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Marian Consecration

Jan 01 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Made Of Woman

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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Homily #140101n ( 10min) Play – Fr. Matthias preaches on the Divine Maternity of Our Lady and shows that you cannot separate Jesus from Mary, biologically or theologically, for as St. Paul tells us in today’s second reading, He was “factum ex muliere,” “made of woman.” Let us never try to separate the two, but, like Jesus, entrust ourselves entirely to His Mother and ours.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 6:22-27
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:16-21

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Dec 16 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Don’t Ever Leave This Place

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Homily #131216n ( 17min) Play – Today we celebrate the Patronal Feast of Our Lady’s Chapel, Our Lady Queen of the Seraphic Order. Fr. Angelo shows how this late development in the life of the Franciscan Orders is truly at the heart of St. Francis and the Franciscan vocation of “Rebuilding the Church.” This is showed most clearly by the importance of the church of St. Mary of the Angels, the Portiuncula, in the life of St. Francis—who told the friars “Don’t ever leave this place”—and the origins of the Franciscan Order. May we all engage in the work of rebuilding the Church in the image of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, by consecrating ourselves to her, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and living out that consecration.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Queen of the Seraphic Order – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:7-8, 10-14
Resp: psa 45:10, 13-18
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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Christendom College Makes Yearly Consecration to Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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The Christendom College community participated in a consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday, November 24, 2013, the college reported.  Christendom makes the consecration every year on its patronal feast of Christ the King.

Christendom reports:

The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as such, has a deep devotion to both.

“It is imperative that we continue to re-consecrate our hearts and minds to Our Lord and Our Lady each year,” says college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell.  “We have seen so many great fruits as a result of this act of dedication to our heavenly patrons. It is so very important that we take this time each year, on our patronal feast day, to come together as a community and entrust ourselves to the hearts of Jesus and Mary.”

The consecration followed the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at which the Rev. Solanus Bonfatti of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal delivered the homily.  The college also held a Eucharistic procession.

Christendom College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

Originally published by Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society.

via Christendom College Makes Consecration to Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

Bl.John Paul: On Marian Consecration

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Blessed Pope John Paul II made the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary. In his apostolic letter, “Rosarium Virginis Mariae,” the Pope noted that his personal motto “Totus Tuus” (Totally Yours) was inspired by the Total Consecration.

Further, the Holy Father said that reading St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary” marked a turning point in his life. Blessed John Paul II talked about this in an Oct. 2000 address to the 8th International Mariological Colloquium in Rome. Blessed John Paul II noted that he had read and reread de Montfort’s book. “Then I understood that I could not exclude the Lord’s Mother from my life without neglecting the will of God-Trinity,” he said, “who willed to begin and fulfill the great mysteries of the history of salvation with the responsible and faithful collaboration of the humble handmaid of Nazareth.”

from myconsecration.org

Marian Day Prayer Vigil: Faith can untangle the ‘knots of our souls’ – YouTube

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Ave Maria!

Here is a good short video report on the consecration that occurred on Sunday. Deo Gratias for Pope Francis!!

Marian Day Prayer Vigil: Faith can untangle the ‘knots of our souls’ – YouTube.

Video – Fruits of Global Consecration – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts210

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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MaryCast Specials #210 ( 07min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle on the historic event of the Pope consecrating the world to Mary Immaculate on Oct 13th as a means to untie the many knots we have tied on an individual and global level. We need to be very grateful that he has done this, unleashing so many graces for us all.

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

Ave Maria!

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NCRegister | Benedictine College Is Consecrated to Mary

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., took another step forward in its strong Marian devotion Sept. 8: It consecrated the college to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the feast of her Nativity.

The day’s consecration ceremony began with Mass at St. Benedict’s Abbey Church and included a procession to the Marian shrines around the campus and the blessing of the new 21-foot fountain statue of Our Lady of Grace at the center of the main quad.

“In recent years, we’ve relied upon and called upon the Blessed Virgin Mary many times for her intercession for the college,” said Benedictine’s president, Stephen Minnis, who then shared examples:

“We created Memorare Armies for enrollment increases, which happened; for the building of the Mary Grotto, which happened; for the building of the new Ferrell Academic Center, which happened.”

The college expanded its Memorare Army into a national campaign for religious liberty in 2012, with more than three million Memorares pledged.

“We called on the Blessed Virgin Mary, and she has interceded on our behalf, and success has come to the college. It becomes clear we hold a special place in our heart for her,” Minnis said. “We always say Benedictine College is chosen by Mary to be in this place at this time.”

More at NCRegister | Benedictine College Is Consecrated to Mary.

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New 21-foot fountain statue of Our Lady of Grace at the center of the main quad http://catholicnewslive.com/story/97503

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Jul 30 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Copy-and-Paste Saints

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Homily #130730 ( 10min) Play – Fr. Benedict reflects over the readings from last Sunday and warns us of the desire to be seen as holy rather than to be holy. Humility must be the foundation of our virtues, or we can easily fall into despising others – a sure sign of pride. Finally, Father explains how this goal is best pursued by Marian Consecration.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – Ferial – Form: EF, Cum Clamarem
Readings: 
1st: 1co 12:2-11
Gsp: luk 18:9-14

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Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Benedict: St. Veronica Giuliani and Marian Consecration

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Homily #130711 ( 08min) Play – Today we celebrate one of the greatest mystics of the Church, St. Veronica Giuliani. Fr. Benedict shows how her rapid ascent into sanctity was connected to her generous living out of a “corredemptive” spirituality similar to Our Lady, and she was able to live this out by a deep union with our Lady which in our age is known as Marian Consecration.

