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Air Maria Series

May 23 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Follow Me

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523n ( 07min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel passage of today, telling us that regardless whether we’re the Pope or any other of the faithful, we all have the same vocation to follow Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 1) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: acts 28: 16-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 11: 4,5, and 7
Gsp: joh 21:20-25

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May 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: MYOB Spirituality

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523 ( 04min) Play – St. Cyril, in commenting on today’s Gospel, says that Christ wishes only to repress Peter’s curiosity.  In fact, if we are to make spiritual progress, we need to mortify our curiosity and pass over many things with a deaf ear. (cf. Imitation of Christ 3:44)
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 2) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:16-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 11:45, 7
Gsp: joh 21:20-25

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May 23 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Approaching Pentecost with Mary

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane exhorts us to draw closer to Mary as we approach Pentecost
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 1) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 11:1-9
Resp: psa 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30
2nd: rom 8:22-27
Gsp: joh 7:37-39

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Video – Mary and World Peace – MNOW 3

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Mary Now #3 ( 07min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle on how Cardinal Mercier led a petition among the faithful to have Pope Benedict XV declare Mary as Coredeemer, Mediatrix, and Advocate.

Ave Maria!

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May 22 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Rita and the Greatest Evil

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150522n ( 07min) Play – Father Matthias presents the story of St. Rita of Cascia, and focuses on her prayer after her husband was murdered. Her prayer was that God would prevent her sons from sinning by exacting revenge on their father’s killer, even if it meant taking their lives. Her prayer was answered, and both sons soon died from dysentery. St. Rita understood that the greatest evil is sin, that the effects of every sin are eternal, and that death is to be preferred to sin. Father then speaks of that which is necessary for the forgiveness of sin, contrition, and then tells us some traits of that real contrition which we must have for our sins.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rita of Cascia – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 25:13-21
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
Gsp: joh 21:15-19

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May 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Rita of Cascia

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150522 ( 02min) Play – St. Rita, along side of St. Jude, is the patron saint of impossible cases.  For this reason, she is extremely popular and we all, at one time or another, will have need of her powerful intercession.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rita of Cascia – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 25:13-21
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
Gsp: joh 21:15-19

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Video – Live Fatima Now – MNOW 2

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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Mary Now #2 ( 04min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle and Fatima and how we must live the message of Fatima, Now!

Ave Maria!

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Redemptoris Mater

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

 Ave Maria Meditations

From the Introduction to the Encyclical Letter of St. John Paul II: Mother of the Redeemer

The Mother of the Redeemer has a precise place in the plan of salvation, for “when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!'” (Gal. 4:4-6)

With these words of the Apostle Paul, which the Second Vatican Council takes up at the beginning of its treatment of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I too wish to begin my reflection on the role of Mary in the mystery of Christ and on her active and exemplary presence in the life of the Church. For they are words which celebrate together the love of the Father, the mission of the Son, the gift of the Spirit, the role of the woman from whom the Redeemer was born, and our own divine filiation, in the mystery of the “fullness of time.”

This “fullness” indicates the moment fixed from all eternity when the Father sent his Son “that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16). It denotes the blessed moment when the Word that “was with God…became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn. 1:1, 14), and made himself our brother. It marks the moment when the Holy Spirit, who had already infused the fullness of grace into Mary of Nazareth, formed in her virginal womb the human nature of Christ. This “fullness” marks the moment when, with the entrance of the eternal into time, time itself is redeemed, and being filled with the mystery of Christ becomes definitively “salvation time.” (more…)

May 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Strength of the Martyrs

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521n ( 06min) Play – Father gives us an overview of today’s saint and the other martyrs from the Mexican persecution under President Calles, and tells us that the martyrs preferred a clear conscience over life, and if we wish to stand strong in the face of opposition, we need to start making the right choices and be faithful even in the small things now.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521 ( 08min) Play – These Mexican martyrs have done what we, too, can do, viz., loved God with all their strength, even to the point of shedding their blood, and their neighbors for God’s sake, including their enemies, through the mediation of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Christopher and the Mexican Martyrs

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Elias on the martyrs of Mexico during the persecutions there in the 1920’s.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: In Jesus’ Name

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Homily #150520n ( 04min) Play – Father Maximilian tells that today’s liturgy reflects one of St. Bernardine’s favorite topics to preach on: the Holy Name of Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 20:28-38
Resp: psa 68:29-30, 33-35, 35-36
Gsp: joh 17:11-19

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May 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Bernardine of Siena

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Homily #150520 ( 05min) Play – Born on the birthday of Our Lady, this Marian Saint received the special care of the Mediatrix of All Graces, for the good of souls, the glory of God and the Holy Name of Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 145:1-6, 21
Gsp: joh 14:12-17

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May 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Bernadine against the World

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Homily #150520b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan relates the life of St. Bernadine of Siena and how he fought against the impurity of the world in his day by his preaching and devotions to Jesus and Mary, all of which is much needed today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 145:1-6, 21
Gsp: joh 14:12-17

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Meditation on Our Lady from St. Bernardine of Siena

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

 

Ave Maria Meditations

“From the fact of there being no mention made in the Gospel of the visit wherewith Christ consoled His Mother after His Resurrection, we are not to conclude that this most merciful Jesus, the source of all grace and consolation, Who was so anxious to gladden His disciples by His presence, forgot His Mother, Who He knew had drunk so deeply of the bitterness of His Passion. But it has pleased Divine Providence that the Gospel should be silent on this subject; and this for three reasons.

“In the first place, because of the firmness of Mary’s faith. The confidence which the Virgin-Mother had of Her Son’s rising again had never faltered, not even by the slightest doubt. This we can readily believe, if we reflect on the special grace wherewith She was filled, She the Mother of the Man-God, the Queen of the Angels, and the Mistress of the world. To a truly enlightened mind, the silence of Scripture on this subject says more than any affirmation could have done.

We have learned to know something of Mary by the visit She received from the Angel, when the Holy Ghost overshadowed Her. We met Her again at the foot of the Cross, where She, the Mother of Sorrows, stood nigh Her dying Son. If then the Apostle could say: As ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation (2 Cor. 1: 7), what share must not the Virgin-Mother have had in the joys of the Resurrection? We should hold it as a certain truth that Her most sweet Jesus, after His Resurrection, consoled Her first of all. (more…)