Mary, the Awesome Virgin, Mary: Day 150

Mary, the Awesome VirginThe awe that is struck in human hearts by angelic visitors cannot compare to the awe and wonder we should feel in Mary’s presence. Blessed John Henry Newman tells why.The holy Daniel, when St. Gabriel appeared to him, “fainted away, and lay in a consternation, with his face close to the ground” (see Dan 8:17). When this great archangel came to Zechariah, the father of St. John the Baptist, he too was troubled, and fear fell upon him (see Lk 1:12). But it was otherw … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Keeping Mary Close

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This week Servant Books is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner  will receive one copy of Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady Through the Ages by Mike Aquilina and Father Frederick Gruber (you can read my 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 12 AM EST 12/25 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted, Mary: Day 149

Mary, Consoler of the AfflictedBlessed John Henry Newman explains that Mary can console us in adversity because she herself has suffered affliction. She knows especially the hardships of dealing with difficult people.St. Paul says that his Lord comforted him in all his tribulations, so that he also might be able to comfort those who are in distress, by the encouragement which he received from God (see 2 Cor 1:4). This is the secret of true consola- tion: Those are able to comfort others … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Keeping Mary Close

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The faithful of the Church have held a special place of honor for Mary for centuries. This began in the very early years of the Church and continues today. In their new book Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the Ages, co-authors Mike Aquilina and Father Frederick Gruber take a close look at how devotion to Mary developed. They focus on the early Church Fathers and practices of the early Christians to show readers the evidence that Mary has always held a special place in the hearts … [Read more...]

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Mary, Our Lady of Victory, Mary: Day 148

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Mary, Our Lady of VictoryMary isn’t just our mother and queen; she’s a mighty warrior who fights the powers of darkness on our behalf. Her humble obedience to God has over- thrown Satan’s arrogant revolt.O Queen of Angels, Bane of Devils! The proud spirits of wickedness were humiliated by your perfect humility; their rebellion was scattered by your perfect obedience. Your fiat overthrew Eve’s baleful consent to the ancient Serpent, crushing his head, exposing his deceits, and healing … [Read more...]

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CBB Media Giveaway – Apologetics for the New Evangelization

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Saint Joseph Communications is back to sponsor another media giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of the 6 CD set, Apologetics for the New Evangelization by Tim Staples (you can read my 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 12 AM EST 12/23 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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