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"Mondays With Mary" – Symbols of the Blessed Virgin Mary TOM PERNA - May 25, 2015 A few weeks ago, on the third anniversary of "Mondays with Mary", I focused on the Blessed Virgin in Sacred Art . For the last May blog post of this year, I would like to draw your attention to some of the symbols most commonly associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is hardly a comprehensive list, but something in order to wet your appetite in the hopes that you will seek out other symbols that have honored and reflected our beautiful and ...http://tomperna.org/2015/05/25/mondays-with-mary-symbols-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary/
For the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 ... comes to the Gentiles. And thus, he is revealed to the whole world. But, two other events in the life of Christ are commemorated on this day as well: the baptism of Jesus and the wedding at Cana. These events, just as much as the visitation of the Magi, are epiphanies of the Lord. When Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, a dove (symbol of the Holy Spirit) rested upon Him and a voice cried out from heaven: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Even ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2008/01/for-solemnity-of-epiphany-of-lord.html
The Easter Triduum: Entering Into the Paschal Mystery INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - April 2, 2015 ... that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another" (Jn 13:34). The Gospel reading for the liturgy is from the first part of the same chapter and depicts Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, an act of servitude (commonly done by slaves or servants in ancient cultures) and great humility. Earlier on Holy Thursday (or earlier in the week) the bishop celebrates the Chrism Mass, which focuses on the ordained priesthood and the public renewal by priests of their ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/04/the-easter-triduum-entering-into-the-paschal-mystery.html
Holy Week....THE BIG TEST.....for All. GLORIA OLIVAE - March 30, 2015 1. The sixth day is the symbol of man's big test. All men will be tested. All men must pass their test to attain eternal life. The test is a test of Faith. The history of the human race is the story of his pilgrimage on earth wherein God continuously tests him until he reaches the perfection of his Faith, after which he was rewarded by resurrecting with Christ unto eternal life. The day of testing is symbolized by the sixth day described by St. Bonaventure in his ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2015_03_01_archive.html#7504996910194318492
WDTPRS: Candlemas FR. Z'S BLOG - February 2, 2015 ... to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to sing the Marian antiphon associated with Christmas, It is forty days since Christmas. In the physical world, we in the Northern hemisphere are beginning to notice more and more the growing of the light of day. The seemingly endless darkness of the short days has finally in a noticeable way been attenuated. Today's feast is also about light, in the broader symbolic ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/Tv2qaRyTYzs/