Only a miracle spared Mary’s life at Calvary, Mary: Day 333

Only a miracle spared Mary’s life at Calvary St. Alphonsus insists that when Jesus sacrificed his body on Calvary, Mary sacrificed her soul through suffering.Mary was the Queen of Martyrs not only because her martyrdom was longer than that of all others, but also because it was the greatest of all martyr- doms. But who could ever measure its greatness? Jeremiah seems unable to find anyone to whom he can compare this Mother of Sorrows, when he considers her great sufferings at the death of h … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence

When we first heard the news I believe we were all in a state of sadness. We were aware of the fragility of Mother Angelica’s health but the loss still stings. Our beloved Mother Angelica passed only a few short months ago and Raymond Arroyo delivers in a book that gives an overview of the last years of Mother’s life. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy pulls the curtain back on the silent years of Mother. Years we were not privy too. Time spent that was spent in p … [Read more...]

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Our Lady’s sorrow at the Cross, Mary: Day 332

Our Lady’s sorrow at the Cross Can we even begin to imagine the depth of sorrow that Our Lady felt as she watched her dear Son die on the cross? Blessed Henry Suso imagines her tell- ing what she experienced on that dreadful day.All the sorrow that ever could afflict a heart would be like only a drop inthe ocean compared to the unfathomable sorrow that my maternal heart at that time endured. Keep in mind that the dearer, the sweeter, the more precious the beloved one is, the more i … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence OR Discovering our Next Mission from God

This week we have two titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence by Raymond Arroyo and sponsored by publisher Image Books. (you can read the review here). A second lucky winner will receive one copy of Discovering Your Next Mission from God by Julie Onderko and sponsored by Sophia Institute Press (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 NOW and wi … [Read more...]

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Mary suffered in her Son’s suffering, Mary: Day 331

Mary suffered in her Son’s suffering St. Alphonsus observes that, just as it would be for any anguished mother seeing her child tortured and killed, Mary suffered in her soul what her Son suffered in his body.While other martyrs suffered by sacrificing their own lives, the BlessedVirgin suffered by sacrificing her Son’s life—a life that she loved far more than her own. So she not only suffered in her soul all that her Son endured in his body. In addition, the sight of her Son’s torments … [Read more...]

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Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary, Mary: Day 330

Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary St. Alphonsus imagines the scene when Jesus meets Mary as he carried the Cross to his execution.Mary goes with St. John to see Jesus on the way to Calvary. She later reveals to St. Bridget: “By the footsteps of my Son, I knew where he had passed; for along the way the ground was marked with blood.” St. Bonaventure imagines the afflicted mother taking a shorter way, and placing herself at a street corner, to meet her afflicted Son as he is passing by. Wh … [Read more...]

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