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Marian Things

Video – #4 – Prefigurements of Mary in OT – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #4 ( 26min) Play – Dr. Miravalle gives several examples of great women in the Old Testament who are prefigurements of Mary, being like her in some aspect. These include:

– Bathsheba the Queen Mother of King Solomon prefiguring Mary as Queen Mother of Jesus Our King who intercedes with Him.

– Sarah who miraculously gives birth to Isaac, the father of Israel, the people of God.

– Rebecca who clothed the arms of Jacob to be acceptable to God, so Mary does for us.

– Rachael who is mother of Joseph in the Old Testament

– Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron who Mediates and saves the infant Moses and Mary mediates the one Mediator to us.

– Deborah and Judith who saves the people of God from their opponents.

– Queen Esther who saves the Jews, Mary is Co-redeemer with Jesus.

– Mother of Maccabees – seven of her sons die rather than violate the law of Moses. Dr. Miravalle relates this to the early martyrs of the Church the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady.

Ave Maria!

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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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Apr 12 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Pope Francis on Mercy

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Homily #150412n ( 14min) Play – Father Louis reads selections and then comments on Misericordia Vultus (Pope Francis’ Papal Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy). Read it for yourself here.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Divine Mercy Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:32-35
Resp: psa 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
2nd: 1jo 5:1-6
Gsp: joh 20:19-31

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Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Greatest Love and Purity

Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Homily #150410n ( 05min) Play – Father relates the commentary from Cornelius a Lapide on today’s gospel, telling us why St. John was the first to recognize Our Lord when he called from the shore.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:1-12
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 4, 22-24, 25-27
Gsp: joh 21:1-14

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Video – #3- Marian Prophecies in OT – Mariology for Everyone

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #3 ( 28min) Play

Quick Survey of Old Testament Prophesies of Mary, different verses which point forward to Mary:

  • Gen 3:15 – She will Crush your Head, shows the Enmity between “the woman” and the “Serpent” – pointing to the Immaculate Virgin who will work with Our Lord to defeat Satan.
  • Isiah 7:15 – A virgin shall conceive and bear a son and you shall call him Emmanuel – pointing to Mary giving birth virginally to Jesus who is God with us, Emmanuel.
  • Micah 5:2-3 – You O Bethlehem … She who is in travail shall bring forth – pointing to Mary giving birth to the Messiah at Bethlehem.

Types of Mary People, places, events or things in the Old Testament which refer to Mary:

  • Noah’s Arc –  Built by command of God to save the world.
  • Jacob ladder – Pointing toward Mary as an intercessor between Heaven and Earth with God grace coming to us and we returning through her.
  • Burning bush – that burns with the loving presence o God but is not consumed pointing to the Presence of Jesus in Mary Womb without her loss of virginity.
  • Song of Songs – Enclosed Garden, referring to Mary’s fruitful virginal womb
  • Arc of the Covenant – The holiest object of Jewish antiquity which contained manna, tablets of Ten Commandments, Staff of Aaron – Foreshadowing Jesus in her womb as the Bread from Heaven, the Word of God, and the new High Priest.

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

Audio (MP3)

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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

Dr. Miravalle shows how Revelation is supported by three legs, Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium. Regarding the Magisterium, it does not create new revelation but:

  • Interprets revelation
  • Protects against false interpretation
  • Servants of Revelation, subordinate to it.

Then he relates this to Mary and the development of doctrine regarding her, answering the objection, “How can you teach what is not explicit in scripture?”

  • Scripture is not the only source, also Tradition
  • Implicit in scripture, seeds are their
  • Truth about Mary is held in subordination and in reference to Jesus and the Holy Trinity

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

Audio (MP3)

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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 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Redeeming with Our Lord

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Homily #150327b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix explains the origin of this title of Mary, that it means she works with her Son in His redemptive work and that we too must participate by taking up our cross and walking in the foot steps of Our Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix – FI Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:22,23-25
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Feast of the Incarnation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Homily #150325n ( 07min) Play – Father comments on this Solemnity which is so central to our faith and our salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11
2nd: heb 10:4-10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Video – God’s Revealed Will: Part 1 – Mariology for Everyone #1

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #1 – ( 28min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Mariology for Everyone-Lecture One: God’s Revealed Will and Mary: Part 1

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

Audio (MP3)

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Hail, Full of Grace!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

Meditation on Luke 1:26-38: The Angel Gabriel was sent….


