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
Sunday, March 02, 2014
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 3/2/14
“O Lord, I trust in Your merciful love: My heart will rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.” Psalm 13:6
March 2, 2014
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Carnival – the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday –
are three days of joyful celebration, parades and fun in several
Catholic cities such as Rio, New Orleans, and Cologne. Celebrations
reach their climax on Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.”
The next day, Ash Wednesday, begins the forty days of prayer and
penance. But first let us be grateful and joyful. The wisdom of the
Catholic tradition urges us to relax, laugh, be merry and joyful for a
few days before the rigor, the heaviness of Lent. Indeed, as the
Psalmist prays, the Lord has been good and bountiful to us. Let us
relax for a few days and rejoice in His presence with grateful hearts.
Lord God, renew our spirits and draw our hearts to You, that our
work may not be to us a burden, but a delight. Let us not serve You with
a spirit of bondage as slaves, but with the cheerfulness and gladness
of children, delighting in You and rejoicing in Your work. Amen. Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors