During the 186th meeting of the Regina Cordium praesidium which was held at The Montfort Spiritual Center of Bay Shore, NY; the Sorrowful Mysteries were prayed. The Spiritual reading was taken from the Handbook page 21-23, chapter 5 titled: The Devotional Outlook of The Legion, parts 4and 5. The Allocutio was read by Mary from Theology of the Apostolate of The Legion of Mary by Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens page 31-32 titled: A Mediation Subordinated to the Unique Mediation of Christ. In this section, Cardinal Suenens tells us that although Christ is the absolute mediator between God and man; Mary’s mediation is to enable us to penetrate His mediation to God in a deeper way. Mary is not a mediator to keep us at a distance from Christ but instead she acts as a liaison between God and man. Whatever we give to Mary goes directly and wholly to God and it is enriched and increased by her merits as an intermediary. By passing through her hands, our offerings gain new value and reach God’s throne unsullied. As a result, graces are showered upon us from heaven. Indeed, the Marian mediation is the motherhood of Mary in its mystical fullness. Let us remember that Mary is our mother and she mediates on our behalf every time we turn to her in prayer. May we always be thankful to Jesus for the gift of His mother to us!! The Handbook assignment is page 23-24, Chapter 5 parts 6-7. Our next meeting will be September 13, 2017 at 7PM.