WHAT DOES THE NAME “MARY” MEAN?

WHAT DOES THE NAME “MARY” MEAN? “And the Virgin’s name was Mary (Lk 1:27).” In Hebrew, Mary means “Star of the Sea”. And in Syriac, it means “Lady”. And with reason for in her womb she bore the Lord of the universe and the undimming Light of the world to all peoples. As all mothers…

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY. REVELATIONS TO ST. BRIDGET.

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY. REVELATIONS TO ST. BRIDGET. The Most Holy Name of Mary is so powerful that even the demons fear the Queen of heaven, Mother of God, our mother, such that upon hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from those who seek her help. St. Bridget recounts how the…

MARY, THE HIGHEST EXPRESSION OF “FEMININE GENIUS”.

MARY, THE HIGHEST EXPRESSION OF “FEMININE GENIUS”. Below you have some insights for meditation from St. John Paul II on the “genius of women”, taken from his “Letter to Women” written on June 29, 1995. +++QUOTE BEGINS HERE+++ The Church sees in Mary the highest expression of the “feminine genius” and she finds in her…

LOVE OUR LADY A LOT!

LOVE OUR LADY A LOT! “We have to love the Blessed Virgin Mary more. We will never love her enough. Love her a lot! It shouldn’t be enough for you to put up pictures of her, and greet them, and say aspirations. You should learn to offer her, in your strenuous life, some small sacrifice…

“BENEATH THY PROTECTION” OR “SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM”: THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (“THEOTOKOS”).

THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (“THEOTOKOS”): “BENEATH THY PROTECTION” “Beneath Thy Protection” (Greek: Ὑπὸ τὴν σὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν; Latin: Sub tuum praesidium later translated into English as, “We fly to your patronage” is the oldest preserved extant hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Theotokos, is well known in many Roman Catholic,…

SANTO NIÑO, HAVE MERCY ON US, MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US!

SANTO NIÑO, HAVE MERCY ON US, MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US! We all love Jesus and desire to love Him more. What better way than to ask Our Lady’s help, the Mother of God and our mother to advance along the path of love for God? As St. Josemaria said: Mary is the shorcut to…

MARY, GOD’S MASTERPIECE…OUR MOTHER!

MARY, GOD’S MASTERPIECE…OUR MOTHER! “She is God’s masterpiece: our most holy Mother Mary. She lives now and is protecting us. She is there, body and soul, with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit…. In her, all ideals become a reality; but this should not make us think that her sublime greatness makes…

IF YOU WANT TO BE FAITHFUL TO JESUS, BE VERY MARIAN.

IF YOU WANT TO BE FAITHFUL TO JESUS, BE VERY MARIAN. “If you want to be faithful, be very Marian. Our Mother, from the time of the Angel ‘s message, until her agony at the foot of the Cross, had no other heart, no other life, but that of Jesus. Go to Mary with the…

PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GRACE (BY ST. ATHANASIUS).

PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GRACE (BY ST. ATHANASIUS) It becomes you to be mindful of us, as you stand near him who granted you all graces, for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. Help us for the sake of the King, the Lord God and Master who was born of you….