The Apostles grieve to know Mary will leave them, Mary, Day: 270

The Apostles grieve to know Mary will leave them Who could fully appreciate the sorrow that the Apostles must have felt when they realized that Mary was leaving them? St. Alphonsus imagines the scene.Many authors assert that, before Mary’s death, the Apostles and many disciples who were scattered in different parts of the world were miraculously assembled in her room. When she saw all her dear children in her presence, she addressed them: “My beloved children, through love for you and to hel … [Read more...]

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The saints vie for Mary’s presence, Mary: Day 269

The saints vie for Mary’s presence St. John of Damascus imagines how, at the time of Our Lady’s departure from this world, the saints in heaven vied with the saints still on earth for her presence with them.At Mary’s death, Adam and Eve, our first parents, opened their lipsto exclaim: “You blessed daughter of ours, who removed the penalty of our disobedience! You inherited from us a mortal body, but you have won for us immortality. You received your nature from us, and now you have given … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: The Walls Are Talking

This week Carmel Communication marketing firm for Ignatius Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories (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 04/22 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Jesus gives Mary his Body one last time on earth, Mary: Day 268

Jesus gives Mary his Body one last time on earth St. Alphonsus, like St. John of Damascus, imagines a conversation between Jesus and Mary when she is about to die. He sees her receiving Holy Com- munion from the hands of her Son.The death of Mary was at hand. The angels came in choirs to meether, as if to be ready for the great triumph with which they were to accompany her to paradise. Mary was indeed consoled at the sight of these holy spirits. But she wasn’t fully consoled, because s … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Walls Are Talking

In the pro-life debate both sides of the argument have become very good at catchy slogans. As with any task we partake in there are times where we need a reminder of what the root cause of our efforts are. Former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson provides a book that gets to the heart of the abortion industry. The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories is a difficult but necessary read. What you will find in this book is the … [Read more...]

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Jesus comes to embrace Mary as she dies, Mary: Day 267

Jesus comes to embrace Mary as she dies St. John of Damascus imagines a conversation between Mary and Jesus as she prepares for her assumption.As Mary was about to die, the King was there to receive with a divine embrace the holy, undefiled, and stainless soul of his mother, now on her way home. We can imagine what she might have said:“Into your hands, my Son, I commend my spirit. Receive my soul, which is so dear to you, which you kept spotless. I give my body to you, not to the earth. … [Read more...]

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