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Archbishop Sheen ping.


2 posted on 09/28/2004 6:23:17 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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As I took her down the side aisle of the church, I pushed her into a confessional.  I always keep my promises.

ROTF!!  I remembered this story from Archbishop Sheen's Treasure in Clay, but nonetheless it still made me laugh aloud again today.

How can we attain Eternal Salvation? We were not left as orphans, on our own. We were given divine teachings to guide us along the way.

Orphans is such a sad word, isn't it?  Through grace we can see our blessings and God's answer to that earthly 'situation'... quite clearly, the TRUTH is, we are never orphans!  We have Our Blessed Mother.  No one is an orphan when they have a mother.

With these words Jesus gave the Blessed Virgin Mary a new mission and established a special relationship of love between her and all the disciples

"The universal motherhood of Mary, the 'Woman' of the wedding at Cana and of Calvary, recalls Eve, 'mother of all living' (Gn 3:20). However, while the latter helped to bring sin into the world, the new Eve, Mary, co-operates in the saving event of Redemption. Thus in the Blessed Virgin the figure of 'woman' is rehabilitated"...   
Here is a translation of his [JPII] reflection, which was the 49th in the series on the Blessed Mother and was given in Italian.

1. After recalling the presence of Mary and the other women at the Lord's cross, St John relates: "When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!'.   Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother!'" (Jn 19:26-27).

These particularly moving words are a "revelation scene": they reveal the deep sentiments of the dying Christ and contain a great wealth of meaning for Christian faith and spirituality. At the end of his earthly life, as he addressed his Mother and the disciple he loved, the crucified Messiah establishes a new relationship of love between Mary and Christians. 
John Paul II

I appreciate the ping, Convert.  Pax et bonum!
3 posted on 09/28/2004 7:34:44 AM PDT by GirlShortstop ( O sublime humility! That the Lord... should humble Himself like this... )
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To: Convert from ECUSA
Television then and now
4 posted on 09/28/2004 7:38:22 AM PDT by Mike Bates (You're getting drowsy. You will buy my book, you will buy my book, you will buy my book. . .)
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