CBB Giveaway – Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation

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This week Dynamic Catholic sponsors their first CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation by Matthew Kelly (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 8/214 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Our poverty has made you rich, Mary!, Mary: Day 023

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Our poverty has made you rich, Mary!Blessed Henry Suso is confident of Mary’s willingness to show him compas- sion, because she became the Mother of God precisely for that purpose.Consider, mild Queen, consider, chosen one, how you derive all your merits from us poor sinners. What was it that made you the Mother of God, that made you a jewel box in which the Eternal Wisdom came to rest? O Lady, it was the sins of us poor mortals!How could you be called a mother of graces and c … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation

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Many of us likely feel we have a pretty good relationship with our savior Jesus Christ. Well….you’re probably wrong. Not that we are to blame, we may not even know it. If you open Matthew Kelly’s latest book Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation, you will find out pretty quickly that we have room for improvement. Thankfully Matthew gives us the tools to make it happen.The book is broken into forty chapters. As stated in the beginning of the book you can either read it from cover to cover as you wou … [Read more...]

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Through Mary, peace is restored to the world, Mary: Day 022

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Through Mary, peace is restored to the worldSt. Cyril of Alexandria was the great champion of the title “Mother of God” as a way of affirming that her Son was truly God. This hymn to Our Lady celebrates her role as expressed in that title.Glory be to you, holy Mother of God, masterpiece of the universe, brilliant star, glory of virginity, scepter of faith, indestructible temple inhabited by him whom immensity cannot contain, Virgin Mother of him who, blessed forever, comes to us in the n … [Read more...]

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Mary, mother of the recreated world, Mary: Day 021

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Mary, mother of the recreated worldThe creation of God the Father was deadened by human sin. But by becom- ing a Man, born of the Virgin Mary, God the Son restored that creation. St. Anselm observes that as God is the Father of the created world, Mary is the mother of the recreated world.Blessed Lady! Sky and stars, earth and rivers, day and night—every- thing that’s subject to the power or use of the human race—rejoice that through you they are in some sense restored to their lost beaut … [Read more...]

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Divine graces come through Mary’s hands, Mary Day: 020

Divine graces come through Mary’s handsSince all graces are the fruits of Christ’s redemptive work, St. Alphonsus reasons, they are contained in the treasure that God entrusted to Mary.The Mother of God made a tremendous sacrifice of her Son for the salvation of the world. Because of the great merit she acquired by this sacrifice, which she made to God, she was rightly called by St. Augustine “the repairer of the human race”; by St. Epiphanius, “the redeemer of captives”; by St. Anselm, “ … [Read more...]

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