Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,150
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: mary

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • [Catholic Caucus] Within/Octave/Assumption; St Joachim, Confessor, Father/Bl Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    08/15/2018 9:13:05 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the Second Class FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL the Greeks have celebrated the feast of St. Joachim on the day following our Lady’s birthday. The Maronites kept it on the day after the Presentation in November, and the Armenians on the Tuesday after the Octave of the Assumption of the Mother of God. The Latins at first did not keep his feast. Later on it was admitted and celebrated sometimes on the day after the Octave of the Nativity, September 16th, sometimes on the day following the Conception of the Blessed Virgin, December 9th. Thus both East and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vigil of the Assumption (Gueranger)

    08/13/2018 9:01:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet   WHAT IS THIS AURORA before which the brightest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed, and becomes but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whose triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. Mary stayed on earth after her Son’s Ascension, in order to give birth to his Church; but she could not remain forever in exile. Yet she was not to take her flight to heaven until this new fruit of her maternity had acquired the growth and strength which it belongs to a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St Liguori, Bishop/Doctor of the Church; St Stephen I, Pope/Martyr (Gueranger)

    08/01/2018 9:01:38 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Saint Stephen I, Pope and Martyr White Double YESTERDAY WE ADMIRED, in Peter and the Machabees, the substructure of the palace built by Wisdom in time to endure for eternity. Today, in conformity with the divine ways of that Wisdom, who in her playing reaches from end to end, we re suffered to contemplate the progress of the glorious building, to behold the summit of the work, the last row of stones actually laid. Now, summit and foundation, the work is all one; the materials are all priceless: witness...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Mary Magdalene (Gueranger)

    07/22/2018 2:30:47 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “THREE SAINTS,” said our Lord to St. Bridget of Sweden, "have been more pleasing to me than all others: Mary my mother, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene." The Fathers tell us that Magdelene is a type of the Gentile Church called from the depth of sin to perfect holiness; and indeed, better than any other, she personifies both the wanderings and the love of the human race, espoused by the Word of God. Like the most illustrious characters of the law of grace, she has her antitype in past ages. Let us follow the history of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/04/2018 9:09:40 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double LATER THAN CAJETAN OF VICENZA and earlier than Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony was called to be the father of one of those religious families which arose in such numbers during the sixteenth century to repair the ruins of the house of God. Lombardy, exhausted and demoralized by the wars for the possession of the duchy of Milan, was encouraged by the sight of the heroic virtues of Zaccaria to believe, hope and love once again. She listened to his fiery exhortations calling her to repentance, to meditation on the Passion and to more fervent devotion to, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    07/01/2018 9:39:00 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the Second Class OUR LADY’S VISIT to her cousin Elizabeth already engaged our attention while we were preparing for the Christmas festival. But it is only fitting to return again to an event so important in our Lady’s life; the mere commemoration of this mystery made on Ember Friday in Advent would be insufficient to bring forward all it contains of deep teaching and holy joy. Since in the course of centuries, the holy Liturgy has been gaining more and more completeness, it is but natural that this precious mine should come to be further opened...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin (Gueranger)

    05/29/2018 3:13:32 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Simple OUR PASCHAL CALENDAR gives us three illustrious Virgins of the beautiful Italy. We have already kept the feast of the valiant Catharine of sienna; in a few days, we shall be honoring the memory of Angela de Merici, surrounded by her school-children; today, it is the fair lily of Florence, Magdalene de Pazzi, who embalms the whole Church with the fragrance of her name and intercession. She was the loving imitatrix of our Crucified Jesus; was it not just that she should have some share in the joy of his Resurrection? Magdalene de Pazzi was one of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Annunciation of the Ever Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    04/08/2018 9:06:28 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class [Transferred from 25th March, to allow for the Solemnities of Easter.] THIS IS A GREAT DAY, not only to man, but even to God himself; for it is the anniversary of the most solemn event that time has ever witnessed. On this day, the Divine Word, by which the Father created the world, was made flesh in the womb of a Virgin, and dwelt among us. We must spend it in joy. While we adore the Son of God who humbled himself by thus becoming Man, let us give thanks to the Father,...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed

    02/02/2018 8:31:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-01-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed Msgr. Charles Pope • February 1, 2018 • The moment of the Presentation of Jesus was one of the most dramatic in biblical history, yet almost no one noticed.The first part of this post is review for those of you who read my blog regularly. To skip to the newer insights, skip down to the sentence in red.Joseph and Mary have gone to Jerusalem to fulfill two ancient mandates: the Rite of Purification for a woman after childbirth and the Rite of Presentation for a firstborn male child. These rites set...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena in Honor of Our Lady's Purification

