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, June 24, 2015
What signs for our times? - A Moment with Mary
* June 24 – Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (1st century)
* What signs for our times?
June 24 – Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (1st century)
What signs for our times?
available Marian image created in the 1880s. The white circular text in
the halo reads: "Je suis l'Immaculée Conception" (French for "I am the
Immaculate Conception"). From Jtdirl's collection. Copyright long
expired. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
to the French Mariologist Father René Laurentin, "apparitions remind us
of both the transcendence and the familiarity of God." In this sense,
it is good to have in mind the significant increase in apparitions
recorded in the 20th century, especially in recent decades. Questioned
on this issue in 1984 by the Italian journalist Vittorio Messori,
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) replied: "One of the
signs of our times is that the allegations of 'Marian apparitions' are
multiplying all over the world." (The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive
Interview on the State of the Church, by Cardinal Ratzinger and Vittorio
English: Pope Benedict XVI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
sense, on February 18, 1959, in a radio program broadcast from Lourdes,
Pope and future saint John XXIII said: "We urge you to listen with
sincerity of heart and honesty of mind to the salutary warnings of the
Mother of God... The Roman pontiffs also made a point—when after mature
examination they think it fit for the common good—to bring to the
attention of the faithful these supernatural lights that God wills to
dispense freely to certain privileged souls, so as not to propose new
doctrines, but to guide our conduct."