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Theology

Dec 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Which He Himself Formed…

Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Homily #151227n ( 16min) Play – When God came into the world, he came “in a family which he himself had formed” as Pope Francis recently said. This shows how important the family–mother, father, and children–is in God’s eyes. Our Lady of Fatima warned us against the “errors of Russia”, and the fundamental error is the abolition of the family. And how can we best combat this error? By faithfully praying the Rosary as a family!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Family – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 3:2-6, 12-14
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: col 3:12-21
Gsp: luk 2:41-52

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

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

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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 – 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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Video – 21 – Co-redemptrix, Tradition and Magisterium – Mariology for Everyone

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #21 ( 23min) Play – Dr. Miravalle on how the doctrine of Mary as Co-redemptrix is clearly taught in Christian Tradition as early as the second century and also by the Magisterium

– Tradition

– –  Ireneus – cause of salvation for herself and for others.

– – fifth century – Syrian and Armenian – Salvatrix

– – 10th john the geometer, Mary’s role at Calvary

– – first use of “Redemptrix” in hymn

– – 12th Century – St. Bernard Mary’s Com-passion

– – – Arnold of Chartre – co-suffering, co-death with Jesus

– – 14th Century – Mary’s Coredemptin

– – 16th – Trent theologians

– – 17th – 300 references Mary as co-redemptions

– – 19th – Card. Newman against Bp. Pusey

– Magisterium

– – Popes Leo XIII – oward very consistent

– – Pope Pius X – Reparatrix becomes dispentrix of Graces

– – Benedict XV – She suffered and almost died with Jesus for salvation of mankind

– – Pius XI – Three times refers to Mary as coredemptrix

– – Pius XII – Offered her Son to the Father

– – Vatican II – Lumen Gentium 58

– – JPII – Pope of coredemptrix – Salve Doloris – Many teachings using Mary as suffering as a participation in suffering.

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 – 20 – Mary Co-redemptrix, Meaning and Scripture – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, September 14th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #20 ( 22min) Play – Dr. Miravalle on the doctrine of Mary as Coredemptrix and how it does not mean that she is equal to Jesus. This show includes:

– Meaning of Co-redemption
– – co- means “with” not “equal”, like co-pilot, co-star, co-heir (we are co-heirs with Christ)
– – All Christians  participate in the redemption with Jesus, but Mary in a unique way
– – Mary gave Jesus His body that he used for redeeming us
– – But she also participated uniquely like no other creature at the foot of the cross
– Scripture
– – Presentation Simeon, sign of contradiction, and your heart too will be pierced.
– – Prefigures Mary presenting her son to the father at Calvary.
– Magisterium
– – Vatican II, Lumen Gentium 58 Lovingly consenting to suffer with Jesus.
– – JPII Mary was spiritually crucified with Her Son
– Mary’s Co-redemption continues by distributing the graces won by her Son at Calvary.

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – 19 – Maternal Mediation – Mariology for Everyone

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #19 ( 25min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle on the Motherhood of Mary specifically her Maternal Mediation (Pope John Paul I’s term) and how this refers to our understanding of the Church as a people of God.

– Meaning of Spiritual Mediation
– How it does not take away from glory of Jesus
– – Objection – 1 Tim 2:5 One mediator, Greek uses one of many
– – – condemns rival mediation not subordinate co-mediation
– Scripture – God appointed creatures mediators
– – Patriarchs – Moses – Holding up his staff during battle
– – Prophets – Giving God’s messages and prophesies
– – Angels – messages
– – – St. Thomas Aquinas – Secondary mediators
– – 1 Tim 2:1 – People praying for each other
– Participation manifests God’s Glory not diminishes it
– Examples of Participation
– – Baptism – participation in the life  of Christ
– – Sonship – one true Son but we are adopted so we participate in this
– – High Priest – only one, Jesus, yet all are in the priesthood
– Mary uniquely participates in this mediation so uniquely manifests the glory of her Son.

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 – 18 – Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood – Mariology for Everyone

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #18 ( 24min) Play – Now that Dr. Mark Miravalle has covered the four dogmas regarding Mary’s relationship to Jesus he starts on the spiritual motherhood of Mary, her relationship to us. This will cover

– Context with other dogmas
– Structure of Mary Motherhood
– – Generally under the order of grace
– – How Mary shares mediation with Jesus
– – 3 specific ways Mary is our Mother, three functions or titles
– – – 1 Coredeemer – mother suffering for us
– – – 2 Mediatrix of all Graces
– – – 3 Advocate – Mother pleading for us
– Fundamental explanation of Mary as Mother
– – Scriptural references
– – Annunciation, Mother of Head and thus of rest of Mystical Body of Christ, the Church
– – John 19:25-27 – Behold your Mother
– – Reference to by popes Leo XIII, John Paul II
– Fathers of the Church:
– – New Eve, so mother of all believers
– Magisterium
– – All Popes from Sixtus IV 1477 onward have affirmed Mary as Spiritual Mother.