    01/23/2018 9:00:40 PM PST · by CMRosary
    NOVENA IN HONOR OF OUR LADY’S PURIFICATION (Beginning January 24)from the 1910 Raccolta. i. 300 Days each day.ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV.(See Instructions, p. 1) Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda didelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love. ℣. Emitte Spiritum Tuum, et creabuntur. ℣. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be created; ℟. Et removabis faciem terræ. ℟. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Oremus. Let us...
  • Agni Parthene - O Virgin Pure in English (Devotional)

    12/25/2017 5:32:37 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08-21-2011
    An ancient Orthodox hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary commonly chanted at Christmas.
  • The Last Sacrificial Lamb Is Born In Bethlehem, (Imagine The Journey)

    12/24/2017 8:21:16 AM PST · by OneVike · 11 replies
    A Christian's Worlview ^ | 12/24/17 | Chuck Ness
    When you think of the first story of Christmas, it's usually about Mary and Joseph looking down at their new born son in a manger, surrounded by barn animals and maybe a shepherd or two looking on. Angels singing praises of joy to the Lord Most High, and maybe even the star that is guiding the wise men from Babylon to the destination of the Jews Messiah. We live at a time when children are born in sanitized hospital rooms with the best of care, before and after the mother gives birth. When we hear of stories of women...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    12/18/2017 7:39:16 AM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    THIS FEAST, which is now kept, not only throughout the whole of Spain, but in almost all the Churches of the Catholic world, owes its origin to the Bishops of the tenth Council of Toledo, in 656. These Prelates having thought that there was an incongruity in the ancient practice of celebrating the feast of the Annunciation on the twenty-fifth of March, inasmuch as this joy solemnity frequently occurs at the time when the Church is intent upon the Passion of our Lord, and is sometimes obliged to be transferred into Easter Time, with which it is out of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marian devotion of Bergoglio inspired by Wojtyla

    12/14/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 11, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Francis, in a shameless attempt to fool the ignorant into believing that he and his agenda are Catholic, stood before a statue of Our Lady to deliver what amounted to a glorified political speech disguised as a prayer. Pretending to seek Our Ladys intercession, he used the occasion to publicize a laundry list of his pet causes (e.g., poverty, immigration, environmentalism) and to convict those who arent convinced of his pious intentions as fearful, hypocritical, and antisocial.The full text of Jorges prayer is linked above. Go ahead, read it. Allow yourself to become...
  • Christ Is Superior to Angels

    12/11/2017 3:34:37 PM PST · by metmom · 113 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Having become . . . much better than the angels" (Heb. 1:4). Through a deft use of the Old Testament, the writer proves that Christ is the mediator of a greater covenant. Man is a wonderful and amazing creationhigher than plants, animals, and any other material creation in this world. But there are created beings even higher than manangels. Hebrews 2:9 shows this to be the case because when Jesus became a man, He was "made for a little while lower than the angels." After the fall of the rebellious angels under Lucifer, the angels in heaven were no longer...
  • A Sermon on The Song of MARY: "My Spirit Rejoices" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    12/08/2017 11:06:32 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Sermon Central ^ | 17 December 1933 | Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    The song of Mary is the oldest Advent hymn. It is also the most passionate, the wildest, and one might almost say the most revolutionary Advent hymn that has ever been sung. This is not the gentle, tender, dreamy Mary as we often see her portrayed in paintings. This Mary...is passionate, carried away, proud, enthusiastic. There is none of the sweet, wistful, or even playful tone of many of our Christmas carols, but instead a hard, strong, relentless hymn about the toppling of the thrones and the humiliation of the lords of this world, about the power of God and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    12/08/2017 4:06:14 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) AT LENGTH, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messias was to be born before the Messias himself; and this is the day of the Conception of Mary. The earth already possesses a first pledge of the divine mercy; the Son of Man is near at hand. Two true Israelites, Joachim and Anne, noble branches of the family of David, find their union, after a long barrenness, made fruitful by...
  • 6 Beautiful Quotes on Mary You Wont Believe Are From Martin Luther

    12/02/2017 7:18:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 66 replies
    Church Pop ^ | March 7, 2017 | Editor
    Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation and was critical of what he considered excesses and corruptions in the Catholic Church. But did you know he continued to hold many Catholic doctrines about Mary?Here are some quotes from Martin Luther about the Blessed Virgin Mary that may surprise you:1) Mary has no equal among creation She became the Mother of God, in which work so many and such great good things are bestowed on her as pass mans understanding. For on this there follows all honor, all blessedness, and her unique place in the whole of mankind, among which she has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    11/20/2017 8:59:43 PM PST · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    White Greater Double THE PRESENTATION is one of the minor solemnities of our Lady, and was inscribed at a comparatively late date on the sacred Cycle; it seems to court the homage of our silent contemplation. The world, unknown to itself, is ruled by the secret prayers of the just; and the Queen of saints, in her hidden mysteries, wrought far more powerfully than the so-called great men, whose noisy achievements fill the annals of the human race. The East had been celebrating for seven centuries at least the entrance of the Mother of God into the temple of...