Mary adores Jesus’ wounds, Mary: Day 340

Mary adores Jesus’ wounds St. Alphonsus imagines Mary’s grief as she holds her Son’s lifeless body.Devout souls, listen to what the sorrowful Mary says on the day of her Son’s death: “My beloved children, I don’t want you to try to console me. No, for my soul is no longer capable of consolation in this world after the death of my dear Jesus.” My sovereign Lady, since you won’t be consoled, and you have so great a thirst for sufferings, I must tell you: Even with the death of your Son, your s … [Read more...]

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Grieving with Mary in her final two sorrows, Mary: Day 339

Grieving with Mary in her final two sorrows Pope Pius VII approved for the use of the faithful a series of “Seven Prayers in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” In this final portion of the devotion, we grieve with Mary in her final two sorrows.I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your com-passionate heart when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance and his heart was pierced before his body was removed from the cross. Dear Mother, by your hea … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: The Storm OR The Ear of the Heart

This week we have two titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope by James Toups and sponsored by publisher Hope and Life Press (you can read the review here). A second lucky winner will receive one copy of The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows by Mother Dolores Hart and sponsored by Carmel Communications, marketing firm for Ignatius Press (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my give … [Read more...]

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Grieving with Mary in her first five sorrows, Mary: Day 338

Grieving with Mary in her first five sorrows Pope Pius VII approved for the use of the faithful a series of “Seven Prayers in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” In this first portion of the devotion, we grieve with Mary in her first five sorrows.I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tenderheart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the hol … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope

In his book The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope, author James A. Toups recalls the various challenges and storms (figurative and sometimes literal) in his life that have made him the man he is today. The book is more than simply a journey through his own life however. James' storms (challenges) in life are relative to us all. I'm certain as you read this book you will find some familiar situations.“Within the covers of this book are memories that give glimpses of the world through t … [Read more...]

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Mary suffered martyrdom without relief, Mary: Day 337

Mary suffered martyrdom without relief St. Alphonsus observes that Marys’ martyrdom was more severe than that of the other martyrs, not just because it was longer and more intense, but because she suffered it without relief.Here we must reflect on another circumstance that rendered the mar-tyrdom of Mary beyond all comparison greater than the torments of all the mar- tyrs: In the passion of Jesus she not only suffered much; she suffered without the least relief. The martyrs suffered u … [Read more...]

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