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
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Kiev: A cradle of Marian devotion - A Moment with Mary
1037, Yaroslav the Wise, Prince of Kiev (then an independent
Russo-Ukrainian principality) and son of Saint Vladimir, built a shrine
in honor of the Annunciation, which was located near the entrance of the
city of Kiev at that time. He also consecrated his people to the Holy
Mother of God.
this, Kiev became a cradle of Marian devotion that later spread to the
whole Ukrainian nation. In fact, about 20% of the churches in Ukraine
have always been dedicated to Mary.
1988, the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church celebrated the millennium of
its Christian baptism, also called the 'Baptism of Rus.' Saint John Paul
II took part in these ceremonies.
apostolic letter Euntes in mundum of January 25, 1988 (§10), the Pope
prayed for the unity of the two sister Churches – the Greek Catholic and
the Orthodox – in that country, recalling that they are both daughters
of Saint Vladimir and were not divided originally in their different
forms, the Byzantine and the Roman.