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Air Maria Series

The Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

The time for the institution of the august Sacrament had come. What a moment! The hour of love had struck. The mosaic Pasch was about to be consummated, the true Lamb to take the place of its figure in the old law, and the Bread of Life, the Bread from heaven, to be substituted to the manna of the wilderness. Jesus sat down at table with grave simplicity. They had to eat the new Pasch sitting down, in the repose of God. A deep silence came over them all; the apostles looked on very attentively.

Jesus became meditative. He took some bread it His holy and venerable hands, raised His eyes to heaven, gave thanks to His Father for this hour He had so desired, stretched out His hand, blessed the bread…

And while the apostles, filled with respect, dared not ask the meeting of symbols so mysterious, Jesus pronounced these beautiful words, as powerful as the creative word of God: Take ye and eat. This is my Body… drink ye all of this. This is my Blood.

The mystery of love was consummated. Jesus had fulfilled his promise. He had nothing more to give but His mortal life upon the cross. He would give it and would rise again to be our perpetual Host of propitiation, the Host of our communion, the Host of our adoration.

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Apr 01 – Homily – Fr Alan: Co-redemption or Condemnation

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Homily #150401b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Alan on the last super and the betrayal by Judas. Jesus is calling us to join Him in the sacrificial life of participating in the redemption. We need to be vigilant in prayer in order to follow this path and not fall away as Judas did.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-9
Resp: psa 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34
Gsp: mat 26:14-25

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Mar 31 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Greatest Saints or Worst Damned Souls

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Homily #150331 ( 05min) Play – Satan, Judas, and Luther all fell from great heights.  To prevent this in ourselves, we must strive daily to make spiritual progress with the Immaculate.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
Gsp: joh 13:21-33, 36-38

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Mar 31 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Judas and Sinful Thoughts

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Homily #150331b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how Judas first sinned in thought and even this alone was enough to have Satan enter his heart. Keeping this in mind, along with the great mercy God always offers us, is a powerful means to avoid Judas’ loss of faith, hope and charity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
Gsp: joh 13:21-33, 36-38

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Mar 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Is Our Love Sincere?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Homily #150330n ( 04min) Play – Father contrasts Mary Magadalene with Judas as they appear in today’s Gospel reading. In Mary we see humble, true, and self-less love, but in Judas we see a very different type of love, self-love. Let us reflect on whether in the secret of our hearts we are like Mary Magadalene or Judas.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-7
Resp: psa 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14
Gsp: joh 12:1-11

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Video – God’s Revealed Will: Part 2 – Mariology for Everyone #2

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #2 ( 17min) Play – Mariology for Everyone-Lecture Two: God’s Revealed Will and Mary, part 2

Ave Maria!

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.
It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

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Mar 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: God and Money

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Homily #150330b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the Gospel account of Jesus being anointed by Mary Magdalene with the expensive anointment which inflamed the ire of Judas Iscariot, saying it should have been sold to support the poor, but who later betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Our love of God must be greater than our love for money.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-7
Resp: psa 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14
Gsp: joh 12:1-11

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Christ Reigns From the Cross

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Homily #150329n ( 19min) Play – Father compares the gospel from the blessing of the Palms to the Passion read during Mass, and observes that in less than a week, the people went from shouting “Hosanna” to “Crucify.” The scandal of the Cross made them fall away. In this world, Our Lord reigns from the Cross, and if we are to follow Him, we must pick up our own crosses and be crucified with Him. Father presents the example of Bl. Jose Sanchez del Rio, a young boy who gave his life for “Christ the King” in Mexico less than 90 years ago. We must draw near the Cross, and be willing to swim against the current and resist the “Lord of this World.” The only persons to remain faithful to Our Lord, are those who went with Our Lady, let us go to Her so as not to wimp out when we encounter the Cross.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mar 14:1-15:47

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Alan: Staying with Our Lord

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Homily #150329b ( 11min) Play – On Palm Sunday Fr. Alan focuses on the flip-flop of the sentiment of the crowds who welcomed Our Lord with glorious exaltation as a saving king only to turn on Him by the end of the week with even His own disciples leaving him. He relates this to our own journey with Christ and how we must be vigilant and disciplined in our devotions, especially reflecting on the sufferings of Christ for our sake, and in this way avoid our own flip-flops.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mar 14:1-15:47

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Giles: Take Heed Lest Ye Fall

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Homily #150329a ( 8min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the Mass of Passion (Palm) Sunday.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mar 14:1-15:47

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Our Lady Coredemptrix

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

Jesus and Mary: these are the two dear names with which the entire plan of our salvation is entwined. This was the will of God, that as a man and the woman were the authors of our ruin, so a man and a woman should bring the salvation. As Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of mankind, Mary was destined to be that co-redemptress, for to use the phrase of Albertus Magnus, Adjutorium redemptionis.

Jesus Christ is verily the Redeemer of mankind, but He has been given to us by Mary. She is therefore of necessity our Co-redemptress. When we speak of redemption, we picture to ourselves the Divine Victim on the cross. And yet the mystery of the cross is not to be separated from the mysteries of the crib, for the evening Sacrifice of Calvary was but the completion of the morning Sacrifice of the Incarnation.

The priceless Victim offered on the cross had been prepared and fashioned in Mary’s womb. The heroines of Israel, Abigail who saved her husband, Judith who saved a city, Esther who saved her people, we’re but faint images of her who brought into the world the Savior not of a man, not of a city, not of a nation, but of the whole race: Adjutorium redemptionis.   

+Fr. Luigi Lanzoni

Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Both Believe and Follow

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Homily #150328n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on today’s Gospel, telling us that the high priests and Pharisees almost believed in Jesus, but yet rejected Him. We must both believe and follow Jesus, even to the Cross, in order to be saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:21-28
Resp: jer 31:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 11:45-57

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Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Offer Your Disturbances As A Sacrifice

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Homily #150328 ( 05min) Play – Offer everything that disturbs you, even the smallest annoyance, as a sacrifice to God, imitating Jesus Who died as a sacrifice to save you.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:21-28
Resp: jer 31:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 11:45-57

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Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Holy Week Cometh

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Homily #150328b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how today’s readings point to the coming of Holy Week and and how we should do all that we can to make this week special and so grow in holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:21-28
Resp: jer 31:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 11:45-57

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Video – New Ave Maria Finale for AirMaria – PROMO 10

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Promo #10 – ( 01min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here is a new finale or “outro” featuring the text “Ave Maria” (or Hail Mary in English) that we friars use so often. It will be used on some of our videos in the future. Feel free to let us know what you think and offer suggestions. Oh, and … Ave Maria!

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