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE
MEDITATION FOR THE FOURTH DAY: ON THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE