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Coming Dec 8th. Feast of the "Immaculate Conception"

Posted on 12/05/2005 4:56:34 PM PST by Rosary

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To: Knitting A Conundrum

MEDITATION FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY ROSARY, 5 OCTOBER 1879
Cardinal John Henry Newman


Newman had no text for this short sermon. What we have here is the report given in a newspaper and written from notes taken at the time of preaching. It was delivered on Sunday, 5 October 1879. The Cardinal was then 78 years of age, and was speaking "from his heart" to the boys at Oscott College, in the north of Birmingham. As it was the Feast of the Holy Rosary, he preached on the text: "They found Mary and Joseph, and the Infant lying in a manger" (Lk 2,16).

Five months previously, Newman was in Rome to be created Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.

Personal love for the Rosary

Newman himself was very fond of his beads. He said: "to my own feelings nothing is more delightful" (The Letters and Diaries, XII, 217). For him it was not a matter of a mechanical repetition, but a meditation and contemplation of the mysteries of our Lord's life in the company of his Mother. He has not told us expressly how he said the Rosary, but the following advice which he gave to a recent convert whom he directed probably reflects Newman's own procedure: "Try it thus, if you don't so use it at present, but perhaps you do;—viz. before each mystery, set before you a picture of it, and fix your mind upon that picture (e.g. the Annunciation, the Agony, etc.) while you say the Pater and 10 Aves, not thinking of the words, only saying them correctly. Let the exercise be hardly more than a meditation. Perhaps this will overcome any sense of tedium" (The Letters and Diaries, XII, 263). Needless to say, the material repetition of Paters and Aves has then reached its scope and becomes genuine prayer (cf. Philip Boyce, OCD, 'At Prayer with Newman', in In Search of Light. Life Development Prayer. Three Essays on John Henry Newman. Rome, International Centre of Newman Friends, 1985, p. 82).

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I am not going to make a long address to you, my dear boys, or say anything that you have not often heard before from your superiors, for I know well in what good hands you are, and I know that their instructions come to you with greater force than any you can have from a stranger. If I speak to you at all, it is because I have lately come from the Holy Father, and am, in some sort, his representative, and so in the years to come you may remember that you saw me today and heard me speak in his name, and remember it to your profit.

You know that today we keep the Feast of the Holy Rosary, and I propose to say to you what occurs to me on this great subject. You know how that devotion came about; how, at a time when heresy was very widespread, and had called in the aid of sophistry, that can so powerfully aid infidelity against religion, God inspired St Dominic to institute and spread this devotion. It seems so simple and easy, but you know God chooses the small things of the world to humble the great (I Cor. 1,27-28).

Of course it was first of all for the poor and simple, but not for them only, for everyone who has practised the devotion knows that there is in it a soothing sweetness that there is in nothing else. It is difficult to know God by your own power, because He is incomprehensible. He is invisible to begin with, and therefore incomprehensible. We can in some way know Him, for even among the heathens there were some who had learned many truths about Him; but even they found it hard to conform their lives to their knowledge of Him. And so in His mercy He has given us a revelation of Himself by coming amongst us, to be one of ourselves, with all the relations and qualities of humanity, to gain us over. He came down from Heaven and dwelt amongst us, and died for us. All these things are in the Creed, which contains the chief things that He has revealed to us about Himself.

Now the great power of the Rosary lies in this, that it makes the Creed into a prayer; of course, the Creed is in some sense a prayer and a great act of homage to God; but the Rosary gives us the great truths of His life and death to meditate upon, and brings them nearer to our hearts. And so we contemplate all the great mysteries of His life and His birth in the manger; and so too the mysteries of His suffering and His glorified life. But even Christians, with all their knowledge of God, have usually more awe than love of Him, and the special virtue of the Rosary lies in the special way in which it looks at these mysteries; for with all our thoughts of Him are mingled thoughts of His Mother, and in the relations between Mother and Son we have set before us the Holy Family, the home in which God lived. Now the family is, even humanly considered, a sacred thing; how much more the family bound together by supernatural ties, and, above all, that in which God dwelt with His Blessed Mother.

