Monday, October 18, 2010

[MaryVitamin] St. Luke


Mary Vitamin for October 18th
Topic: The Evangelist of Mary -- St.  Luke
Feast October 18
Fr. Stefano Manelli,
"St. Luke is the true artist of the Virgin Mary."
All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed
, (Academy of the Immaculate: 1989),123.
"According to tradition, St. Luke was the first person to complete three pictures of the holy Mother of God carrying the Child of God in her arms. He showed them to the Holy Virgin for approval, while she was still alive. She received these holy pictures joyfully and said: 'May the grace of Him to whom I gave birth be within them!' Later, St. Luke made pictures of the Holy Apostles and bestowed upon the Church this pious and holy tradition of venerating the icons of Christ and His Saints."
A Moment With Mary posted this quote from Orthodox Monastery
"Moreover, a very ancient inscription was found in a vault near the Church of St. Mary in via Lata in Rome, in which it is said of a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary discovered there, 'One of the seven painted by St. Luke.' Three or four such pictures are still in being; the principal is that placed by Paul V in the Barghesian chapel in St. Mary Major."

Enchiridion of Indulgences
"A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who with the veneration due the divine word make a spiritual reading from Sacred Scripture. A plenary indulgence is granted, if this reading is continued for at least one half an hour." #50
Today I will read (or listen to) some of St. Luke's gospel.
Marian Vow:
Father Stefano Manelli, FI
"We should be grateful to him because he has sketched for us the sober, lovely features of our Lady, recounting for us those important episodes that illumine the ineffable mystery of the Incarnation. As a diligent and faithful historian, he carefully researched the events and stories reported in his Gospel, thus guaranteeing that what we read truly occurred and is solidly documented."
All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed, (Academy of the Immaculate: 1989),123.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.


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