"Once more: Child, do not forget your Mother...
Child, do not forget the mercies of Eternal Father Love and of the merciful Blessed Mother, and do not forget to utilize your misery in order to grow deeper and deeper into the heart of the eternal God." J.Kentinich
In the Marian garden, the forget-me-knot flower symbolizes Mary's ever vigilant watch over us.
"In a German legend, after the earth was created, God went to each plant and animal and gave each a name. As God finished and was getting ready to leave, he heard a little voice at his feet saying “what about me?” He bent down and picked up the little plant whom he had forgotten, and said “Because I forgot once, I shall never forget you again, and that shall be your name.
The Christ Child was sitting on Mary's lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see her eyes. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared, hence the name forget-me-not." symbolism.wikia.com
The Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos
Having secretly received the command, the Archangel hastened into Joseph's abode and spoke to the Holy Virgin. He Who bowed the Heavens with His descending, is wholly contained, yet unchanged in You. And seeing Him taking the likeness of a servant in your womb, I stand in amazement and cry unto you:
Rejoice, O Bride Ever-Virgin [3 times].
Unto you, O Theotokos, invincible Champion, your City, in thanksgiving
ascribes the victory for the deliverance from sufferings. And having your might unassailable, free us from all dangers, so that we may cry unto you:
Rejoice, O Bride Ever-Virgin.
The Archangel was sent from Heaven to cry 'Rejoice!' to the Theotokos. And beholding You, O Lord, taking bodily form, he stood in awe, and with his bodiless voice he cried aloud to her such things as these:
Rejoice, you through whom joy shall shine forth. Rejoice,
you whom the curse will vanish.
Rejoice, the Restoration of fallen Adam. Rejoice,
the Redemption of the tears of Eve.
Rejoice, O Height beyond human logic. Rejoice,
O depth invisible even to the eyes of Angels.
Rejoice, for you are the King's throne.
Rejoice, you bear Him, Who bears the universe.
Rejoice, O Star revealing the Sun. Rejoice,
O Womb of divine Incarnation.
Rejoice, you through whom creation is renewed.
Rejoice, you through whom the Creator is born a Babe.
Rejoice, O Bride Ever-Virgin.
Child, do not forget your Mother. ...Then, Child, do not forget the mercies of the Eternal God and Father. ...My third wish is: Child, do not forget your misery. Fr J Kentinich
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