Mary, Help of Christians, Mary: Day 144

Mary, Help of ChristiansThis popular traditional prayer appeals to Mary under her title “Help of Christians.” The prayer’s scope is universal, asking for her help not just in personal affairs, but also for the Pope, the whole Church, the conversion of sinners, and even the souls in purgatory.O Mother of Mercy, Help of Christians, most faithful minister of divine providence, treasurer of all graces, remember that never in the world has it been heard that you have left without comfort any … [Read more...]

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Mary, Virgin of Virgins, Mary: Day 143

Mary, Virgin of VirginsSt. Alphonsus presents Mary to us as the model of chastity and purity.Ever since the fall of Adam, when the bodily senses became rebels against reason, chastity is of all the virtues the one most difficult to practice. St. Augustine notes: “Of all the combats in which we’re engaged, the most severe are those of chastity. Its battles take place daily, but victory is rare.”May God be ever praised, however, who in Mary has given us a great exam- ple of this virtu … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Rosary Meditations set

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This week Catholic Word publishing group for Caritas Press, is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner  will receive one  6 book set of  Rosary Meditations: A Father's Heart, A Mother's Bouquet, A Children's Treasure, Generations of Love, Amazing Love, A Servant's Heart (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 12/18 with a winner being announced lat … [Read more...]

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Mary, House of Gold, Mary: Day 142

Mary, House of GoldThe traditional Marian title “House of Gold” may seem an unlikely one. But Blessed John Henry Newman explains why it’s fitting for the beautiful, precious mother in whom God chose to make his home.Why is Mary called “House of Gold”? Gold is the most beautiful, the most valuable, of all metals. Silver, copper, and steel may in their way be made good to the eye, but nothing is so rich, so splendid, as gold. We have few oppor- tunities of seeing it in any quantity; but an … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Caritas Press Rosary Meditation books

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Caritas Press has recently released a six book series of rosary meditations for the entire family. There is a book for fathers, mothers, grandparents, children, teenagers and altar servers. For this review a member of our family took one of the books to write about.A Father’s Heart: Rosary Meditations for Dads reviewed by PeteFather Doug Lorigpresents fathers with a series of meditations that takes the mysteries of the rosary and effectively ties them to the everyday challenges of f … [Read more...]

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Mary, Mother of Mercy, Mary: Day 141

Mary, Mother of MercySt. Alphonsus explains why it seems that Mary has no other desire or concern than to grant us mercy.A demon-possessed person was once being exorcised, and the exorcist questioned the demon about what Mary did. The demon replied, “She descends and ascends.” By this it meant that this benevolent Lady is constantly descend- ing from heaven to bring graces to men, and re-ascending to obtain the divine favor for our prayers. With good reason, then, St. Andrew Avellino use … [Read more...]

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