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 – 17 – Assumption, 4th Marian Dogma – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #17 ( 29min) Play – Dr. Miravalle on the Assumption of Mary which is the 4th Marian Dogma proclaimed in 1950 by Pius XII. He covers:

  • The definition of the dogma in Munificentissimus Deus
  • The Sources
    • Consensus of the faithful
    • Scripture
    • Tradition
    • Liturgy
    • Interconnectedness with other dogmas
  • Did Mary die before being assumed?
  • Was Joseph assumed?

http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-xii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-xii_apc_19501101_munificentissimus-deus.html

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – 16 – Immaculate Conception, Objections – Mariology for Everyone

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #16 ( 27min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle continues his complete course on Mariology with this episode here he covers the events leading up to the dogmatic proclamation of the dogma and then how controversies developed in the west regarding the Immaculate Conception of Mary during the golden age of Scholasticism.

– Events leading to Proclamation in 1854
– – Pius IX in dire situation proposes dogmatic proclamation
– – Results in in new unity and devotion in the Church
– – Miraculous medal Rue du Bac 1832
– – Millions of petitions to the pope.
– – Storm breaks when proclaimed
– 12th Century Objections
– – St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s objection
– – – Does not fit with way original sin was transmitted
– – St. Thomas Aquinas
– – – Universal redeemer not needed for Mary if Immaculate
– – Scotus’ Solutions
– – – To St. Bernard – Original sin is a privation of grace not infection from flesh
– – – To St. Thomas – Mary is saved Preservatively
– – – – Grace of Jesus’ future redemption pre-applied to Mary
– – – – Mud puddle analogy
– – – – Distinction between being saved and redeemed
– – – – Time-line of redemption, Immaculate Conception

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – 15 – The Immaculate Conception in Scripture and Tradition – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #15 ( 26min) Play – In this episode Dr. Mark Miravalle covers the Immaculate Conception as it appears in scripture and tradition.

– Scripture
– – Gen 3:15 – Enmity between the seed of ‘the woman’ and that of Satan
– – – cannot refer to Eve who cooperated with serpent
– – – She or He will crush the serpent’s head
– – – Connection between Immaculate Conception and Coredemption
– – Luke 1:28 – “full of grace”
– – – Kolbe – this is her very name
– Tradition – Three stages
– – 1. First four Centuries, implicit belief
– – – New Eve before the fall, without sin,
– – – Ambrose, Ephraim “Immune from all Sin”,
– – 2. 5th 11th Century
– – – Severus calls her “pure from all taint, Immaculate”
– – – Sophronius – “pre-purified”
– – – St. Andrew of Crete – “entirely Immaculate Virgin”
– – – St. Theognostos – “conceived by a sanctifying action”.
– – 3. 11th to 1854
– – – Controversies in the West, covered next episode
– Magestrium
– – 15th Century Papal approval of the Immaculate Conception feast day.
– – Subsequent Popes Build on it until dogmatic proclamation Pius IX, 1854

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Video – 14 – Immaculate Conception – Mariology for Everyone

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #14 ( 23min) Play – The Third Marian dogma to be declared is the Immaculate Conception which is one of the more controversial Dogmas in regard to the process by which is came to be accepted.

– 1854 declared a dogma by Pope Pius IX
– The nature of Conception
– Transmission of original sin
– What gifts did Adam and Eve have, Natural and Preternatural and Supernatural
– What was lost during the fall, Preternatural and Supernatural
– What is gained by sacramental grace from redemption
– How all this applies to Mary and her Immaculate Conception
– Role of free will and temptation
– Relation to her Assumption
– How the Immaculate Conception is a preservative redemption
– Sanctity of Joseph

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Video – 13 – Threefold Virginity, Part 2 – Mariology for Everyone

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #13 ( 24min) Play – The second Marian dogma to be declared is that Mary is a perpetual Virgin. This virginity is threefold before, during and after the birth of Jesus her Son. In this last of two parts on this subject Dr. Miravalle covers How she is a perpetual virgin even after the birth of Jesus. This includes:

– Perpetual virginity and vows were rare but not unheard of
– Consistently taught by Fathers of the Church and by later mystics
– Mentioned in Liturgy in medieval times
– Exemplar of all Virginity
– How it safeguards the Incarnation
– Objections and Answers
– – Biblical – Virgin until Jesus was born
– – Biblical – “Brothers of the Lord”
– – Marriage to Joseph would not be Valid

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Video – 12 – Theefold Virginity, Part1 – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #12 ( 21min) Play – The second Marian dogma to be declared by the Church is that Mary is a perpetual Virgin. This virginity is threefold before, during and after the birth of Jesus her Son. In this first of two parts on this subject Dr. Miravalle covers:

– Proclamations
– – Pope Martin I 649 Lateran  Council
– – II Constantinople Ecumenical Council
– Virginity is not negative, giving gift to God
– Mary does this perfectly and at same time is Mother of God
– Before Birth
– – Miraculous conception of Jesus, Annunciation
– – Sources
– – – Apostles Creed
– – – Isiah 7:14 – A virgin shall conceive and bear a son
– – – Luke 1:26-38 – I know not man
– – – Permanent condition, vow of virginity
– – – Unanimous among Fathers of the Church
– During the Birth
– – Left womb without opening
– – Physical virginity perceived
– – Fathers refer to “A virgin will bear”
– – Reflection of Jesus leaving the seal of death, resurrection
– – References of recent popes

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.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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