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Surprised by Our Lady of Guadalupe

March 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Sarah Reinhard

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 7 of 8) Once again, I find myself “blaming” — err, giving credit to — Mary. Many things of the last 15 years of my life are her “fault” — maybe even going so far as to say that I’m Catholic because of her. I spent a great deal of time trying to put all the puzzle pieces together, and at some point, life took over. I started... Read More

Should I Grow Closer to Mary as a Wife and Mother? I Feel Distant

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Dear Angela and David, as a wife and mother, I’ve always thought that I should find Mary to be a spiritual example. But instead, I really feel distant from her. She’s sinless, and I’m not. Should I be trying to grow closer to her, and, if so, how? What a beautiful and honest question. We have both grown tremendously in our love for Our Blessed Mother. One of us, Angela, is a cradle Catholic,... Read More

33 Days to Morning Glory Week 3 of 7 – Book Club

May 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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33 Days to Morning Glory Week 3 of 7 The Power of Humility We’ll close these reflections on the wonderful benefits of Marian consecration by letting St. Louis describe how this way is also a secure path, meaning that, as we walk it, we’re particularly protected from and defended against evil: Mary puts herself around [her true children], and accompanies them “like an army in battle array”... Read More

33 Days to Morning Glory Week 2 of 7 – Book Club

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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33 Days to Morning Glory Week 2 of 7 The “Surest and Quickest Way to Heaven” Marian consecration basically means giving Mary our full permission (or as much permission as we can) to complete her motherly task in us, which is to form us into other Christs. Thus, by consecrating ourselves to Mary, each of us is saying to her: Mary, I want to be a saint. I know that you also want me to be... Read More

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