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Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

It is possible for a priest to penetrate His Heart (The Sacred Heart of Jesus) even more deeply if he also enters the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. From the moment of her Immaculate Conception, her response to God, who gave her existence in this pure state, was the total gift of herself to the Creator for whatever He should ask of her. At the moment of the Incarnation, this gift became priestly.
She knew the doleful mission of the Messiah from having read of the Prophet Isaiah. She understood that in becoming the Mother of the Man of Sorrows, she would become the Mother of Sorrow. Her response was simply, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word (Lk 1: 38). From then on, her life was one of indescribable suffering because of her union with the Christ-Priest. Apart from Jesus, she might enjoy a serene existence, but she would have no existence apart from Jesus.   (more…)

Month of Mary 29 – Marian Entrustment and Divine Mercy

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Month of Mary #29 ( 07min) Play – Today we look at the homily St. John Paul II gave at Fatima, Portugal, on May 13th, 1982, exactly 65 years after the first apparition of Mary at that spot, and exactly one year after he was shot in an assassination attempt which, according to him, was foiled by Our Lady. In this important homily, the newly canonized Holy Father reflects on the link between Divine Mercy and Marian Entrustment. It is Mary who brings us to the cross, which is the source of Divine Mercy, and by entrusting ourselves to her, we abandon ourselves to her and by her maternal mediation She helps us offer ourselves more fully to Christ in His own self-offering to the Father for our own redemption.

Today’s Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Draw me in, with, and through Mary to the Fountain of Love and Mercy.

Ave Maria!

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Month of Mary 28 – And He Took Her Into His Home

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Month of Mary #28 ( 07min) Play – Having looked as St. John Paul II’s teachings on the preparation Mary was lead through, we now look at what he says about Marian Consecration, or as he phrases it, Marian Entrustment. We return to the Foot of the Cross, and hear the words, “Behold, your Mother”. What does it mean, how should we respond to this gift? The Holy Father tells us to look at the next phrase, “And … he took her unto his own home”. Father unpacks what this means, and shows how by entrusting ourselves to Her, She will lead us to Jesus. And that’s the point!

Today’s Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Prepare me to entrust myself completely to Mary so she can bring me closer to Christ.

Ave Maria!

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Month of Mary 27 – God’s Mother, Your Mother, My Mother

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Month of Mary #27 ( 08min) Play – For a third day, we continue to look at the God’s preparation of Mary. Today, we look at the final preparation and actualization of Mary’s Spiritual Maternity: the Crucifixion. Let us reflect that as She, the Coredemptrix, stood beside the Cross, Her love for us was intensified, She heard the same “I Thirst” Mother Teresa did, and also the words “Behold your son”. Notice the concreteness of this, we are given Mary as our Mother individually, and She receives us not as a vague crowd, but, as any mother receives her children, as individuals with a unique relationship with Her. She is God’s Mother, She is Your Mother, and She is My Mother; uniquely, particularly, and personally.

Today’s Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Thank you for the gift of my loving Mother, Mary.

Ave Maria!

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Video – JPII & Marian Consecration P2 – CONF 253

Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Conferences #253 – ( 39min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. John Joseph Cook, FI gives the second talk for our Marian Day on May 3rd, 2014 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II regarding Marian Consecration. He continues with the theme he started in the first talk on the connection between Marian Consecration and Marian Coredemption. Here he highlights Mary’s role as motherly example in following Jesus, in being a good disciple at the foot of the cross.

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Video – JPII & Marian Consecration P1 – CONF 252

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Fr. John Joseph Cook, FI gives the first conference for our Marian Day on May 3rd, 2014 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II regarding Marian Consecration. On this talk he underscores the connection between Marian Consecration and Marian Coredemption which focuses on the some of the last words of Our Lord on the Cross,  “Woman, behold you son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” John 19:26-27. He uses the synthesis of Mons. Authur B. Calkins who has authored the official compendium of the Marian teachings of John Paul II.

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She will Crush your head…

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you. I, (name), a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your possession and property.

Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you. If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: “She will crush your head,” and “You alone have destroyed all heresies in the whole world.”

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O sacred Virgin

R. Give me strength against your enemies

 +St. Maximilian Kolbe

Video – Month of Mary – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts222

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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MaryCast Specials #222 ( 06min) Play - For the month of May, Mary’s month, Dr. Mark Miravalle asks us to send a petition to Pope Francis for the Fifth Marian Dogma, proclaiming Mary as Mediatrix, Coredemptrix and Advocate.

