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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The victory was Mary’s - A Moment with Mary
* May 12 – Our Lady of the Abandoned (Manila, Philippines)
* The victory was Mary’s
May 12 – Our Lady of the Abandoned (Manila, Philippines)
The victory was Mary’s
rarely associate devotion to Mary with the social dimension of the
Christian life, even though the words of Mary in the Magnificat mean a
reversal of the social order for the kingdom of God. ... Devotion to
Mary is seen in good works, and the good works we need today in the
Philippines are works of justice and liberation from oppression.” (1)
process that preceded the fall of the dictator Marcos (former President
of the Philippines) was cadenced by the use of the Rosary of the Virgin
Mary. When, in 1983, Benigno Aquino (the opposition leader) was
murdered, he had just finished praying the Rosary. During the election
campaign of his widow Corazon Aquino, many people would raise their
Rosary as a sign of support.
the decisive events of February 22-24, 1986, two million people gathered
in Manila without any bloodshed. People came out on the streets with
the statue of Mary—they sang and prayed the Rosary, giving flowers and
food to the soldiers. The power of the people was the power of Mary, and
the victory was hers. (2)
--------- (1) Cf Bishops Conference of the Philippines: Excerpt from the pastoral letter of 1975, on the Virgin Mary (2) Cf. Le Filippine e la rivoluzione del Rosario, in Madre di Dio, #2, February 1995