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Honoring Our Lady With Star of the Sea Appetizers CATHOLIC CUISINE - August 14, 2016 "As sailors are guided by a star to the port, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary." --St. Thomas Aquinas As mentioned before, Our Lady is known by many star titles - - Star of the Sea (Stella Maris) and Morning Star (Stella Matutina) being the most prominent. The star as a symbol of Mary is rich in meaning. Johnette Benkovic, on her Women of Grace ...http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2016/08/honoring-our-lady-with-star-of-sea.html
St. Dominic De Guzmann: Saint of the Holy Rosary CATHOLIC FIRE - August 7, 2016 ... famine, twenty-one year-old Dominic gave away everything he owned – money, food, clothing, and even his valuable manuscripts to help feed the hungry. He told his stunned fellow students: "Would you have me study off these dead skins, when men are dying of hunger?" At the age of twenty-six, Dominic worked with a bishop whose goal was to bring the heretical Albigensians back to the true teachings of the Church. The Albigensian heresy asserted that there are two Gods, marriage is sinful, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-dominic-de-guzmann-saint-of-holy.html
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel CATHOLIC FIRE - July 16, 2016 ... contemplative lives, praying and fasting. Along with the austere figure of Elijah, they looked for inspiration to the Mother of God. Her Latin title was "Virgo Dei Genitrix", which means "Virgin Mother of God". July 16th is also the feast of the "Scapular of Mount Carmel." On this day in 1251, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Simon Stock , General of the Carmelites at Cambridge, England, showed him the scapular and promised supernatural favors and her special protection to his Order and to ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/feast-of-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html
Mt. Carmel Novena, Day 6 -- "The Mystical Rose" FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 12, 2016 ... Heaven's Queen, comes from the Latin word rosarium or "rose garden." The glory of God's creation is only a shadow of the spiritual realities which we cannot see, but which we can mystically possess even in the present darkness. Mystical Rose, pray for us! Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: O most beautiful Flower of Mt 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 ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/07/mt-carmel-novena-day-6-mystical-rose.html
Mt. Carmel Novena, Day 3-- "Star of the Sea" FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 9, 2016 ... compassed the circuit of heaven...and have walked in the waves of the sea." Ecclesiasticus 24:6,8 "And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." St Matthew 2:10 During his first crusade to free captive Jerusalem, St Louis IX the King of France was sailing with his retinue when a fierce storm overwhelmed the vessel. They were not far from the shores of Palestine when through the tempest the bells from the chapel of the hermits on Mt. Carmel could be heard. The ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/07/mt-carmel-novena-day-3-star-of-sea.html
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 7, 2016 It begins today. There will be little meditations offered here for everyday of the novena. The Carmelite Scapular was given to the world as a symbol of the protection and help of the Holy Mother of God when no earthly help is available, particularly at the hour of death. As Our Lady stood at the foot of the Cross, she stands with the Church in the present ordeals; she stands with each of us . Let us pray for all the children of the world, especially those who are in danger. ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/07/novena-to-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html