More on Mary the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ

Here are two great links to articles that shed light on the the ancient church’s understanding of Mary the mother of Christ Jesus our God based on Sacred Scripture and Tradition.

http://onbehalfofall.org/mary-the-queen-of-heaven/

http://www.theorthodoxfaith.com/mary-as-the-queen-of-heaven/

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Let us celebrate the Feast of the Dormition/Assumption Of The Theotokos with exceeding joy!

Let us celebrate the Feast of the Dormition/Assumption of the Virgin Mary the Holy Theotokos/Mater Dei/Mother of our God Jesus Christ! Most pure and Holy Theotokos pray for us your children and disciples of your Son Jesus Christ our God. Lord may your name be glorified through this great miracle that you have accomplished. Have mercy on us and save us Lord from the shackles of sin and conform us into thy divine image amen.

 

Contrition

A powerful and poignant meditation on contrition.

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Padre Quadrupani discusses contrition: what it is and what it is not. He writes: “Contrition is essentially an act of the will by which we detest our past sins and resolve not to commit them in future. Hence sighs, tears, sensible sorrow are not necessary elements of true contrition. . . . Therefore never allow yourself to be disturbed by the want of sensible sorrow. . . . It is essential to be sorry for our sins—it is not essential to be troubled about them. Repentance is an effect of love of God, anxiety is an effect of self-love.”

“In the midst of the keenest and most sincere repentance we can still thank God that He has not permitted us to become yet more culpable. Let us promise Him a solid amendment, relying for success solely upon the assistance of divine grace; and should we fall again a hundred times…

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Some Catholic Hymns praising Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ

Here are two beautiful hymns praising Mary the Mother of Christ Jesus. Pray for us O most humble Virgin Theotokos that we may love your Son Jesus Christ our God always, Amen.

 

 

 

The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist- An Exhortation by Father Casey

Here is a powerful homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist/Blessed Sacrament by the brilliant priest Father Casey.

Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church

Here is a great article on the Catholic and Ancient Christian practice of women covering their heads in church.

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Chapel veils, or mantillas (which comes from the word manta, meaning cape) are typically circular or triangular shaped pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by young girls, or unmarried women, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.

“Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels.” (1 Corinthians 11:10)

St. Paul reminds us that as Christ did the will, and sought the honour of God the Father, so the Christian should avow his subjection to Christ, doing His will and seeking His glory. We should seek a fitting demeanour in our dress and habit, avoiding everything that may be dishonourable before…

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