This blog was started on July 21st, 2015, after my Mary, Our Mother blog had mysteriously disappeared. I will post only Marian items, especially regarding Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions. Thank you for reading this blog. May it give great glory to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Son Came Into the World as the Redeemer
“The Son Came Into the World as the Redeemer” – April 15, 1951 Message of the Lady of All Nations
The Loincloth I see that great bright light again. Very slowly the Lady comes forth from that light, and then she is standing before me clearly. The Lady is not yet saying anything, but looking at me with a smile. This lasts for a while, and then she begins to speak. The Lady says, “Child, look carefully once more.”
The Lady now points at the sash wrapped around her waist; I have to look at it carefully. The Lady says, “You have described everything correctly. You are on the right path. But look carefully at this cloth once more.”
Now I see the Lady remove the cloth from her waist. It is a very long cloth, and she lets me see how she wraps it around herself. With her left hand she holds one end, and with her right hand she wraps that cloth twice around her waist until reaching…
The Cradle of Redeeming Love, The Theology of the Christmas Mystery: Review
For many years I have been fascinated and edified by the writings of Professor John Saward. He is a convert from Anglicanism in whose every page one can see that he has passed over into the fullness of Catholicism. Indeed, he is a man who is so profoundly steeped in the Catholic Tradition that he is able to draw with ease from virtually all of the major eras of its two thousand years of development.
Precisely for this reason I was delighted to learn of his latest book which he intends as a sequel to Redeemer in the Womb. That first volume, he tells us, was an Advent book, a study of the nine months that God-made-man spent in His Blessed Mother’s womb.
The second goes on to consider the Nativity and Epiphany of the Lord; it is a systematic theology of the Christmas mystery, the first to be…
We here present “Heaven Speaks to Those Who Do Not Know Jesus” as a special Christmas gift from Jesus to anyone you may know among family members, friends, fellow workers, or acquaintances who does not know the Lord, and to whom you could peacefully perform the salvific role of introducing them to their Savior.
The “Heaven Speaks” series constitutes locutions of Jesus which are transmitted through “Anne,” a lay apostle who presently lives in Ireland, and who spreads these messages with the approval of her local Bishop, the Most Rev. Leo O’Reilly of the diocese of Kilmore, as well as in complete obedience to the Vatican Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, to whom all messages have been submitted.
It is my personal conviction that the locutions received by Anne are of supernatural origin and are in complete conformity with the norms for authentic private revelation as used by the…
Mary’s Virginity During the Birth of Jesus: The Catholic Church’s Perennial Tradition
Unfortunately, there has been some recent confusion about the dogmatic teaching of Mary’s Virginity during the birth of Jesus, one of the three essential aspects of Our Lady’s Virginity, which was defined by Pope St. Martin I in 649 at the First Lateran Council. This second Marian Dogma, Our Lady’s Virginity before, during , and after the birth of Jesus, has always included the traditional patristic and magisterial understanding that Mary gave “miraculous birth” to Jesus (in the words of Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, 1943), without any violation to her physical, external virginity. As the Fathers of the Church explained, as “light passes through glass without harming the glass”, so Jesus was born with Mary’s Virginity “in tact”, that is with the preservation of her physical virginity, so that the Perfect Virgin would be an example of Christian virginity, in heart and in body, for all later Christians called to the special vocation of Christian virginity.
With the celebration of First Vespers of the First Sunday in Advent we are beginning a new liturgical year. In singing the Psalms together, we have raised our hearts to God, placing ourselves in the spiritual attitude that marks this season of grace: “vigilance in prayer” and “exultation in praise” (cf. Roman Missal, Advent Preface, II/A).
Taking as our model Mary Most Holy, who teaches us to live by devoutly listening to the Word of God, let us reflect on the short Bible Reading just proclaimed.
It consists of two verses contained in the concluding part of the First Letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians (I Thes 5:23-24). The first expresses the Apostle’s greeting to the community: the second offers, as it were, the guarantee of its fulfillment.
Mrs. Janie Garza, a visionary from Austin Texas, has received permission from her bishop to continue her work of prayer, preaching, and suffering for the families of the world. On December 8, 2015, Our Lady, who appears as “Mother of Compassion and Love” gave the following message regarding the Year of Mercy and our proper spiritual disposition in preparing for Christmas –Ed.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2015
Dear Children, Today as you honor your heavenly Mother as the Immaculate Conception I invite you to draw closer to me and trust in my powerful intercession. I want you dear children to allow God to fill your hearts to be the manger where my Son Jesus will be born. Pray much and prepare well. Do not allow any distractions of the past or painful memories to keep you from receiving my Son with filial love.
In 1756, Miguel Cabrera, the most famous colonial artist of the day, examined the tilma and reported:
I believe that the most talented and careful painter, if he sets himself to copy this Sacred Image on a canvas of this poor quality, without using sizing, and attempting to imitate the four media employed, would at last after great and wearisome travail, admit that he had not succeeded. And this can be clearly verified in the numerous copies that have been made with the benefit of varnish, on the most carefully prepared canvases, and using only one medium, oil, which offers the greatest facility; and of these, I am clearly persuaded, that until now there has not been one which is a perfect reproduction as the best, placed beside the original, evidently shows.
Coredemption in the Apparitions of Our Lady at Guadalupe, Lourdes and Fatima
First of all, let me say it is a great joy for this paper to be presented at the site of Our Lady’s apparitions to St. Bernadette in 1858, wherein she revealed herself to be the Immaculate Conception. It is especially fitting since the basic premise of this paper on Our Lady’s coredemption in the three apparitions of Guadalupe, Lourdes and Fatima is that these apparitions reveal that the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Motherhood of God the Son, and of us, is not meant to be construed by us as a mere sentimental abstraction. Rather, heaven wishes to convey to us in these apparitions that Mary’s Motherhood of God and her spiritual Motherhood of us are at the very heart of the Blessed Trinity’s work of redemption of the entire created order. In other words, the Divine Maternity of God the Son and the spiritual maternity of you and me are, in their very nature and essence, coredemptive. Our Lady is Co-redemptrix because she is Mother of God the Son, the Divine Redeemer of the entire created order. She is likewise Co-redemptrix because she is the true Mother of all the living because Jesus Christ, her Divine Son, is Life himself and the Divine Savior of all humanity.
“Dear children! Today I am calling all of you: pray for my intentions. Peace is in danger, therefore, little children, pray and be carriers of peace and hope in this restless world where Satan is attacking and tempting in every way. Little children, be firm in prayer and courageous in faith. I am with you and intercede before my Son Jesus for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”