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, December 06, 2015
Perfect purity does not apply only to virginity
* December 6 – Our Lady of the Vow (Siena, Italy)
* Perfect purity does not apply only to virginity
we would like you to turn your gaze to the sweet Virgin Mary, of whom
the Church, in two days, will celebrate the feast of her Immaculate
... Jesus Christ wanted the Church, his mystical wife, to be "without
stain or wrinkle... holy and without blemish" (Eph 5:27). Dear husbands,
this is precisely the model that the great apostle Paul presents to
you: "Husbands," he writes, "love your wives as Christ loved the Church"
(Eph 5: 25), because what constitutes the greatness of the sacrament of
marriage is its similarity with the union of Christ and the Church (Eph
You may think maybe that the idea of unblemished purity applies only to
virginity, the sublime ideal to which God calls not all Christians, but
only a few chosen souls... And yet the state of marriage, willed by God
for common men, can and should have its spotless purity.
Anyone who performs his duties of state faithfully and without weakness
is immaculate before God. God does not call all his children to the
state of perfection, but he invites all of them to the perfection of
Pope Pius XII
Allocution to the Newlyweds, December 6, 1939