“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary” (Lk 1:26f.). In the first place, the annunciation of the birth of Jesus is linked chronologically with the story of John the Baptist by the reference to the time that has elapsed since the archangel Gabriel’s message to Zechariah, that is to say “in the sixth month” of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. The two events and the two missions are also linked in this passage by the indication that Mary and Elizabeth, and hence their offspring too, are blood relatives.

 Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, made as a consequence of the dialogue between Gabriel and Mary (cf. Lk 1:36), occasions an encounter in the Holy Spirit between Jesus and John even before they are born, and this encounter at the same time makes visible the relationship between their respective missions: Jesus is the younger of the two, the one who comes later. But he is the one whose proximity causes John to leap in his mother’s womb and fills Elizabeth with the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk 1:41). So in Luke’s annunciation and nativity narratives, what the Baptist was to say in John’s Gospel is already objectively present: “This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me’” (1:30).

Now, though, it is time to look more closely at the story of the annunciation to Mary of the birth of Jesus. First let us consider the angel’s message, then Mary’s answer.

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Feb 17 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Homily #150217m ( 14min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Johannes stresses the importance of the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows and the role of the seven founders of the Servite order  on spreading this devotion. He also elaborates on the seven promises made to St. Bridget of Sweden for those whose practice this devotion daily.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7 Founders of Servite Order – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 

1st: gen 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10

Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 8, 9-10

Gsp: mar 8:14-21

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Feb 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Devotion to Our Lady’s Sorrows

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Homily #150217n ( 07min) Play – Father speaks of the 7 men we remember today, the 7 Holy Founders of the Servite order. They received a mandate from the Mother of God herself to spread devotion to her sorrows. Father tells us that the word of redemption has two parts, the objective redemption, which is the work of Christ on the cross whereby he won for us our redemption, and the subjective redemption, which is the application of those merits to us. We need to be devoted to the Passion of Our Lord, since it is by this we can be saved, but the complement of Our Lord’s Passion is Our Lady’s Compassion, and it was these two united which won salvation for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7 Founders of Servite Order – Opt Mem – Form: OF

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Feb 13 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Countering the Devil’s Tactics

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Homily #150213n ( 10min) Play – Father Mattias comments on the first reading, and tells us it demonstrates the way the devil attacks us. But, knowing this, we are able to construct a counter-tactic, and Father instructs on the fail-safe way to fight the devil’s attack.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 5th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 3:1-8
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gsp: mar 7:31-37

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Feb 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lourdes and Mary’s Healing

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Homily #150211b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias highlights the healing role of Our Lady of Lourdes on this her feast day and how this points to the power and goodness of God to draw people back to Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 5th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 2:5-9, 15-17
Resp: psa 104:1-2, 27-28, 29-30
Gsp: mar 7:14-23

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Revealing Our Lady

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

God wishes therefore to reveal Mary, his masterpiece and make her more known in these latter times:

  • ·       Because she kept herself hidden in this world and in her great humility considered herself lower than dust, having obtained from God, his Apostles, and evangelists the favor of not being made known.
  • ·       Because, as Mary is not only God’s masterpiece of glory in heaven, but also his masterpiece of grace on earth, he wishes to be glorified and praised because of her by those living upon earth.
  • ·       Since she is the dawn which precedes and discloses the Sun of Justice, Jesus Christ, she must be known and acknowledged so that Jesus may be known and acknowledged.
  • ·       As she was the way by which Jesus first came to us, she will again be the way by which he will come to us the second time though not in the same manner.
  • ·       Since she is the sure means, the direct and immaculate way to Jesus and the perfect guide to him, it is through her that souls who are to shine forth in sanctity must find him.
  • ·       He who finds Mary finds life that is, Jesus Christ. 
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort