Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Friday, October 16, 2009
[MaryVitamin] St. Gerard Majella Feast Day, Patron of Expectant Mothers
Mary Vitamin for October 15th
Topic: St. Gerard Majella
Feast October 16
"'Before and after every meal,'[St.Gerard] wrote in his resolutions, 'I will recite three Ave Marias; when taking a drink of water, one Ave Maria; every time the clock strikes, one Ave Maria.'"
Father Edward Saint-Omer, C.SS.,R., St. Gerard Majella (Tan Books:1999), 66.
"The Redemptorists are bound by rule to recite five decades of the Rosary, to make a visit to the Blessed Virgin and to say a certain number of Ave Marias every day. They fast, also, on the eves of Mary's feasts and abstain from meat every Saturday in the year [Saturday being Mary's special day of the week]. Gerard was not satisfied with these marks of filial love. Still more, he recited a Gloria Patri every time he saw an image of the blessed Virgin, whenever he heard her name pronounced and at the beginning and end of every action. His devotion to the Immaculate Conception was incomparable. How often he was rapt in ecstasy before her image!"
Father Edward Saint-Omer, C.SS.,R., St. Gerard Majella (Tan Books:1999), 66-7.