Holy Name of Mary …

Alessandro Allori, Hail Mary or The Annunciation c.1603

... I hate it when my writing gets so self absorbed I forget to mention what's worth mentioning. The important stuff.Today was the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. And what about Her name?In accordance with Jewish custom our Lady’s parents named her eight days after her birth, and were inspired to call her Mary. The Hebrew name of Mary (in Latin Domina) means lady or sovereign; this Mary is in virtue of her Son’s sovereign authority as Lord of the World. We cal … [Read more...]