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The Growth of Charity in Mary

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The Growth of Charity in Mary   Presence of God – O Mary, Mother of fair love, teach me the secret of steady growth in charity. MEDITATION We must not think that the Blessed Virgin Mary was excused from all personal activity and progress because she had been established from the beginning in a higher degree of sanctity than that which even the greatest saint could ever hope to attain. Quite... Read More

The Mystery of Faith

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The Mystery of Faith Presence of God – O Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, and I adore You. Increase my faith. MEDITATION In the Canon [Eucharistic Prayer] of the Mass, the Eucharist is called “Mysterium fidei,” the Mystery of faith; indeed, only faith can make us see God present under the appearances of bread. Here, as St. Thomas says, the senses... Read More

Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Presence of God – O Mary, Mother of God, deign to accept my humble homage and grant that I, too, may enjoy the blessed fruits of your maternity. MEDITATION The [Solemnity] we celebrate today honors Mary under her most beautiful title and in her most glorious prerogative: Mother of God. This title and... Read More

Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary November 21st Presence of God — O Mary, present my offering and my life to Our Lord. MEDITATION Although Holy Scripture does not tell us anything about the presentation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple, this belief is based upon evidence authorized by a very ancient Christian tradition, and the Church has given it official recognition... Read More

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