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Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope ARE WE THERE YET? - June 27, 2015 ... expect many people, cradle Catholics and converts, pass right by this image without realizing how meaningful it is. I didn't know for years and years. It wasn't until I had children of my own, that I learned how the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is practically an encyclopedia of faith; every nuance has purpose. Every color, every tilt of a head, every letter has meaning. How cool is that? My own special little Blessed Mother, without saying a word teaches the whole world. Check out the ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/06/our-life-our-sweetness-and-our-hope.html
Our Lady of Perpetual Help AIRMARIA.COM - June 26, 2015 ... original icon by order of the Holy See in 1867. The star in the center of Mary's Veil is indicative that she is the "Star of the Sea" who bore the light of Christ into our darkened world. This star leads us to the safe port of Heaven. The primary initials on either side of Our Lady's Crown are the Greek initials for "Mother of God" The initials above the angel on the left are the Greek initials of St. Michael the Archangel The ...http://airmaria.com/2015/06/26/our-lady-of-perpetual-help/
"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