The mother of the King is a Queen, Mary: Day 284

The mother of the King is a Queen The universal queenship of Mary, St. Alphonsus reasons, is implied by the universal kingship of her Son.As the glorious Virgin Mary has been raised to the dignity of mother of the King of kings, it is not without reason that the Church honors her, and wishes her to be honored by all, with the glorious title of Queen. “If the Son is a King,” says an ancient writer, “the one who begot him is rightly and truly considered a queen and sovereign.”“No sooner ha … [Read more...]

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The Blessed Virgin enters the heavenly temple, Mary: Day 283

The Blessed Virgin enters the heavenly temple St. John of Damascus celebrates Mary’s new and fitting home in heaven.Today the holy Virgin of Virgins is presented in the heavenly temple. Today the sacred and living Ark of the living God, who conceived her Creator himself, takes up her abode in the temple of God not made by hands.David, her forefather, rejoices. Angels and archangels are in jubilation, angelic powers exult, the angelic choirs of principalities and dominations, virtues and … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: When You Suffer and 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila

This week Emmaus Road Publishing and Servant Books sponsor the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of 30 Days with Teresa of Avila edited by Dan Burke (you can read the review here) and one copy of When You Suffer by Jeff Cavins (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 05/06 with a winner being announced later that day. a Raf … [Read more...]

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Mary’s family greets her in heaven, Mary: Day 282

Mary’s family greets her in heaven St. Alphonsus imagines the scene when Mary’s saintly family members come to greet her upon her arrival in heaven.When she enters heaven at her assumption, Mary is greeted by   her family. St. Zachary and St. Elizabeth come and thank her for her loving visit, with such great humility and charity, in their home. By it they received treasures of grace. St. John the Baptist comes with even greater affection to thank her for having sanctified him by her voice. I … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: When You Suffer

Suffering is an expected part of our humanity. With a proper understanding of how to approach and deal with pain and suffering we have a golden opportunity to draw closer to God. Jeff Cavins provides readers with a guide on how to handle suffering in his latest book When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding.In the early parts of the book Jeff details the two kinds of suffering which are physical and moral. Drawing heavily from St. John Paul II's apostolic letter Salvifici … [Read more...]

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The saints welcome Mary into heaven, Mary: Day 281

The saints welcome Mary into heaven The angels weren’t the only citizens of heaven to welcome Mary when she arrived there; the saints of all the ages came to honor her as well. St. Alphon- sus imagines the scene.The angels have welcomed Mary at her assumption into heaven. Nowall the saints in paradise at that time come to welcome her and salute her as their queen. All the holy virgins come: “The maidens saw her and called her blessed; the queens . . . and they praised her” (see Sg 6:9). … [Read more...]

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