This is what I should most wish you to remember in future years. For you will all of you have to go out into the world, and going out into the world means leaving home; and, my dear boys, you don't know what the world is now. You look forward to the time when you will go out into the world, and it seems to you very bright and full of promise. It is not wrong for you to look forward to that time; but most men who know the world find it a world of great trouble, and disappointments, and even misery. If it turns out so to you, seek a home in the Holy Family that you think about in the mysteries of the Rosary. Schoolboys know the difference between school and home. You often hear grown-up people say that the happiest time of their life was that passed at school but when they were at school you know they had a happier time, which was when they went home; that shows there is a good in home which cannot be found elsewhere. So that even if the world should actually prove to be all that you now fancy it, if it should bring you all that you could wish, yet you ought to have in the Holy Family a home with a holiness and sweetness about it that cannot be found elsewhere.

This is, my dear boys, what I most earnestly ask you. I ask you when you go out into the world, as you soon must, to make the Holy Family your home, to which you may turn from all the sorrow and care of the world and find a solace, a compensation, and a refuge. And this I say to you, not as if I should speak to you again, not as if I had of myself any claim upon you, but with the claims of the Holy Father, whose representative I am, and in the hope that in the days to come you will remember that I came amongst you and said it to you. And when I speak of the Holy Family I do not mean Our Lord and Our Lady only, but St Joseph too; for as we cannot separate Our Lord from His Mother, so we cannot separate St Joseph from them both; for who but he was their protector in all the scenes of Our Lord's early life? And with Joseph must be included St Elizabeth and St John, whom we naturally think of as part of the Holy Family; we read of them together and see them in pictures together. May you, my dear boys, throughout your life find a home in the Holy Family; the home of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother, St Joseph, St Elizabeth, and St John.

(Mary—The Virgin Mary in the Life and Writings of John Henry Newman, chap. 6, Edited by Philip Boyce).

Taken from:
L'Osservatore Romano
Weekly Edition in English
5 February 2003, page 10


151 posted on 12/05/2005 9:12:05 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
That is absolutely beautiful, thank you.
152 posted on 12/05/2005 9:12:18 PM PST by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Prayer in Honor of the Immaculate Conception

ANT. This is the rod in which was neither knot of original sin,
nor rind of actual guilt.

V. In thy conception, O Virgin! Thou wast immaculate.

R. Pray for us to the Father, Whose Son thou didst bring forth.

Let us Pray

O GOD, Who, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, didst
prepare a worthy habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee, that as
by the foreseen death of that same Son, Thou didst preserve her
from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through
her intercession, to come unto Thee. Through the same Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate

Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His
Mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look
kindly on the wretched who implore thy powerful patronage. The
wicked serpent, against whom was hurled the first curse, continues
fiercely to attack and ensnare the unhappy children of Eve. Do
thou, then, O Blessed Mother, our queen and advocate, who from the
first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of the enemy,
receive the prayers which, united with thee in our single heart,
we implore thee to present at the throne of God, that we may never
fall into the snares which are laid out for us, and may all arrive
at the port of salvation; and, in so many dangers, may the Church
and Christian society sing once again the hymn of deliverance and
of victory and of peace. Amen.

Ejaculations

In Thy conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast immaculate; pray for
us to the Father, Whose Son, Jesus Christ conceived of the Holy
Ghost, thou didst bring forth.


153 posted on 12/05/2005 9:13:58 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Sancta Maria,
ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary,
pray for us,
your children here upon the earth,
sinful, sorrowful,
so often lost and lone.
Come to us when our hearts are heavy,
when we most need our mother,
and lead us to the fruit of your womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Sancta Dei Genetrix,
ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God,
who was graced to know Jesus
like no other human,
whose kind and gentle advice is
Do whatever he tells you,
pray for us
now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Mater dolorosa,
ora pro nobis.
Mother of sorrows,
You understand grief in that special way
that comes from offering up
the best and the brightest
gift of your heart,
without anger,
without curses.
Seeing your son in his sorrow and pain,
you suffered
like a woman in labor,
martyred alive
to become our mother.
Pray for us
now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Refugium peccatorum,
ora pro nobis.
Refuge of sinners,
Thank you, o sweet Mary,
You who come looking for us,
lost in the night,
like a worried mother
seeking her lost child
In this time where the twlight grows so dim,
and so much is so confusing,
we need our mother,
take us by the hand,
and bring us to the foot of the Cross,
to Jesus your son,
where we may find the true light.
Sancta Maria,
Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc,
et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen


154 posted on 12/05/2005 9:16:40 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

LITANY TO JESUS IN THE WOMB OF MARY
Response to each invocation: Have mercy on us.

