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
Friday, December 18, 2015
The creation of a new Feast: The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin’s Delivery.
December 18 – Feast of the Expectation of the Delivery of the Virgin
Mary assigned to this date by the Council of Toledo in 656
* The creation of a new feast
December 18 – Feast of the Expectation of the Delivery of the Virgin Mary assigned to this date by the Council of Toledo in 656
The creation of a new feast
feast is celebrated today not only throughout Spain but almost
everywhere in the Catholic world. It owes its origin to the bishops of
the 10th Council of Toledo, in 656.
The prelates of the
Council objected to the ancient custom of celebrating the feast of the
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin on March 25th, because this joyful
solemnity conflicted with the somber time of the Passion... so they
decreed that henceforth, 8 days before Christmas, a feast with octave in
memory of the Annunciation, and as a preparation for the great
solemnity of the Nativity, would be celebrated in Spain.
After some time, the
Church of Spain felt the need to return to the practice of the Roman
and universal Church where March 25th is a solemnity, a day forever
dedicated to the Annunciation the Blessed Virgin and the Incarnation of
the Son of God; but since it had been the custom in Spain for centuries
to celebrate that feast on December 18th, they decided to retain a
remnant of it. A new feast was thus created under the title of the
Expectation of the Blessed Virgin’s Delivery.