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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/20/2018 9:56:44 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Double HOW RICH is the constellation of Martyrs, which shines in this portion of the sacred Cycle. Yesterday, we had St. Sebastian; tomorrow we shall be singing the name which means Victory, for it is the Feast of Vincent; and now, today, between these two rich palm branches, we are rejoiced with the lovely rose and lily wreath of Agnes. It is to a girl of thirteen that our Emmanuel gave this stern courage of martyrdom, which made her meet the enemy of as bold a front as either the valiant Captain of the praetorian band or the...
  • IS "VIRGIN" THE CORRECT TRANSLATION OF ISAIAH 7:14?

    12/31/2017 7:19:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Knowing Scripture ^ | 12/30/2017 | Daniel Hoffman
    In an article well worth reading, the late Christopher Hitchens makes the common claim—somewhat in passing—that the term “virgin” as found in most English translations of Isaiah 7:14 is wrong or, at best, misleading. In the ESV that verse reads:Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.The claim that Hitchens and others make is that the Hebrew word behind “virgin” (עַלְמָה alma) in this text simply means “young woman.” The implication is that nothing miraculous is being promised, and that therefore, universal Christian tradition...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    12/18/2017 7:39:16 AM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    THIS FEAST, which is now kept, not only throughout the whole of Spain, but in almost all the Churches of the Catholic world, owes its origin to the Bishops of the tenth Council of Toledo, in 656. These Prelates having thought that there was an incongruity in the ancient practice of celebrating the feast of the Annunciation on the twenty-fifth of March, inasmuch as this joy solemnity frequently occurs at the time when the Church is intent upon the Passion of our Lord, and is sometimes obliged to be transferred into Easter Time, with which it is out of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 9:04:11 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double THERE COMES TO US today the fourth of our Wise Virgins, the valiant Martyr Lucy. Her glorious name shines on the sacred Dyptich of the Canon of the Mass together with those of Agatha, Agnes, and Cecily; and as often as we hear it pronounced during these days of Advent, it reminds us (for Lucy signifies Light) that He who consoles the Church, by enlightening her children, is soon to be with us. Lucy is one of the three glories of the Church of Sicily; as Catania is immortalized by Agatha, and Palermo by Rosaly, so is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    12/08/2017 4:06:14 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) AT LENGTH, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messias was to be born before the Messias himself; and this is the day of the Conception of Mary. The earth already possesses a first pledge of the divine mercy; the Son of Man is near at hand. Two true Israelites, Joachim and Anne, noble branches of the family of David, find their union, after a long barrenness, made fruitful by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Barbara, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/03/2017 10:38:27 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red   ALTHOUGH in the Roman Liturgy St. Barbara is merely commemorated in the Office of St. Peter Chrysologus; yet the Church has approved an entire Office for the use of those Churches which honor the memory of this illustrious Virgin in a special manner. The Legend which follows, although of considerable weight, has not, consequently, the authority of those which are promulgated for the use of the whole Church in the Roman Breviary. Let us not, on this account, be the less fervent in honoring this glorious Martyr, so celebrated in the East, and whose feast has been...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/01/2017 9:11:25 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble OF THE SAINTS whose feasts are kept during Advent, five are Virgins. The first, St. Bibiana, whom we honor today, is a daughter of Rome; the second, St. Barbara, is the glory of the Eastern Churches; the third, St. Eulalia of Merida, is one of Spain’s richest treasures; the fourth, St. Lucy, belongs to beautiful Sicily; the fifth, St. Odila, is claimed by France. These five wise Virgins lighted their lamps and watched, waiting for the coming of the Spouse. Such was their constancy and fidelity, that four of them shed their blood for the love of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Catharine, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    11/25/2017 3:35:50 AM PST · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    Red Double GERTRUDE THE GREAT, from her very infancy, felt a special attraction towards the glorious virgin Catharine. As she was desirous of knowing how great were her merits, Our Lord showed her St. Catharine seated on a throne so lofty and so magnificent, that it seemed her glory was sufficient to have filled the courts of heaven, had she been its sole queen; while from her crown a marvellous brightness was reflected on her devout clients. It is well known how the Maid of Orleans, entrusted by St. Michael to the guidance of St. Catharine and St. Margaret,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Ccilia, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    11/22/2017 4:15:27 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double CÆCILIA united in her veins the blood of kings with that of Rome’s greatest heroes. At the time of the first preaching of the Gospel, more than one ancient patrician family had seen its direct line become extinct. But the adoptions and alliances, which under the Republic had knit more closely the great families by linking them all to the most illustrious among them, formed as it were a common fund of glory, which, even in the days of decline, was passed on intact to the survivors of the aristocracy. It has now been demonstrated by the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    11/20/2017 8:59:43 PM PST · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    White Greater Double THE PRESENTATION is one of the minor solemnities of our Lady, and was inscribed at a comparatively late date on the sacred Cycle; it seems to court the homage of our silent contemplation. The world, unknown to itself, is ruled by the secret prayers of the just; and the Queen of saints, in her hidden mysteries, wrought far more powerfully than the so-called great men, whose noisy achievements fill the annals of the human race. The East had been celebrating for seven centuries at least the entrance of the Mother of God into the temple of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Gertrude, Virgin

