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
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A mother for all humanity - A Moment with Mary
* June 25 – Our Lady of Grace (Forli, Italy, 1548)
* A mother for all humanity
us Christians, the Virgin Mary is our mother, as Jesus wished at the
time of his death on the cross, by making his mother a Mother to all
express here today the joy I feel every time I meet on the square of the
Basilica of Fourvière that overlooks the city of Lyons (France), a
Muslim family who comes to present a newborn baby to Our Lady, placing
their child under her maternal protection and entrusting it to her
intercession. Occasionally the family asks me to bless the child in the
name of God, and I am glad to oblige them.
Christians, we sense that we are advancing "with Mary," next to her as a
child who holds its mother’s hand. On the path that leads us towards
God, we look at her as to the one who is the "first on the path," to
quote one of our French hymns.
the wonders that God worked in this young girl, for her and with her,
and we ask the Lord: "Why would you not do the same with your other
children?" It is almost as if the grace of the Mother continued to
unfold within the great family of humanity.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons, France
Islamo-Christian Meeting of Jamhour (Lebanon), Lyons, April 11, 2015 (Zenit.org)