Devotions: August 2004 Archives

Discussing Marian devotion with a convert of his time, Newman wrote,

"to my feelings nothing is more delightful than the contemplation of the Mysteries of the Incarnation, under the invocation, so to call it, of her whowas the human instrument of it-so that she who ministered to the Gracious Dispention itself, should minister also to our adoring thought of it."

So true! And this is the answer to those ninnies who say you shouldn't pray the rosary during Eucharistic Adoration.

"I ever possess, and take with me everywhere, the God of my heart and the Heart of my God."

The Sainted Antipope - Fr. Jim Tucker @ Dappled Things

As we recall the example of Saint Clare, let us pray for the the Poor Clares at the Monastery of Mary, Mother of the Church, in Alexandria, Virginia. You know they are praying for all of us!


"All that we do without offering it to God is wasted."

This is a holy card from St. John Baptiste Vianney Parish in Gladwyne, PA. They commissioned an artist to do this visage of the saint to commemorate their 75th anniversary under his patronage. The work is wonderful but this scan is a little strange looking because the card is laminated. It's shame I can't post a larger photo of it.

“If we really understood the priest on earth, we would die not of fright but of love. . . . The Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus."

– St. Jean Vianney, the Curé of Ars

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1589

Father Tucker of Dappled Things links to a post by an Orthodox blogger on the role of the Queen Mother of ancient Israel. Scott Hahn writes of this in his book Hail, Holy Queen. From the blog "St. Stephen's Musings." linked above:

There is an Aramaic word, "Gebirah", which means "Queen Mother". The Gebirah was an official position, one with which everyone (Jesus and His disciples included) was entirely familiar. Her role was as an advocate of the people. Anyone who had a petition or sought an audience with the King did so through her.
St. Louis de Montfort's way of Total Consecration follows in this tradition. You can follow the schedule for prepation online via the preceding link. It contains all the prayers and meditations required for the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration. If you start August 6, your consecration day will be September 8, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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