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, August 20, 2015
Mary is the necessary ‘star’ for us to ‘navigate’ in this world
* August 20 - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church (d. 1152)
* Mary is the necessary ‘star’ for us to ‘navigate’ in this world
Bernard knows that only God's strength is our force. His admiration for
the divine plan of salvation focuses on the mystery of the Incarnate
for God and humankind to achieve union, the Lord has provided for the
singular contribution of a creature—the Virgin Mary. This made Saint
Bernard say: "Let us strive to go to the Savior by the same route he
followed to come to us…" and "When we think about her, we do not stray."
major importance of Mary derives from the fact that she helped to bring
humanity closer to God and to make God more accessible to humanity.
Mary's greatness also lies in terms of personal and moral responsibility
in the answer—so crucial for the rest of humanity—that Mary gave on the
day of the Annunciation.
Mary is the necessary ‘star’ for us to ‘navigate’ in this world.
Bernard’s thought is not really new—he borrowed this thought from the
Fathers of the Church. (He is sometimes considered the last Father of
the Church). His enthusiastic style earned him the title of Champion of