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, June 28, 2015
How the Church finds her accomplishment as the Bride - A Moment with Mary
* June 28 - Saint Irenaeus of Lyons
* How the Church finds her accomplishment as the Bride
How the Church finds her accomplishment as the Bride
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vilnius. Mother
of God with St. Francis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
is for us the form, model, or type of the Church. Saint Peter asked the
elders who were governing the Church to be models or examples for the
flock entrusted to them (cf. 1 Peter 5: 3). In an incomparably higher
way, Mary is the model and example of the Church.
within the Church, the form in which the Church finds her accomplishment
as the Bride, to give herself to the Bridegroom.
the Church resembles the Virgin Mary, the more she becomes the Bride;
the more she becomes the Bride, the more she resembles the Bridegroom;
and the more she resembles the Bridegroom, the more she resembles God.
This is because these overlapping examples of the Church and God are
only transparencies in which the unique splendor of God is reflected.
Charles Cardinal Journet, The Theology of the Church
figured windows of the Cathedral Santa Ana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Canary Islands. From left to right: Saint Martial of Limoges; Saint
Peter of Verona, also known as Saint Peter Martyr; Mary with Jesus;
Saint Anna and Mary; Saint Bonaventure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)