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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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The Serpent and the Cross

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The Serpent and the Cross

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross John 3:13-17 It seems as though snakes or serpents have gotten a bad rap throughout history, most especially in scripture.  Yet, maybe it is with good reason.  Out of all of God’s land animals it is probably the least like man.  It slithers on the ground without limbs.  It lays eggs and abandons the nest.  It depends on external sources for body heat.  They are very different than us and this may be the reason they have been so maligned. In Genesis the very face of evil is on a serpent.  We...

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The Serpent and the Cross

Posted by James Hahn on

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
John 3:13-17

It seems as though snakes or serpents have gotten a bad rap throughout history, most especially in scripture. Yet, maybe it is with good reason. Out of all of God’s land animals it is probably the least like man. It slithers on the ground without limbs. It lays eggs and abandons the nest. It depends on external sources for body heat. They are...

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Blessed Are You

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Wednesday September 13th - Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Luke 6:20-26 Blessed are you who are poor He who has but little, In gift or in desire, Surely shall inherit all, When body moves up higher. His life will have been spent, In loving not the earth, But in God alone his peace, In God alone his worth. Blessed are you who hunger The man who seeks for justice, And for his daily bread, Will find a heavenly reward, In being justly fed. The stomach and the mind, Groan to seek their fill, On earth the...

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Blessed Are You

Posted by James Hahn on

Wednesday September 13th - Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Luke 6:20-26


Blessed are you who are poor

He who has but little,
In gift or in desire,
Surely shall inherit all,
When body moves up higher.
His life will have been spent,
In loving not the earth,
But in God alone his peace,
In God alone his worth.

Blessed are you who hunger

The man who seeks for justice,
And for his daily bread,
...

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