    11/16/2017 5:46:31 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE SCHOOL which is founded upon the rule of the great Patriarch of the Monks of the West began with St. Gregory the Great. Such was the independent action of the Holy Spirit who guided it that in it women have prophesied as well as men. It is enough to mention St. Hildegarde and St. Gertrude, with whom we may fitly associate St. Mechtilde and St. Frances of Rome. Anyone who has tried modern methods will find, on making acquaintance with these ancient writers, that he is breathing another atmosphere, and is urged onward by a gentle...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin (Gueranger)

    10/14/2017 11:31:30 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double “Although the Church triumphant in heaven, and the Church mourning here on earth appear to be completely separated,” says Bossuet on this feast, “they are nevertheless united by a sacred bond. This bond is charity, which is found in this land of exile as well as in our heavenly country; which rejoices the triumphant Saints and animates those still militant; which, descending from heaven to earth, and from Angels to men, causes earth to become a heaven, and men to become Angels. For, O holy Jerusalem, happy Church of the first-born whose names are written in heaven,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    10/10/2017 11:41:15 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the Second Class IN the sixteenth century, even amidst their many divergences, the so-called Reformers agreed in utterly rejecting all the honors paid by the Catholic Church to the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the grounds that such veneration of the Mother detracted from the supreme worship due to her Divine Son. Four centuries have more than sufficed to show the result of so doing: the Son has followed the Mother! The descendants of those who refused to Mary the title and rights of Theotokos,—Mother of God—refuse to Jesus the title of Son of God in the...
  • CALL TO AWAKE - September 19, 2017

    09/19/2017 1:03:41 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 83 replies
    HEAVENLY SIGN 2017 ^ | September 19, 2017 | Steve Sewell
    This is a summary of nine date intervals all pointing to events around the Tribulation Period, or Daniel's 70th Week.
  • Richard Bransons Virgin Islands home destroyed by Hurricane Irma [Everyone OK]

    09/07/2017 6:16:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | Sept 7, 2017 9:11 a.m. ET | staff
    Virgin Airlines owner tweeted ahead of the storm that he would be hunkering down with guests in a concrete wine cellar The luxury home of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, according to a post from his son Sam on Instagram. Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Media, among other interests, had tweeted ahead of the storm that he would be hunkering down with guests in a concrete wine cellar underneath his house on Necker Island to ride out the storm, which is now confirmed to be the most powerful hurricane...
  • Fatima Mission 1: Intro & Miracle of the Sun

    07/30/2017 2:37:19 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2016 | The Mother of God
    A Lenten retreat on the message of Fatima.
  • Nun shocks Church by suggesting Jesuss mother wasnt a virgin

    02/02/2017 8:58:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 106 replies
    rt.com ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | rt
    A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger. Sister Lucia Caram was speaking on a talk show over the weekend when she let slip her belief that contradicts one of the key pillars of her faith. I think that Mary was in love with Joseph and that they were a normal couple, and the normal thing is to have sex, Caram told Risto Mejideon during Sundays Chester...
  • The Day of the Great Battle

    04/18/2016 2:45:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/18/16 | Don Elia
    Reflections by Don Elia* and a message from Our Lady of the Tre Fontane Neither is there at this time prince, or leader, or prophet, or holocaust, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place of first fruits before thee, that we may find thy mercy: (Daniel 3,38). It is the triumph of darkness. The authorization, if not the order, has finally arrived ... to feed hardened, obstinate public sinners, His Most Precious Body, which I provided for Him from my own most pure substance, united in an indissoluble way to His Divinity; that flesh with which He immolated Himself...
  • Adidas Is Partnering With Virgin Galactic To Design the Spaceline's Flight-Suits

    01/16/2016 3:32:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/14/2016 | Andrew Liszewski
    Space isn't just the next frontier for human exploration—apparently clothing brands are also looking towards the heavens. Today, Adidas revealed that its Y-3 brand will be working with Virgin Galactic to design not only the astronaut pilot’s flight-suits, but the outfits for everyone at Spaceport America. (For those not familiar with the brand, Y-3 is a fashion collaboration between Adidas and designer Yohji Yamamoto.) ... The flight-suit is made from Nomex Meta Aramid, which is a material very similar to kevlar. It retains some of the bullet-proof fabric’s rigidity, but is considerably more flexible. So while it will help support...
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church / Lumen Gentium / Chapter VIII

    01/15/2015 9:49:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    Vatican Website ^ | 21 Nov 1964 | Second Vatican Council
    CHAPTER VIIITHE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH I. Introduction 52. Wishing in His supreme goodness and wisdom to effect the redemption of the world, "when the fullness of time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman...that we might receive the adoption of sons".(283) "He for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit from the Virgin Mary."(1*) This divine mystery of salvation is revealed to us and continued in the Church, which the Lord established as His body. Joined...