CBB Review – A Year with Mary: Daily Meditations on the Mother of God

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Saint Benedict Press and Paul Thigpen have recently released yet another volume in their “A Year with” series. Thus far I have reviewed A Year With the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God by Paul Thigpen. We have also just finished daily posts from Mike Aquilina’s A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living. This year we have A Year with Mary: Daily Meditations on the Mother of God. This is a fine addition to the series and one we will be working through dail … [Read more...]

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The Old Testament foreshadowed Mary, Mary: Day 008

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The Old Testament foreshadowed MarySt. John of Damascus provides multiple examples of the Old Testament foreshadowing of Mary.Inexhaustible goodness of God! Boundless goodness! He who called what did not exist into existence, and filled heaven and earth, whose throne is heaven, and whose footstool is the earth—he has made the womb of his own servant a spacious dwelling place, and in it the mystery of mysteries is accomplished. Being God, he becomes Man, and is marvelously brought forth w … [Read more...]

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Mary is more spacious than Noah’s ark, Mary: Day 007

Mary is more spacious than Noah’s arkThough Noah’s ark foreshadowed Mary, St. Alphonsus notes, she’s even more accommodating than that huge ship!Mary has been called an ark more spacious than that of Noah. For only two animals of every kind were brought into the ark of Noah. But under the mantle of Mary, the righteous and sinners all find their place. This was one day revealed to St. Gertrude in a vision. She saw a multitude of wild beasts, such as lions and leopards, who took refuge unde … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Rugged Rosary

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This week I am once again running a special second giveaway. Cord Bands LLC is the sponsor of this giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one of their Rugged Rosaries specifically the Glendalough Celtic Rosary. (you can read my Rugged Rosary review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! EST and will end 12 AM EST 8/04 with a winner being announced later that day. Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Rugged Rosaries

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Recently I had an opportunity to check out a unique source for rosaries. You may have seen their advertisements on Facebook. I’m talking about CordBands LLC and their creation Rugged Rosaries. After having my hands on one of these, and using it, I can tell you these rosaries are impressive and a real conversation piece.I was sent one of these for review, in particular the Rattlesnake version. They are called rugged for a reason. Each of these rosaries is made with military 550 paracord. This … [Read more...]

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Mary foreshadowed by Noah’s dove and the rainbow, Mary: Day 006

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Mary foreshadowed by Noah’s dove and the rainbowThe Fathers of the Church began a long tradition of discovering in the Old Testament figures and events that foreshadow Mary. Here, St. Alphonsus tells how earlier theologians saw Noah’s dove as her symbol.Mary was foreshadowed by the dove that returned to Noah in the ark with an olive branch in its beak as a pledge of the peace that God granted to men (see Gn 8:11). With this in mind, St. Bonaventure addresses our Blessed Lady this way: “Yo … [Read more...]

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