My sins are swords in Mary’s heart, Mary: Day 321

My sins are swords in Mary’s heart St. Alphonsus tells a story that reminds us how our sins are part of Our Lady’s suffering.Fr. Roviglione, of the Society of Jesus, tells how a young man had the devotion of every day visiting a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows. In it, she was represented with seven swords piercing her heart.The unfortunate youth one night committed a mortal sin. The next morn- ing, going as usual to visit the image, he saw that there were no longer only seven swords, but n … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their twelfth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of … [Read more...]

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We are the children of Mary’s sorrows, Mary: Day 320

We are the children of Mary’s sorrows St. Alphonsus reminds us that Our Lady’s cooperation in our redemption, as she suffered at the Cross, allowed her to bring us forth as her children.Blessed Simon of Cascia writes: “All who saw this mother silent at the cross, and not uttering a complaint in the midst of such great suffering, were filled with astonishment.” But if Mary’s lips were silent, her heart was not so, for she unceasingly offered the life of her Son to the divine Justice for our s … [Read more...]

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Gratitude for Mary’s sufferings, Mary: Day 319

Gratitude for Mary’s sufferings St. Alphonsus reminds us that even though Jesus’ sufferings were “more than enough to save an infinity of worlds,” Mary wished to join in his work of redemption through her own sufferings.St. Ildephonsus didn’t hesitate to assert: “To say that Mary’s sorrowswere greater than all the torments of all the martyrs together, was to say too little.” And St. Anselm adds: “The cruelest tortures inflicted on the holy martyrs were trifling, or even as nothing, in co … [Read more...]

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Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, Mary: Day 318

Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows St. Bridget of Sweden was a visionary who spoke often with the Blessed Virgin and had a deep love for her. Here she focuses on the role of Mary’s sorrows in our redemption.O Blessed Virgin Mary, immaculate Mother of God,who endured a martyrdom of love and griefbeholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus!You cooperated in the benefit of my redemptionby your countless afflictionsand by offering to the Eternal Father his only-begotten Sonas a … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: The Creed

Today, Emmaus Road Publishing sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winners will receive a copy of The Creed by Scott Hahn(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 NOW and will end 12AM EST Friday 06/10 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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