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Marian Things

A Sword Shall Pierce…

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ave Maria Meditations

Sing of the blessed Mother
Who received the angel’s word,
And obedient to the summons
Bore in love the infant Lord;
Sing we of the joys of Mary
At whose breast that child was fed
Who is Son of God eternal
And the everlasting bread.
 
Sing we, too, of Mary’s sorrows,
Of the sword that pierced her through.
When beneath the cross of Jesus
She His weight of suffering knew,
Looked upon her Son and Savior
Reigning from the awful tree,
Saw the price of our redemption
Paid to set the sinner free.
 
Sing again the joys of Mary
When she saw the risen Lord,
And in prayer with Christ’s apostles,
Waited on His promised word:
From on high the blazing glory
Of the Spirit’s presence came,
Heav’nly breath of God’s own being,
Tokened in the wind and flame.

Mary, Mother of God

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Ave Maria Meditations

By her simple “fiat”, Mary brought to pass the most wondrous miracle of all time. In silent expectation the Heavenly Court had watched the great archangel speed on his way towards the humble home in Nazareth. With joy they heard the virgin’s humble words of meek submission which brought the Maker of the world to dwell within her womb, and now they see their God, the great God of all creatures, dwelling as a little babe among sinful man.

What must have been Mary’s thoughts when she first felt that infant child within her womb and realized that from her pure blood He had fashioned to Himself a human form? She, His mother; He her Son! What sweet converse between the two, what words of love, of ardent tender love, the promptings of a heart so pure and so good and holy…

+Fr. William Doyle

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

One Minute Prayer:

Heavenly Father, through the motherhood of the Virgin Mary, You gave the human race eternal salvation. May we feel the powerful help of her prayers in our lives, for through her we received the very source of life, Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.

Video – 24 – Advocate in Divine Revelation – Mariology for Everyone

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #24 ( 20min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle on how Our Lady’s role as Advocate to the human race is in scripture. He covers how Mary is the fulfillment of the Queen Mother in the Old Testament. He also covers some of the Tradition and Magisterial teachings which supports this doctrine.

This series is a complete 43 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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – 3 Fold Virgin Mary – MNOW 19

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Mary Now #19 ( 06min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle explains the nature and meaning of the three fold virginity of Mary who gave birth to Our Lord on Christmas Day two thousand years ago. He also gives an update on the incredible progress of one million rosaries program to defeat ISIS. See http://1millionrosaries.com.

Ave Maria!

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Video – One Million Rosaries to Defeat ISIS – MNOW 18

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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Mary Now #18 ( 07min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle on defeating ISIS using the same means Islamic armies were defeated at two other critical times in history, with the rosary. He refers to project on the Internet to do one million rosaries for this very purpose.

http://www.1millionrosaries.com/

Ave Maria!

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Our Lady, Queen of the Seraphic Order

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Our Lady, Queen of the Seraphic Order: How we need you; pray for us!

From St. John of the Cross

Monday, December 14th, 2015

One Minute Meditation

‘If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road pregnant with the Holy, and say, “I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart, my time is so close.” Then, under the roof of your soul, you will witness the sublime intimacy, the divine, the Christ, taking birth forever, as she grasps your hand for help, for each of us is the midwife of God, each of us. Yes there, under the dome of your being does creation come into existence eternally, through your womb, dear pilgrim – the sacred womb of your soul, as God grasps our arms for help: for each of us is His beloved servant, never far. If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the street pregnant with Light and sing.’

 

–St. John of the Cross, an Advent prayer~

Comforting Words from Our Lady of Guadalupe

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

Some of the words of Our Lady to St. Juan Diego:

Know for certain, littlest of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the Master of heaven and earth. I wish and intensely desire that in this place my sanctuary be erected. Here I will demonstrate and exhibit and give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people.

I am your merciful Mother. The merciful Mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy, and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes.

Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not let it disturb you, Am I not here, I who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need something more? Let nothing else worry you or disturb you…

Our Lady of Guadalupe, please pray for us!

I am the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations encore

O Mary, Immaculate Virgin, again this year, with filial love, we meet at the foot of your image to renew to you the homage of the Christian commu­nity and of the city of Rome. Let us pause in prayer here, following the tradition inaugurated by previous popes, on the solemn day in which the liturgy celebrates your Immac­ulate Conception, a mystery that is a source of joy and hope for all the redeemed.

We greet you and call upon you with the angel’s words: “full of grace” (Luke 1:28), the most beauti­ful name that God himself has called you from eternity. “Full of grace” are you, Mary, full of divine love from the very first moment of your existence, providentially predestined to be Mother of the Redeemer and inti­mately connected to him in the mystery of salvation.