To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: mary@motherofallpeoples.com

Ave Maria!

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Passion and Compassion

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Love of the Heart of Jesus for His Mother

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

“Jesus loved His Virgin Mother. At the very beginning of His public life He wished to give proofs of His filial love. It was at Cana in Galilee. Jesus and His holy Mother were present at a wedding feast and, the wine having failed, the servants came and gave the news to Mary. Immediately, the Blessed Virgin turning to her divine Son said to Him: ” They have no wine ” (John II, 3). And Jesus answering His Mother: “Woman,” said He to her, (Woman par excellence, the unique, the only one among all, who is without sin), “What is it to Me and to thee ? My hour is not yet come ” (John II,4).

I have not yet commenced to work the great miracles which I am to accomplish. But by addressing yourself to Me in this circumstance, you wish, doubtless, to recall to Me what is common between us; you wish to remind Me of the sweet bonds which unite us, the community of life, of blood, of thought, of desire and of love which exists between us. Could I resist your prayer and not anticipate the hour which I had fixed ? And the Mother of Jesus understanding His thoughts, sure of His filial Heart, turned towards the servants and said, “Whatever He shall say to you, do ye.” (more…)

The Presentation: Fruit of the Mystery is Obedience

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Mary and Joseph take the baby Jesus to Jerusalem “to present him to the Lord” (Lk 2:22). The presentation of Jesus in the temple is in fulfillment with the Jewish law. Every male child must be taken to the temple and an animal must be offered as a sacrifice. That is why Joseph is usually artistically depicted in this scene holding a cage with two doves in it.

The prophet Simeon and the prophetess Anna meet the Holy Family while at the temple in Jerusalem. Simeon was told by God that he would see the Savior before he died. When Simeon sees baby Jesus he takes him from Mary and holds Him in his arms and praises God proclaiming, “Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; Because my eyes have seen thy salvation” (Lk 2:29).

Simeon then blesses Mary and Joseph and prophesies to Mary: “Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.” (Lk 34-35)  Even though this is a joyful occasion you can see in the words of Simeon a foreshadow of the sorrows that will be shared between Jesus and his Mother Mary. Mary suffered with Jesus from the beginning to the end.

Anna also proclaims that this child, the baby Jesus, is the long awaited Messiah. After all this the Holy Family leaves Jerusalem and returns to Nazareth. There they live in peace and joy for many years before Jesus begins His public life.

For the Bible says… “The child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom; and the grace of God was in him.” (Lk 2:40)

From: http://www.how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com/presentation-of-jesus-in-the-temple.html

Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Mary, Coredeptrix

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Homily #140118n ( 09min) Play – Fr. Matthias proclaims the wondrous nature of our Faith–God had become Man and died for the sins of Mankind! And, just as Eve initiated cooperated in the fall of Mankind, Mary is, by the explicit will of God, associated in our redemption as the Coredemptrix! She was spiritual crucified with Jesus out of love for us and God’s will. Let us always firmly entrust ourselves to Her power and mercy, and she will make us saints.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 1st Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: 1sa 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1
Resp: psa 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mar 2:13-17

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

One Minute Meditation

 Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us that have recourse to thee. (3 times)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.





Sweet Heart of the Immaculata!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013


The Five First Saturdays:

The Child Jesus spoke these words: “Have pity on the heart of your Most Holy Mother. It is covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to remove them with an act of reparation.”

Our Lady was holding a heart encircled with sharp thorns and then She said to Sister Lucia:

“Behold my heart surrounded with the thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me. Announce in my name that I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces needed for salvation, whoever on the First Saturday of five consecutive months shall:

1. confess and receive Holy Communion;

2. recite five decades of the Rosary;

3. and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

 Why Five Saturdays? (more…)

Stabat Mater

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Ave Maria Meditations

The mangled Body of Jesus is restored to His Mother. We cannot imagine the grief of the Blessed Virgin Mary at this moment. Never did a mother love her child as Mary loved Jesus. Never did a human heart beat with more tenderness for the word Incarnate than did the heart of Mary.

May owed all to Jesus: her Immaculate Conception, the privileges that make of her a unique creature had been given to her in prevision of the death of her Son.  What unutterable sorrow was hers when she received the blood-stained Body of Jesus into her arms!

Let us cast ourselves down at her feet and ask her forgiveness for the sins that were the cause of so many sufferings. “O Mother, font of love, make me understand the strength of your love. so that I may share your grief, make my heart glow with love for Christ, my God, so that I may think only of pleasing Him.”  Amen.

Bl. Columba Marmion