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
Monday, February 01, 2016
Have no fear, I am here. Take up your weapon and use it!
* February 1st – Our Lady of Copacabana (Bolivia)
* “Have no fear, I am here. Take up your weapon and use it!”
“Have no fear, I am here. Take up your weapon and use it!”
terrorist threat is great, but we also see that violence of all kinds
occurs on a daily basis in today's society—pornography and all sorts of
horrific images are easily accessible on the Internet. Our intent is not
to demonize the media but to remain free and faithful while facing what
Saint John Paul II called a "culture of death"...
Given all this, it
is more than urgent to remember some of Jesus’ last words to Saint John:
"Behold your Mother" (Jn 19:27). These words invite us to nestle up
close to the heart of our Mother. We can do this by continually praying
the Rosary—in the street, in the bus, in the subway or in public places.
In doing so, we are holding tightly onto Mary’s hand and
building—inside and around us—a spiritual space of safety and peace for
all. This is the hidden yet very real power of personal and community
Marian prayer that repels evil in all its forms!
In a dream where he
was in danger of death, Saint Padre Pio reported a word he heard from
the Virgin Mary that left a deep impression on him: Have no fear, I am
here. Take up your weapon and use it! By this of course she did not
meant a handgun but the humble Rosary. It is truly "the weapon of the
meek" and invites us into spiritual battle which, according to Saint
Paul, makes us "strong in the Lord ... against the powers of darkness."
Father Marie Michel
France Catholique magazine, issue #3468, November 20, 2015