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Queen Assumed Into Heaven HOPE-FULL SIGNS - August 15, 2015 ... the Assumption of our Blessed Mother and I treasure this date, because, like Mary, on my profession day I declared to the Lord that I was His handmaid and I asked Him to let His will be done in my life according to His word. I haven't always lived with my will surrendered to God but each year on this feast I have the opportunity to renew the gift of my life to Him. In November of 1950 Pope Pius XII declared that the Assumption of the Blessed ...http://hopefullsigns.blogspot.com/2015/08/queen-assumed-into-heaven.html
Saints of the Day: Joachim and Anne DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 26, 2015 The following comes from the CNA: On July 26 the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The couple's faith and perseverance brought them through the sorrow of childlessness, to the joy of conceiving and raising the immaculate and sinless woman who would give birth to Christ. The New Testament contains no specific information about the lives of the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/07/saints-of-day-joachim-and-anne.html
Caacupe: When Everything Seemed to Be Falling Apart, Paraguayan Women, Like Our Lady, Hoped Against Hope VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - July 13, 2015 ... city of Caacupe. The Pope travelled the last few kilometres leading to the Shrine by popemobile, greeted by the tens of thousands of faithful who awaited him to participate in the Holy Mass, with prayers in Spanish and Guarani. In his homily the Pope emphasised that the Shrine of Caacupe treasured the memory of a people who know that Mary is their mother, and stays by her children's side. He reiterated his admiration for Paraguayan women and mothers, who " at great cost and ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/caacupe-when-everything-seemed-to-be.html
Liturgical Notes on the Visitation of the Virgin Mary NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - July 2, 2015 The Visitation of the Virgin Mary is surely one of the most beautiful stories in the Gospels, the account of a younger woman's act of charity towards her older kinswoman, at a time when both find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It is the occasion on which St Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother, speaks to the Virgin the words which form the second part of the Ave Maria , "Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/uOIEPrRuYNk/liturgical-notes-on-visitation-of.html
A Taste of the Heavenly Liturgy LEX ORANDI, LEX CREDENDI - June 25, 2015 ... forerunner of the Lord. When the Church celebrates a saint or a blessed, she usually reckons the feast by the date of the holy person's death. Their death is their birth into new life. However, other than the Nativity of Our Lord, the Church celebrates the births of the Blessed Virgin Mary (inclusive of her Immaculate Conception) and St. John the Baptist. The Blessed Mother's conception and birth are important ...http://benedictgal-lexorandilexcredendi.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-taste-of-heavenly-liturgy.html
Liturgical Notes on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (Reprint) NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - June 24, 2015 ... of St John's Day Ut queant laxis . The Birth of St. John the Baptist is one of the most ancient of all the Church's feasts; it is mentioned several times by St. Augustine in his sermons, and in a Martyrology written around 440 A.D. and falsely attributed to St. Jerome. The date is determined by the words of the Gospel of St. Luke that St. John's mother Elizabeth was six months pregnant at the time of the Annunciation (chap. 1, 36). The feast is kept on the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/EJ2Os1wn2r8/liturgical-notes-on-nativity-of-st-john.html
St. Leopold Mandic ABBEY ROADS - May 12, 2015 St. Leopold's liturgical memorial coincides with his natural birth date, May 12, though he died July 30, 1942. Just yesterday I read a comment from a reader on another blog who said something about light penances given by priests, explaining, "priests give us light penances because they do our penance for us." I'm pretty sure that's not true - yet St. Leopold certainly did as much: "Some say that I am too good. But if you come and kneel before me, isn't this ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/05/st-leopold-mandic.html