While June is the Month of the Sacred Heart, we can also honor the entire Body of Christ as God wills. Why? Even though we emphasize His Heart, we don’t have a month of the Mind of Christ or of His Face, Hands and Feet, nor of His lungs (from which He breathed the H.S. upon the Apostles), Mouth with Holy Tonsils and Teeth, etc. Mainly, though, as the Holy See may side with our titles for the months after His July Month of the Blood (August for His Soul; September for His Divinity), the whole month of June could favor His whole Body, since the Eucharist (for April, month mainly of His Mercy) is of His Whole Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
How does this June Title (made more full – of Christ’s Whole Body) go all the more with our Mystical Rose? Having just finished our historical meetings with the Monseignors of the Brescia Diocese for our MRMS – meetings which went so well, so that there is now a plan for starting our MRMS House right there in Fontanelle (where I’ll gladly go and dwell, God-willing) – we want to bring out all the more the traditional Body portion that goes with the Mystical Body of Christ. Which? Of course, as is Biblically clear -- the Mind of Christ (which, of course, goes far more corporally with the Head) is what Paul insisted we are to put on. At least equally (if not more) memorable (Biblically) is the teaching that Christ is the Head of the Mystical Body. Therefore, Mystical Rose Mary (who the great St. Bernard, Church Mystical Doctor, taught is the Neck of it), would surely not object to bringing out in June (or in more ways than one) the importance of the Head/Mind of Christ as the Head of the Mystical Body. So, while the Heart is by no means to be lessened in any way, good to have both and more as the Head and the Heart go together so much in the free will of the person’s necessary advances from justification to sanctification to glorification – as being of predestination for favors, if complying to God’s layout.
In a way, as fathers are officially taught to be like the Heads of the family, and mothers as the Hearts of the family, the Immaculate Heart of Mary would love to have the Head of the Holy Family to be seen as part of the Mystical Body of Christ. Joseph could go with Christ the Head, being Jesus’s earthly father as foster father, and too with the very elbows – as Mary’s very Month of May begins with Joseph the Worker. Whoever is doing manual labor is also laboring to at least some extent with the elbows. Even if one is only manually typing up labors on a computer desk or other, the elbows have to be set correct for the rhythm, etc., of the fingers and/or palms of the hands. While this would not bump off Jesus as The Head of the Mystical Body -- since Joseph would also have obeyed especially the divine side of Christ in any directives that the Babe/Boy/Youth may have set to him – truly Joseph had his position as the head of the family and Jesus even submitted Himself to his parentage and Mary’s too, and not only at 12 when found in the Temple.
In sum, June is a great month for the Immaculate Heart of Mary (which is in June), so one with the Sacred Heart of Jesus of which the month is entitled, yet also the Mind of Christ, Head of the Mystical Body. Not that the mindedness of the Logos required a human head, yet due to the Incarnation, even in eternity His Divinity is united with His Humanity. Therefore, His Divine Mind is wedded to His human head, even as St. Leo the Great preached on the Ascension that Christ’s Human ‘nature’ was ‘wedded’ to His Divine Person, and now seated “at the right hand of the eternal Father.”
Glory to the TRINITY, and via Maria ROSA MYSTICA!
Fr. Ed, Mexico, SOLT, but MRMS too in spirit!
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessings unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, & ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica!
Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!