A Letter to the Blessed Mother of
in the Month of Mary
The Blessed Mother exuding fragrant oil through her statue in Naju on May
Our beloved Mother of
In this season of grace
when the fragrance of acacias drifts through the air, the family of Maryís
Ark of Salvation gathers before you like this, renewing its resolution.
The reason why this
mountain of yours with so many green and healthy trees and all kinds of
flowers in full blossom is so dazzlingly beautiful is that it is a holy
place of grace, where you are present, confirming your love and friendship
You open widely your
bosom that is greater than the universe, stand tall on the earth, and
speak to all the children in the world as follows.
Now, come, my
babies! I embrace you in my mantle to restore life in your arid hearts
and to wipe away your tears by healing your stinging wounds.
I will wash your
deep sorrows with the water of mercy and put you to a sound sleep. I
will melt down even your anger and passion that flame up and fill you
with joy instead.
Oh, our dear Mommy of
Naju! You are taking care of our concerns and worries in our place,
carrying the burden of our illnesses and pains which are our share and
defending us from all our sufferings with your whole body, not even
minding shedding tears and tears of blood.
Oh, our beloved Mother!
You love us so much that you exude fragrant oil by squeezing your whole
body, expressing your love, friendship and presence and inviting us into
your bosom that is wider than the universe.
We lay down everything
before you despite our unworthiness. Our souls, bodies, and all else that
we have now belong to you. Listen to our cries and embrace us tightly.
Mommy! In those nights
when we cannot fall asleep easily, we will lean on your shoulder to fall
asleep. We will nest in your warm bosom and will always remain within
Dear Mommy! When we
feel tired and weak while living in this world, we will hold on to the
hems of your dress as importuning children. As you told us to become
simple and lowly and not to worry at all, we will only follow you wherever
you lead us to.
Dear Mother, Our Lady
of Naju! Your helping hand of love is so sublime and pure. Your
benevolence is far beyond what others can imitate. Your love is warmer
than the sunlight. Your Immaculate Heart is more lucid than the morning
dew. What on earth are we, who are being so loved by you?
Oh, Our Lady of Naju!
We ardently implore you firmly holding your hands. Please donít shed
tears and tears of blood at least in this month of May, which is your
month. Be comforted by our prayers despite our unworthiness, and make a
big smile that fills your face. Make a big, happy smile. Amen.
Pilgrims praying the rosary on the Blessed Motherís Mountain in Naju on
May 5, 2007
─ Prayer Group of Maryís Ark of Salvation