Jesus, knit so wonderfully in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, uniquely human from the moment of conception in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, present at creation, created in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, word made flesh, taking on a human body in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, subject to human development in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, whose Precious Blood first flowed through tiny arteries and veins in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, hidden nine months in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, begotten by God, nourished by the substance and blood of His Most Holy Mother in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, leaping from eternity into time, in the womb of Mary
Jesus, revealing with His Father and the Holy Spirit all wisdom and knowledge to His Most Holy Mother, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, aware of His role as Redeemer in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, Sanctifier of His Precursor from the womb of Mary,
Jesus, Eternal Word, Divine Child, embraced by the Father, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, raising His Mother to the heights of sanctification, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, everlasting delight of heaven, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, manifesting His Incarnation to His Holy Mother, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, adored and contemplated by His Mother in the sanctuary of her womb Jesus, before whom the angels prostrated themselves, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, in whom the very angels beheld the humanity of the Infant God and the union of the two natures of the Word in the virginal womb of Mary,
Jesus, whose Holy Limbs first budded in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, whose Godhead the world cannot contain, weighing only a few grams in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, Divine Immensity, once measuring only tenths of an inch in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, Sacrificial Lamb, Docile Infant in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, who was to suffer the agony and passion of death, accepting the human capacity for pain and grief, in the womb of Mary,
Jesus, Lamb of God in the womb of Mary Spare us, O Lord.
Jesus, Holy Innocent in the womb of Mary Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Jesus, Son of God and Messiah in the womb of Mary Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Let us pray:

God, our creator, you formed us as women and men,
equal partners in the stewardship of your world:
joined forever as sisters and brothers,
yet within each of us lives a rich diversity of different gifts,
different hopes and different limitations.
In Jesus, your word born fully in our flesh,
you have seen and loved in us all that you have made us to be.
Though graced, we are limited and often weak.
But our weaknesses themselves are no obstacle to your passion for us.
Teach us to see in ourselves what you have seen in each of us from birth.
Teach us to know our gifts and limits.
Keep us confidently on the path of self-knowledge,
fullness of wisdom, and joy in being your children.
We ask this through Christ and the Holy Spirit, with you,
One God, forever and ever. Amen.


155 posted on 12/05/2005 9:21:35 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Lord, have mercy.
Lord,have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Heart of Mary, Pray for us.
Heart of Mary, after God’s own Heart,
Heart of Mary, in union with the Heart of Jesus,
Heart of Mary, the vessel of the Holy Spirit,
Heart of Mary, shrine of the Trinity,
Heart of Mary, home of the Word,
Heart of Mary, immaculate in your creation,
Heart of Mary, flooded with grace,
Heart of Mary, blessed of all hearts,
Heart of Mary, Throne of glory,
Heart of Mary, Abyss of humbleness,
Heart of Mary, Victim of love,
Heart of Mary, nailed to the cross,
Heart of Mary, comfort of the sad,
Heart of Mary, refuge of the sinner,
Heart of Mary, hope of the dying,
Heart of Mary, seat of mercy,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

L: Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart.
A: Conform our hearts to the heart of Jesus.

Let us pray:
O most merciful God, who for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the wretched, has made the Immaculate Heart of Mary most like in tenderness and pity to the Heart of Jesus, grant that we, who now commemorate her most sweet and loving heart, may by her merits and intercession, ever live in the fellowship of the hearts of both Mother and Son, through the same Christ our Lord. – Amen.


156 posted on 12/05/2005 9:23:59 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: samiam1972

self ping


157 posted on 12/05/2005 9:25:38 PM PST by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

When Mary, immaculate ! tender and mild,
Could find but a manger as crib for her Child
Her pure heart rejoiced in the Infant so fair,
Protected by Joseph, the holy one, near.
When Mary saw Jesus, her baby, asleep,
His pillow, the straw in a stable for sheep,
Her sorrow was great when, behold from the sky,
Bright choirs of God's angels brought joy from on high.
When Mary thought sadly that Christ, the great King,
Had none but poor shepherds their homage to bring,
Then kings from the Orient came to adore,
And Mary, His mother, was joyful once more.
When Mary lost Jesus and sought in despair,
She looked in the temple and lo, He was there.
The heart of the mother was filled with great joy
To find midst the doctors her well beloved Boy.
When Mary saw Jesus on Calvary's hill,
The crucified Victim, obeying God's will,
A sword pierced her heart, yet she knew, though she wept, That Christ, our Redeemer, was God's promise kept.