In your Immaculate Conception shines forth the vocation of Christ’s disciples, called to become with his grace, saints and immaculate through love (see Ephesians 1:4). In you shines the dignity of every human being who is always precious in the Creator’s eyes. Those who look to you, All Holy Mother, never lose their serenity, no matter what the hardships of life. Although the experience of sin is a sad one since it disfigures the dig­nity of God’s children, anyone who turns to you discovers the beauty of truth and love and finds the path that leads to the Father’s house. (more…)

Video – Dr. Ford – Fehlner on Newman and Scotus – CONF 304

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Conferences #304 – ( 50min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

At the Symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame Univ. in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., from Jun 8-9, 2015, Fr. John Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at Catholic University of America, gives the third conference which he titles, “Fehlner on Newman and Scotus”. It is a reflection on an essay called “Scotus and Newman in Dialogue” which Fr. Peter contributed to the book The Newman-Scotus Reader: Contexts and Commonalities by Fr. Edward Andrako and to which Fr. Ford also contributed. He focuses on the ascent of faith and the New Evangelization which Newman calls the grammar of ascent. He refers to two groups in our modern world the “nones” who belong to no church or religion and “STEMs” those whose background is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, neither of which have religion on their radar scopes. He describes how we should ideally approach faith and how we actually do it in real life.

Samples of what is covered:

  • Middle way between passive and active intellect in apprehension.
  • Eskimos and Hawaiians
  • Enlargement of mind
  • Grammar of assent 3 steps: Apprehension, inference, assent
  • Data collection: can always find more info, this is temptation of STEM
  • Assent, notional is almost automatic: 2+2=4
  • but going from notional to real is not automatic, thus pivotal state in the current situation in our culture
  • Theology is not enough for Assent need to have action of will.

The talk is followed by a commentary by Fr. Peter and then a round table discussion with the other presenters.

  • Fr. Peter:
    • Phenomenological is Scotus’ angle
    • Enlargement of apprehension is key
    • Knowledge is personal and so can not be used, just as people cannot be used
    • Refusing to assent is to lose a part of oneself, not being true to oneself.
    • Relation of Newman’s assent to John Duns Scotus in this regard.
    • How it effects epistemology
    • Will is not an appetite of the intellect, independence of the will.
    • Bonaventure, finding God in intellect
    • Synderesis – avoid what is evil and do what is good.

This symposium, Sursum Actio (“Lift up your Actions” or more loosely “Lift up your Hearts”, a term used by St. Bonaventure), was organized in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner after he won the Cardinal John J. Wright Marialogical Award of 2015 from the Mariological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to Mariology.

For a more complete list of all fourteen talks from this symposium:

http://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/fr-peter-symposium-nd/

Link to the book “The Newman-Scotus Reader: Contexts and Commonalities”:

http://academyoftheimmaculate.com/the-newman-scotus-reader-contexts-and-commonalities.html

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Video – Immaculate Year of Mercy – MNOW 17

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Mary Now #17 ( 06min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle explains how Mary’s Immaculate Conception is linked to the order of mercy and redemption, that she is the New Eve working with the New Adam to bring the mercy of redemption. This is consistent with Pope Francis’ declaration of a Year of Mercy that begins tomorrow on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and lasting to the Solemnity of Christ the King in November 2016. Ave Maria!

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Video – Dr. Fastiggi – Fehlner on Divine Maternity – CONF 303

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Conferences #303 – ( 40min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

At the Symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame Univ. from Jun 8-9, 2015, in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I.,  Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, gives the second conference which he titles, “Fehlner on Divine Maternity”. It is on the dogma that Mary is the Mother of God but more specifically she is the Predestined Mother of God, the Ever Virgin Mother of God, the Immaculate Mother of God and so the Mother of the Church in the order of grace and how these are all inter-connected with other Christological dogmas as is presented in the works of Fr. Peter Fehlner.

The talk is followed by a commentary by Fr. Peter and then a round table discussion with the other presenters.

This symposium, Sursum Actio (“Lift up your Actions” or more loosely “Lift up your Hearts”), was organized in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner after he won the Cardinal John J. Wright Marialogical Award of 2015 from the Mariological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to Mariology.

For more a complete list of all fourteen talks from this symposium:

http://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/fr-peter-symposium-nd/

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Video – 23 – Mediatrix, Papal Magisterium – Mariology for Everyone

Friday, November 20th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #23 ( 25min) Play – Dr. Miravalle continues on the Doctrines of Mary, focusing now on those that relate Mary to humanity, specifically Mary as Mediatrix of all Graces in subordination to Christ and how it is clearly taught by the papal and conciliar Magisterium over the last 300 years many of which are referring to scripture and saints and relates this doctrine to Mary’s role as Mother of all peoples and Mother of God.

This series is a complete 43 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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – 22 – Mediatrix, Scripture and Tradition – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #22 ( 22min) Play – Dr. Miravalle continues on the Doctrines of Mary, focusing now on those that relate Mary to humanity. In this episode he covers Mary as Mediatrix of all Graces in subordination with Christ and how it is clearly taught in scripture and in Christian Tradition where she is referred to as the New Eve.

This series is a complete 43 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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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