Assumption Novena: Day 6

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Today is day six of the Assumption Novena. You can follow the prayers along here, or use either of the prayers here or here.

31 Days With Mary: Day 13

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Mary: The Hidden Life With Jesus

“Mary’s life too is “hid with Christ in God” (cf. Col 3:3) through faith. For faith is contact with the mystery of God. Every day Mary is in constant contact with the ineffable mystery of God made man, a mystery that surpasses everything revealed in the Old Covenant. From the moment of the Annunciation, the mind of the Virgin Mother has been initiated into the radical “newness” of God’s self-revelation and has been made aware of the mystery. She is the first of those “little ones” of whom Jesus will say one day: “Father, … you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes.” (Mt 11:25) For “no one knows the Son except the Father.” (Mt 11:27) [yet she does not know him as the Father does]” —Redemptoris Mater, article 17

Offering: Doing our ordinary duty on time, with competence and love.

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31 Days With Mary: Day 5

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Mary: Her Immaculate Conception

“Mary, a virgin not only undefiled but a virgin whom grace has made inviolate, free of every stain of sin.” – St. Ambrose (388)

““God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In order to carry out her mission she herself was conceived immaculate. This means that, thanks to the grace of God and in anticipation of the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary was preserved from original sin from the first instant of her conception.” – Compendium of the CCC

Offering: The renewal of our baptismal vows.


31 Days With Mary: Day 3

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Mary and the Blessed Trinity

“Through the Incarnation of our Lord, in her immaculate womb, Mary, the daughter of God the Father, is also the spouse of God the Holy Spirit and the mother of God the Son.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva

Offering: A Hail Mary in honor of the Blessed Trinity as often as we can remember.