Catechesis from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on St. Veronica
St Veronica’s Facebook Page???

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Veronica Giuliani – 3rd Cl – Form: EF, Dilexisti
Readings: 
1st: 2co 10:17-18; 11:1-2
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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More on the Philippines’ Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Last Jan. 28 during the 106th Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) with one mind and body declared the holding of a simultaneous National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 8, today at 10 a.m. in the morning in all the cathedrals, parish churches, shrines and chapels in their respective archdioceses or dioceses, prelatures and apostolic vicariates.

What a great blessing that the Philippine Clergy is giving to our nation. On Oct. 17, 1917 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three little children and asked them to pray the Rosary and consecrate Russia into her Immaculate Heart so there will be world peace. Since then, this has been a great debate at the Vatican whether the Pope consecrated Russia or not.

Fatimists believe that while Pope John Paul II did consecrate the world to her Immaculate Heart, it was not the one that the Blessed Virgin Mary requested in order to have world peace. But we laud the CBCP under the presidency of Archbishop of Cebu his Excellency Bishop Jose Palma for initiating this National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as today is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our nation is in trouble today as much as the world is in trouble, and it is only by way of prayer that God can look down upon the Filipino people who are devoted to his Mother, so we can lift up our burdens to our Lord Jesus for this is what he said in Matt. 11:28, “Come to me all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.” Please join us in this hour of consecration to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

via Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary | Opinion, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com.

Solemn Consecration of Lebanon & Middle East to Blessed Virgin Mary on Independent Catholic News

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Ave Maria!
Another national consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was the Philippines last week. Now a whole region, Lebanon and all the Middles East, where Catholics are suffering greatly and Mary is a great sign of hope for both the perseverance of Christians and the conversion of Muslims.

On Sunday, 16 June in Lebanon the entire Episcopate of Lebanon, along with their Papal Nuncio and  all the Catholic Patriarchs of the Middle East will gather in Harissa, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon to solemnly Consecrate Lebanon and the Middle East to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.The Text of the Act of Consecration which will be prayed by all present led by all the Catholic Episcopate of Lebanon and all the Catholic Patriarchs of the Middle East following solemn Holy Mass follows below:All of the Church in Lebanon has been preparing for this great spiritual moment, An Image of Our Lady in the past 40 days has traveled to every Parish in Lebanon. Every Parish in Lebanon will be united with the Mass and Act of Consecration tomorrow in a great union of prayer. Christians in the Lebanon are appealing for Christians around the world to join them in prayer.

The Consecration text follows below:

Act of Consecration of Lebanon and the Middle East to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, You have been chosen by God Our Father, through the action of the Holy Spirit, to become the Mother of His Incarnate Son; You lived perfectly the obedience of faith, united, by your motherhood, to Your Son Jesus, by an indissoluble bond, thus listening to His words, treasuring up all these things and pondering them in Your heart; You accompanied Him throughout His early life in Nazareth, where He was growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man; You interceded with Him in Cana of Galilee, You suffered with Him in Your motherly heart on the foot of the Cross and participated in the redemption that He accomplished, He, the only Redeemer of the world, for the sake of the entire humanity in every time and place.

via Solemn Consecration of Lebanon & Middle East to Blessed Virgin Mary on Independent Catholic News.

Sweet Heart of the Immaculata!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

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…)

Consecration: Love Without Limits

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Ave Maria Meditations

From a letter by St. Maximilian Kolbe:

Dearest children, I desire very much to tell you, to repeat for you, how good the Immaculate is. That way I could remove forever from your little hearts all sadness, despondency and discouragement. The word “Maria” spoken by a soul steeped in doubts, aridity and even misfortune due to sin reechoes in her heart, which loves us very much. And the greater the unhappiness of a soul sunk in its faults, the more solicitous is the care of her, the Refuge of us poor sinners.

Never worry that you do not feel this love. If you have the will to love, you already give a proof that you love. What counts is the will to love. External feeling is also a fruit of grace, but it does not always follow the will. Sometimes, my dear ones, the thought, a sad longing, as if a plea or a complaint, may occur to you: ”Does the Immaculate still love me?” Most beloved children! I tell you all and each one individually, in her name (mark that: in her name!), she loves everyone of you. She loves you very much and at every moment, with no exception. This, my dearest children, I repeat for you in her name. (April 13, 1933)

 

Bloomington: Marian Day May 4 2013

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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Ave Maria!

Saturday, May 4th was the semiannual Marian Day at the Mother of the Redeemer Farm in Bloomington Indiana.  About 100 people with 29 pilgrims coming from South Bend, Indiana, came to join the friars for the Marian Day which included an outdoor rosary procession and May Crowning.  Father Ignatius Manfredonia gave two conferences on Our Lady’s Faith and the Year of the Faith. (more…)

Apr 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Peter Speaks to Pastors

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Homily #130411 ( 05min) Play -

Fr. Ignatius preaches over today’s Epistle, which is addressed to the pastors of the Church, and offers a surprising way for pastors to carry out their duties perfectly and reach the sanctity they are called to.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St Leo the Great, Common of One or Several Holy Popes – Form: EF, Si Diligis Me
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 5:1-4, 10-11
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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