158 posted on 12/05/2005 9:27:42 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thank you! I love your devotional posts,!


159 posted on 12/05/2005 9:55:08 PM PST by conservonator (Pray for those suffering)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; Holy-Mole; ~Matahari


http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/120110.htm


160 posted on 12/06/2005 3:10:32 AM PST by bornacatholic (St. Augustine faced the same false charges long ago. Don't sweat it :))
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To: dubyaismypresident
Ignore him.

Some day he will stand before Jesus at his particular judgement and he can explain to Jesus why he thought it wise to attack, defame, and ridicule Mary and treat her as though she were a witch

161 posted on 12/06/2005 3:13:53 AM PST by bornacatholic
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To: Conservative til I die

weak men fear a strong woman


162 posted on 12/06/2005 3:17:08 AM PST by bornacatholic
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To: Conservative til I die
1) Some Catholics (and other Chrristians) are a little overly hopeful in their ecumenism.

*Yeah. I mean, the ecumenical front isn't where success is freq. found

1) Some Catholics (and other Chrristians) are a little overly hopeful in their ecumenism.Manila: Militants have a hard time training Filipinos to be suicide bombers because of their soft-heartedness, a source told Gulf News.

"Filipino Muslims and Christians, who are converts to Islam, could not muster enough courage to become suicide bombers because they do not believe that they would go to heaven after committing suicide," said a source, who preferred anonymity.

His information came from those who have met foreign trainers in various camps in the south, he said.

At the same time, Muslims and converts could not leave bombs in places where there are children and women, he added.

The "cultural mindset of rebels in the Philippines" has made it harder for foreign militants to train suicide bombers in Metro Manila or in Mindanao, he said.

163 posted on 12/06/2005 3:26:14 AM PST by bornacatholic
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To: lightman

Thank you for the beautiful hymn.


164 posted on 12/06/2005 3:38:21 AM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Conservative til I die

"I don't worry too much about the Mohammedans. Their religion is truly Satanic. Satan loses in the end."

I worry a LOT about them and their Satanic Cult. I wouldn't glorify it with the term of religion.

They are making significant inroads in America. They are demanding and receiving preferential treatment for their cult practises by our Federal, State and local governments. They are actively recruiting dupes in our prisons and military, and schools. The most radical of their cult - the Arabian Wahhabists - have effectively monopolized all Mosques and Madrassehs in the U.S. and western Europe, as well as other places.

Militant Islam is crushing Christian believers - and practitioners of other religions - in Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Indonesia, the Phillipines and, I'm sure, other places as well. In freed Iraq, Assyrian and Chaldean Christians are being persecuted by Sunni and Shiites. Zoroastrians, once a majority religion in Iran, are reduced to about 22,000 people under Shiite persecution. The Copts in Egypt are contantly being beat up on by the majority of Muslims there (I believe Copt represent 10% of the population there.)


165 posted on 12/06/2005 6:51:20 AM PST by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: murphE

Wow! I was trying to find a graphic for my blog post for the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, but I couldn't find anything appropriate. I think that will work! Thanks!


166 posted on 12/06/2005 7:07:35 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: ~Matahari

This is true,that the Bible does not say much about Mary..but this was due to her great HUMILITY..she wished not to be focused on ,but her Divine Son,Jesus. This is a Mother praising her Son and God!
All that need to be said was Great, on this simple little young girl.


167 posted on 12/06/2005 4:40:50 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Wonderful poem to say exactly MAry!


168 posted on 12/06/2005 4:41:50 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Holy-Mole

Yes, this is so.as you said..but Jesus loves when we honor and respect and go to His Holy Mother with our requests,problems..ect...like all children go to their own Mother ..no sin or oddness in that!


169 posted on 12/06/2005 4:44:33 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

Love your title !


170 posted on 12/06/2005 4:45:11 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Whew--you know your Mary ,the sweet Mother of Jesus! Good for you !!!


171 posted on 12/06/2005 4:46:10 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Holy-Mole

Never is Mary ever called or refered to as a Goddess..,,she is not..


172 posted on 12/06/2005 4:48:13 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: lightman

Unfortunatley Luther lost MAry when he started his own church and left the sacred catholic priesthood--


173 posted on 12/06/2005 4:49:48 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Campion

Good for you and May Our Mother Mary guide you closer to her Divine Son.


174 posted on 12/06/2005 4:51:20 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Holy-Mole

Its a shame you do not know your Mother.


