A reader kindly sent me this magnificent story by Bernie V. Lopez of the Philippine Daily Inquirer – and now I see that Michael Brown’s Spirit Daily has made it his lead article today, too. It is well worth the read.
As some have shrewdly intuited, Our Lady IS the refuge during these times. Everything else is detail. Take refuge under her mantle and you can be a sign of hope to all the others in need of refuge. I was told long ago that Our Lord is offended by many things in these terrible times, but that nothing so offends Him as the general contempt and indifference with which so many who call themselves Christians treat His mother. He is making it clear now in the still early stages of the Great Storm that she is our refuge. You can come safely to refuge beneath her mantle or get caught in the violence of the Storm.