Mary, Mother of God, Mary: Day 136

Mary, Mother of GodAt first sight, says Blessed John Newman, calling Mary the “Mother of God” seems impossible. But its meaning is clarified when we consider the identity of her Son.The “Mother of the Creator” is a title which, of all others, we should have thought it impossible for any creature to possess. At first sight we might be tempted to say that it throws into confusion our primary ideas of the Cre- ator and the creature, the Eternal and the temporal, the Self-subsisting and the d … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Sacred Reading

This week Ave  Maria Press is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner  will receive one  copy of Sacred Prayer: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer by Douglas Leonard (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 12/11 with a winner being announced later that day.a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Holy Mary, Mary: Day 135

Holy MaryBlessed John Henry Newman examines the fundamental meaning of holiness in order to understand the title “Holy Mary.”By holiness we mean the absence of whatever sullies, dims, and degrades a rational nature; all that is most opposite and contrary to sin and guilt. In his mercy, God has communicated in various measures his great attributes to his rational creatures, and first of all, as being most necessary, holiness. Thus Adam, from the time of his creation, was gifted, over and a … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Sacred Reading

There are a multitude of resources for daily prayer on the market today. Ave Maria Press and the Apostleship of Prayer have presented readers with another option. Sacred Reading: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer is based upon the ancient practice of lectio divina. It is a useful tool that will help you understand scripture more deeply in the coming year.Each day the reader is presented with the daily Gospel reading. Built around that Gospel reading is a six-step process for prayer and … [Read more...]

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Mary, Temple of God, Mary: Day 134

Mary, Temple of GodSt. Francis of Assisi, with characteristic exuberance, sings a joyful hymn to the Virgin Mary that celebrates many of her traditional titles.Holy Virgin Mary, there is none like you among all the women born into the world! Daughter and handmaid of the heavenly Father, the almighty King, mother of our most high Lord Jesus Christ, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us to your most holy Son, our Lord and Master. Hail, holy Lady, most noble Queen, Mother of God, Mary … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Little Lamb Finds Christmas

This week Liguori Publications  is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner  will receive a copy of Little Lamb Finds Christmas by Cathy Gilmore, illustrated by Kim Wilson(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 12/097 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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