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Archive for May, 2011

May 31 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Visit of Charity

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Homily #110531 ( 11min) Play – On this Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Dominic preaches on serving and the practice of charity, exemplified by the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: zep 3:14-18
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:3956

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The Visitation: Mary’s Generosity and Spirit of Service

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zachariah and greeted Elizabeth.

Our Lady puts all she has at God’s disposal. In an instant, all her personal plans – and no doubt she had many – were discarded so that she could do everything God wanted her to. She made no excuses, had no reservations. From the very first moment, Jesus is the one great ideal of her life. 

Throughout her life on earth Our Lady showed limitless generosity. Among the few episodes of the Gospel that refer to her, two of them speak directly of her attention to the wants of others. She generously gave of her time to look after her cousin St Elizabeth until the birth of her son, John, and she was solicitous for the well-being of the young couple and their guests at the wedding reception in Cana of Galilee.  Such attitudes were second nature to her. Her neighbors in Nazareth would have much to tell us about Mary’s innumerable little services to them in their everyday lives.

 The Blessed Virgin never thought of herself, but of others. She did her household chores with the greatest simplicity and happiness while maintaining the deepest interior recollection, for she knew that God was within her. In Elizabeth’s house everything was sanctified by Our Lady and the Child she carried in her womb. 

In Mary we confirm the truth that generosity is a virtue of great souls, who know how to find their reward in the act of giving: you received without pay, give without pay.  A generous person knows how to be loving and understanding and how to give material help ­without demanding love, understanding or help in return. He gives and forgets he has given, and in this lies his riches. He has understood that it is better to give than to receive.  He realizes that to love is in its essence to give oneself to others. Far from being an instinctive inclina­tion, love is a conscious decision of the will to draw close to other people. To be able to love truly it is important to be detached from everything and, especially, from self, to give gratuitously … This detachment from self is the source of a balanced personality. It is the secret of happiness. (more…)

Don Dolindo Ruotolo – School of Mary – Day #31: The Offering of One?s Heart to Mary

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Day #31: The Offering of One?s Heart to Mary

THE SOUL: O Mary, O my dear Mother, (more…)

May 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Mary’s Triumphant Queenship

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Homily #110531 ( 04min) Play – For the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Fr. Angelo preaches on how Mary’s queenship rests on Christ’s Kingship. This is both by right as Mother, Immaculately Conceived, and by conquest by standing at the foot of the Cross and suffering with her Son.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 2 – Form: EF,
Readings:

1st: sir 24:5-31
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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May 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Bl. Baptista Varani

Monday, May 30th, 2011
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Homily #110530 ( 04min) Play – Blessed Baptista Varani is an example of one choosing the better part. Though you may live among the cares of the world, it is still possible to a certain decree to live the better part.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Bl. Baptista Varano – Opt Mem – Form: OF

Readings: Monday 6th Week of Easter

1st: act 16:11-15

Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9

Gsp: joh 15:26-16:4

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Don Dolindo Ruotolo – School of Mary – Day #30: The Presence of God

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Day #30: The Presence of God

MARY: Wherever you turn, God sees you! Whether you ascend into the heavens, whether you sink into the abyss, God always sees you! He sees you, but his glance is infinite love because he is present to sustain your life, to help you, (more…)

May 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Cling to the Words of Jesus

Sunday, May 29th, 2011
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Homily #110529 ( 14min) Play – This is what we have to do through all our spiritual life – cling to the Words of Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form – Sunday 6th Week of Easter
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Responsorial Psalm: 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20
2nd Reading: 1Peter 3:15-18
Gospel: John 14:15-21

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Don Dolindo Ruotolo – School of Mary – Day #29: Death

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Day #29: Death

THE SOUL: I am full of life and it seems as if I will never have to die. Fantastic! I want earthly joys; however, (more…)

Don Dolindo Ruotolo – School of Mary – Day #28: The Goodness of God in Forgiveness

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Day #28: The Goodness of God in Forgiveness

MARY: Do you want to give yourself an idea of the goodness of God and the hardness of creatures? (more…)

May 28 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Don’t Expect Applause

Saturday, May 28th, 2011
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Homily #110528 ( 06min) Play – Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the need to follow Christ and to not expect the world to appreciate your discipleship.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Easter – – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: act 16:1-10
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 5
Gsp: joh 15:18-21

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Our Lady, Co-redemptrix

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

Mary, Co-redemptrix with Christ: The meaning of pain.

 Old Simeon, having blessed the young couple, turned to Mary and, inspired by the Holy Spirit, opened her eyes to the sufferings her Son would have to undergo and to the sword of sorrow that would pierce her soul. Pointing to Jesus, he said: Behold, this child is set for the ~ and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

 

Commenting on this, St Bernard says: The time will come when Jesus will not be offered in the temple nor in the arms of Simeon, but outside the city walls on the arms of a cross. The time will come when he will not be ransomed with money but will himself redeem others, with his own blood, for God the Father has sent him as a ransom for his people. The suffering of his Mother, the sword that will pierce her soul, will have as their only cause the agony of her Son, his persecution and death, the uncertainty about when these things will happen, and the resistance to the grace of the Redemption, which will be the ruin of many. Mary’s destiny is bound up with that of Jesus, in its operation, and without any other possible reason.  

The joy of the Redemption and the pain of the Cross are inseparable in the lives of Jesus and Mary, as if God, through his most beloved creatures in the world, wished to show us that happiness is to be found close to the Cross. Right from the start then, the lives of Our Lord and of his Mother are stamped with the sign of the Cross. To the joy of the first Christmas is soon added privation and anxiety. From these first moments Mary already knows the pain that awaits her. And when her hour comes she will contemplate the Passion and Death of her Son with neither reproach nor complaint: Suffering as no mother could ever suffer, Mary will accept her pain in peace of mind, for she knows its redemptive significance. (more…)

Don Dolindo Ruotolo – School of Mary – Day #27: The Medicine of the Soul

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Day #27: The Medicine of the Soul

THE SOUL: Even with so many means of sanctification and salvation, I recognize, unfortunately, that I am weak and empty. (more…)

May 27 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St Bede, Study and Prayer

Friday, May 27th, 2011
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Homily #110527 ( 08min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the life of St. Bede the Venerable who lived in northern England in the 7th Century. He fostered the study of the Fathers of the Church at the very end of the age of the Fathers and so laid the scholarly foundation for the great scholastic age of the doctors to come.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bede the Venerable, Confessor, Doctor – 3 Class – Form: EF, In Medio Ecclesiae
Readings:

1st: 2ti 4:1-8
Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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Video – Mission Down Under #16: Divine Mercy Procession 2011

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Fr. Joseph Michael participates in the 3rd annual Divine Mercy Procession from St. Michael’s Cathedral in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Marian Hills, Tarcutta, NSW.

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Video – World in Danger – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts115

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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MaryCast Specials #115 ( 10min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle discusses how the particular dangers of our current times explains the importance that Our Lady gives to her messages given 60 years ago. They forewarn of our current dangers and worse dangers to come and she also gives the remedy as well.

To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com

Ave Maria!

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