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
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Rebecca is a figure of the Virgin Mary
* February 9 – Our Lady of the Castle (Fiorano, Italy, 1558)
* Rebecca is a figure of the Virgin Mary
Christians do not believe that it is possible to pray to the Virgin
Mary, or that she can pray for us. Since the Scriptures are the best
means of helping them, let us turn to the Scriptures.
Do you recall
the story of Jacob and Esau? Esau had sold his birthright for some
lentil soup. When Isaac had grown old Rebecca wanted to obtain for her
son Jacob his father's blessing. Isaac had become blind. Rebecca clothed
her son Jacob in his brother's garments and Jacob obtained his father's
blessing. Rebecca is a figure of the Virgin Mary.
The Virgin Mary,
who loves each of us as Rebecca loved Jacob, clothes us in the garments
of her firstborn son, Jesus Christ. The Virgin Mary is not the source
of God's grace, but her immaculate heart, burning with love of God,
wholly united with the heart of Christ, desires our salvation and
implores her Son Jesus Christ to clothe us with the "garment of
salvation," the grace of God. That is why, like Saint John, we can make a
place for Mary in our homes. She will be an even better mother to us
than Rebecca was to Jacob.