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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: VIVA MARIA!!!!
Marvellous celebration, explosive with joy, peace, love, and victory— this is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Our Lady appeared in 1531, 4 times, to Saint Juan Diego, healing his ailing(dying) uncle Juan Bernardino, using Saint Juan Diego as her ambassador and messenger. The content of the message? Notify the Bishop Juan Zumarraga that she wanted a church built on the hill of Tepeyak, on the outskirts of the city of Mexico so that she could hear their prayers and through her intercession alleviate their sufferings.
THE SIGN! The Bishop wanted a … Read more
THE IMMACULATE ONE: MARY MOST HOLY!!!!
Every year the church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This Marian Dogma states that Mary was conceived without the stain of Original Sin. The English poet Wordsworth poetically asserted, “Mary is our tainted nature’s solitary boast.” So that the Human nature of Jesus would be unstained it was convenient, according to the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, that the channel from which He would come to earth would be stainless, most pure, without the slightest contagion of sin— and that Immaculate One is the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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HUMILITY: THE FOUNDATION OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Jesus rarely praised people, but He does in two circumstances: Nathanael, who is called an Israelite without guile and John the Baptist who he says is the greatest born of woman. An extraordinary virtue, practiced to an exalted degree by John the Baptist was his humility.
What is humility? St Teresa of Avila says that humility is TRUTH. Humility also might be defined as the recognition that all the good that I can possibly do comes from God, the author of all good gifts, and all the evil I have done comes from my … Read more
NEW YEAR, NEW START, NEW LIFE— ADVENT!
With the arrival of Advent, the church starts a new year. Why not start a renewed spiritual life with the new Church year! Our God is a God of many chances. Our hope is that this year will be the best of years! Advent is time of preparation for the most important birthday in the world– Christmas, the birthday of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The success of the party depends on the prior preparation. Therefore, the more intensely we live Advent the more joyful will be our Christmas. Let us prepare … Read more