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Helen Dilworth

Mary Vitamin – Scourging at the Pillar

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Mary Vitamin

Mary Vitamin for July 28th

Topic: The Second Sorrowful Mystery – Scourging at the Pillar
In honor of the Month of the Precious Blood

Quote:
[Pilate said] “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves.” And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.” Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus scourged, he handed him over to be crucified. MT 27:24-26 (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Ceaseless Prayer and the Rosary

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Ceaseless prayer and the Rosary

Quote:
?At San Giovanni Rotondo one used to have an idea of Our Lady?s ceaseless prayer, by watching Bl. Pio of Pietrelcina as he prayed hour after hour in the choir, in his cell, in the garden, in the corridors, by day and by night, reciting about a hundred Rosaries. If a man could pray so much, what must have been the Mother of God?s capacity for prayer?? – Father Stefano Manelli, FI (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Holy Rosary, The Pope, and October

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Holy Rosary, The Pope, and October

Quote:
“What actually is the Rosary? A compedium of the Gospel. It brings us back again and again to the most important scenes of Christ’s life, almost as if to let us ‘breathe’ his mystery. The Rosary is the privileged path to contemplation. It is, so to speak, Mary’s way. Is there anyone who knows and loves Christ better?” – John Paul II (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Our Lady, St Michael and St Francis

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Our Lady, St. Michael and St. Francis

Quote:
?Even St. Michael, as St. Augustine says, although the prince of the heavenly court, is the most zealous in honoring [the Blessed Virgin Mary] and causing her to be honored, and is always anxiously awaiting the honor of going at her bidding to render service to some one of her servants.? – St. Louis de Montfort (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Morning Offering

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Morning Offering

Quote:
?[I]t seemed to me that the person of the Father drew me to Himself and spoke these pleasant words. ? I gave you my Son, and the Holy Spirit, and this Blessed Virgin. What can you give to me?? – St. Teresa of Avila (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Our Lady of La Salette & Daily Prayer

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Our Lady of La Salette & Daily Prayer

Quote:
?Do you say your prayers properly, my children? Oh! my children, you must say them, morning and evening. When you can do no more, say a Pater and an Ave Maria; and when you have the time to do better, you will say more.? – The Blessed Virgin Mary at La Salette (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Confession & The Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Confession & The Blessed Virgin Mary

Quote:
?Thus it often happened that, whilst the Divine Child was sheltered in the arms of His Mother and felt neither wind nor cold, she herself suffered severely from their effects.? – Ven. Mary of Agreda (more…)

Mary Vitamin: The Birth of Mary

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Birth of Mary

Quote:
?As the dawn is a cause of joy after the darkness and gloom of night, so was the birth of Mary.? – St. Alphonsus di Liguori (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Mary as the New Ark of the Covenant

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Mary as the New Ark of the Covenant

Quote:
?The Virgin?s singular and magnificence triumph, her innocence her exceptional purity and sanctity, her immunity from every stain of sin, and finally her inexpressible richness and greatness in every grace, her virtues, and celestial privileges the holy Fathers contemplated: in the ark of Noah, which built by command of God remained completely secure and intact in the midst of great disaster?? – Pope Pius IX (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The ?Woman? of the Bible and Our Mother

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The ?Woman? of the Bible and Our Mother

Quote:
?[Mary] is the real, physical Mother of the Messiah; she is the real mystical Mother of the Church, the new people of God. This is the thread, that, without a break in continuity, starts with Genesis and reaches to Revelation, passing through Cana and Calvary.? – Father Stefano Manelli (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Feast of the Assumption

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Feast of the Assumption with St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Quote:
?How can I, a miserable creature remain wearing a crown of earthly dignity when I see my King, Jesus Christ crowned with thorns.? – St. Elizabeth of Hungary (more…)

Mary Vitamin – Moments of Prayer with Our Lady

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: Moments of Prayer with Our Lady

Quote:
?When you are tempted turn your eyes to Mary and cry out, ?O Mary, my dear Mother, help me!? – St John Bosco (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Portiuncula Indulgence – Our Lady of the Angels

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Portiuncula Indulgence – Our Lady of the Angels (August 2nd)

Quote:
?[St. Francis] embraced the Mother of Our Lord Jesus with indescribable love because, as he said, it was she who made the Lord of majesty our brother, and through her we found mercy. After Christ, he put all his trust in her and took her as his patroness for himself and his friars.” – St. Bonaventure (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of the Cross
(In honor of the month of the Precious Blood)

Quote:
?Then therefore [Pontius Pilate] delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.? – John 19:16-17 (more…)

Mary Vitamin – The Third Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Mary Vitamin

Topic: The Third Sorrowful Mystery & Profound Humility – The Crowning with Thorns
(In honor of the month of the Precious Blood)

Quote:
?Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, they mocked him, saying, ?Hail, King of the Jews!? They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.? – Matthew 27: 29-31 (more…)