Saturday, June 14, 2014

Independence Day with Our Lady

June 12, 2014. 

As some of you may know, I and my mom visited Lipa Carmel today. After some errands, we went up the viewing area, where we could see the Apparition Site of Our Lady. We prayed the Rosary together, afterwards I went forward to have a moment of contemplation with Mama Mediatrix.

I thought of offering a song for Mary, and the song which entered my mind was the "Ave Maria ng Lipa," composed by Migs. This might not be the first time the song reached Carmel, but I believe this is the very first time that this song is played publicly near the Site of the Apparitions.

I was singing along with the vocals of the song, when all of a sudden, at the first "Ave," a gentle wind blew over the area. The scent of roses was evident. Above all, the bells rang, as if heaven was singing along with me and the vocals (though I checked on the clock and it's the 11:00 AM bell; I wasn't aware of the time, so to speak).

At that, we committed ourselves to continue spreading the love and the messages of Mama Mediatrix, especially in the Malabon-Navotas area. It's a wonderful and empowering moment for both of us. And we want to share this with everyone who loves Mary and wants to help us spread devotion to her.

Me and my mom at the Site of the Apparitions at Lipa.