Saturday, October 3, 2009

Queen of Heaven's Powerful Intercession for Father Steven Scheier

The words of the Holy Trinity to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the time of her Coronation in heaven were revealed to Venerable Mary of Agreda (1602-1665): "...We make Thee the Depository of our riches, the Treasurer of our goods; We place into thy hands the helps and blessings of our graces for distribution; nothing do We wish to be given to the world, which does not pass through thy hands; and nothing do We deny, which Thou wishest to concede to men. Grace shall be diffused in thy lips for obtaining all that Thou wishest and ordainest in heaven and on earth, and everywhere shall angels and men obey thee; because whatever is ours shall be thine, just as Thou hast always been ours; and Thou shalt reign with Us forever."

The Queen of Heaven is also our Mother, always lovingly attentive to the needs of her children. Her powers of intercession are shown in a dramatic way in the true story of Father Steven Scheier who, admittedly, had not had a devotion to her. However, in 1985, while suffering from critical injuries sustained in an automobile accident, Father Scheier kept repeating the Hail Mary as best he could.

In a televised interview with Mother Angelica on EWTN, Father Scheier revealed very personal details about his escape from death and eternal damnation through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. If you've never heard his story, and even if you have, it is well worth hearing. His story clearly shows the need priests have of our prayers and sacrifices. Father Scheier said, "I learned my lesson, but it took Him breaking my neck and the threat of eternal damnation just to get my attention, but I would go through the same thing...I would never want to go back to the way I was--ever!"


Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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