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
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Mary Vitamin for November
Topic: Presentation of Mary in the Temple (November 21)
"Mary was not only given promptly to God, but she was also given entirely. No venial sin, no blemish of any kind, impaired the perfection of the offering. No created thing could restrain her in her zeal for God; nothing could tempt her or turn her for a moment from her Creator. On the contrary, all things around her served only as additional incentives, urging her towards that God Whom she loved so well. All her feelings and affections combined to form an example of a perfect life, given entirely to God."
At the young age of three,Our Lady went to the Temple, with her hands empty and outstretched in offering. She gave the great gift of Herself: promptly, joyfully, completely and irrevocably. God cannot be outdone in generosity. He planned to put into Her open hands of offering the gift of the Inc
Today I will continue to open my hands before the crucifix and offer my heart to God in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but today, I will pause to receive the gift of the Lord Himself. Just as Mary received the Infant Son of God, I too will be given Jesus as my treasure.
"Many pious and learned writers, and even great theologians, believe that Mary, by a special privilege, received the perfect use of reason in the very first moment of her existence. The present feast, then, recalls to us her vow of virginity comprised in the entire offering of herself, or the solemn ratification of that consecration. Many religious communities have been led by this belief to adopt the practice of taking or renewing their vows on this day."