175 posted on 12/06/2005 4:52:09 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Way to ! Go sorry I missed it all yesterday...HAIL MARY!


176 posted on 12/06/2005 4:53:14 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: AlbionGirl

Oh my...so you THINK Mary deserves no recognition? or respect for carry the Son of God and raising HIM??? Don't you love your Mother? If you did you'd understand the stand it is here posted for Mary.


177 posted on 12/06/2005 4:57:08 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: murphE

Way to Go MurphE...BEAUTIFUL MARY !!!!


178 posted on 12/06/2005 4:58:23 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Salvation

Hurray Salvation good one!


179 posted on 12/06/2005 4:59:53 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: ~Matahari

It is the very action of God who worked through Mary in which Jesus was born. It was Our Lord himself who found favor in Mary. Eternal salvation through the womb of Mary.


180 posted on 12/06/2005 5:49:12 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Rosary

Thanks. It is partly a tribute to our Orthodox Brothers and partly a tribute to one of the greatest Church fathers.


181 posted on 12/06/2005 6:19:19 PM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Rosary

Oh, I cannot forget about Bernadette (who is one of my personal heros for her loving consistancy and refusal to be budged) and her Lady. Childhood memories of watching Jennifer Jones and Vincent Price in the Song of Bernadette, and how impressed I was with Bernadette and how amazed I was at Vincent Price's character for his stubborn determination to hold onto his secular "enlightenment" even when it was patently being refuted by evidence in front of him.

Learning about Lourdes and Fatima were important milestones on my faith journey.


182 posted on 12/06/2005 6:34:43 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Rosary; Knitting A Conundrum; All

Thank you for posting the beautiful passages and writings. Very inspirational, bookmarking for more reading later.


183 posted on 12/06/2005 6:37:04 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: bornacatholic

You would think that even if they didn't believe in honoring and praying to the saints, they would be respectful to someone whose life was so thoroughly wrapped up in Jesus' life, and who it is obvious he cared for. Respect for Mary is indicated, just because one respects and loves Jesus, and Mary is his Mama.


184 posted on 12/06/2005 6:38:09 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Rosary; Holy-Mole
Never is Mary ever called or refered to as a Goddess..,,she is not..

Always, she points us to Jesus. She is the first person and the best follower of Jesus and an excellent example to us of how best to follow Him, "Do whatever He tells you."

185 posted on 12/06/2005 6:39:44 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: fortunecookie

Mary's "Be it done to me according to your will" echos in the Lord's Prayer "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven," and in Jesus' prayer in the Garden, "Not my will but thine." Seems to me there is no other prayer more perfect than O God, let your will be done! Her "Do whatever he tells you to," is the perfect advice.


186 posted on 12/06/2005 6:45:01 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Mary's "Be it done to me according to your will" echos in the Lord's Prayer "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven," and in Jesus' prayer in the Garden, "Not my will but thine."

Yes, that really says it all. Perfect. These devotionals have been so inspiring, and I have gained new insights just from the sharing you and so many have done on this thread. It's been a real blessing to me.

187 posted on 12/06/2005 6:54:11 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

St. Athanasius is my pastor's favorite saint. I think in his mind he is following in the great saint's footsteps, fighting against the modern foes of the truth.

A great role model. And a saint we owe a great debt to for his tenacity in the face of the Arian heresy.


188 posted on 12/06/2005 6:57:27 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: cyborg

Ping! Some great devotionals and readings.


189 posted on 12/06/2005 7:07:01 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: fortunecookie

thanks for the ping...I'll have read it tomorrow morning when I get up for work.Saturday I work early so it's confession time once again ;-)


190 posted on 12/06/2005 7:08:56 PM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: Rosary

Bumpus ad summum


191 posted on 12/06/2005 7:45:34 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: Rosary

I was being sarcastic. Sorry, if my writing didn't make that clear. But, as a question, what do you think I meant by her being chosen among billions upon billions of women to bring Salvation to us?


192 posted on 12/07/2005 6:10:01 AM PST by AlbionGirl
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To: AlbionGirl

I appologize for being "gruff"...I must of read it too fast.. ok..


193 posted on 12/07/2005 4:31:48 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: fortunecookie

Right !


194 posted on 12/07/2005 4:33:10 PM PST by Rosary (Pray the rosary daily,wear the Brown scapular)
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To: Rosary; All
"In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!"

Sermon for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception


195 posted on 12/13/2005 4:31:21 AM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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