Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Mary

A Mother Who Keeps Her Promises

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Luke 1:26-38 or 39-47

Over the past couple weeks I have witnessed the Rite of the Catechumenate at two different parishes. Those seeking admission to the Catechumenate are asked two primary questions. First, they are asked, "What do you ask of God's Church?" To which they reply, "faith." Second, they are asked, "What does faith offer you?" And they reply simply, "eternal...

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Poem

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Poem

Friday September 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows John 19:25-27 SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY The Prophecy of Simeon The Mother stands with infant child, And in her mind thoughts run wild, A prophecy he dared to say. The first sword to pierce the day The Flight into Egypt Leave house and home and all you see, Into the desert three must flee, Death a king does cast your way. The second sword to pierce the day. The Loss of the boy Jesus in the Temple The fear of loss does pierce thy heart, You...

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Poem

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Friday September 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

John 19:25-27

SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY

The Prophecy of Simeon

The Mother stands with infant child,
And in her mind thoughts run wild,
A prophecy he dared to say.
The first sword to pierce the day

The Flight into Egypt

Leave house and home and all you see,
Into the desert three must flee,
Death a king does cast your way.
The second sword...

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A birthday poem for the Blessed Mother

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A birthday poem for the Blessed Mother

Sweet Mother of gentle face, New Eve of Adam's race, Conduit of eternal grace, Give your radiance to this place. Holy Virgin gentle and mild, Kiss softly your simple child, Guide urges often wild, Call us back, those exiled. Lovely Lady free from sin, Help us to begin again, Quiet evil's frightful din, Pour forth His grace upon all men. Hold us with graceful arm, Wrapped in mantle free from harm, Sweet kisses like a charm, Tricks of Satan, you disarm. Bless this day of your birth, Queen of Heaven, Queen of earth, Object of Our Father's mirth, In your...

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A Birthday Poem for the Blessed Mother

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Sweet Mother of gentle face,
New Eve of Adam's race,
Conduit of eternal grace,
Give your radiance to this place.

Holy Virgin gentle and mild,
Kiss softly your simple child,
Guide urges often wild,
Call us back, those exiled.

Lovely Lady free from sin,
Help us to begin again,
Quiet evil's frightful din,
Pour forth His grace upon all men.

Hold us with graceful arm,
Wrapped in mantle free from harm,
Sweet kisses...

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