Wherefore the Blessed Virgin in this first instant loved and praised God with such earnestness of intention that she exceeded the love, and consequently also the merit, of the highest angel. S, A blessing to be all together for our 51st anniver, One of the great beauties of the Catholic Church i, @ecyd_in_dc had a Holy Hour for Advent Theophylact says, “The voice of the Virgin was the voice of God incarnate in her.”. For in order that he might be believed to be the saviour of all, in accordance with our economic appropriation, as I said, he refers to himself the sufferings of his own flesh, in much the same way as is suggested through the voice of the prophet coming as it were from him in advance: “I gave my back to the smiters and my cheeks to blows; I hid not my face from shame and spitting” . I would have added many of their testimonies, proving my opinions from theirs, had I not feared that the length of the letter would be made tedious thereby. 8, and others. Stephen is full like a stream. But the rational animal eats bread, wherefore the Bread of Life which came down from heaven is laid in the crib where the food of beasts is wont to be placed, that even animals void of reason may share the food of reasonable beings.”. Mary goes in haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth and is praised by her as "blessed among women." St Louis de Montfort among many other Saints recommend praying slowly and intently for a tremendous spiritual benefit. Luke 2:6-7. Whereupon deservedly the angel proclaims her Blessed above all women. I could say much on this subject and first of all that those holy fathers, when they discuss the economy, speak not of the generation but of the Son becoming man. He said this as being indeed son of David according to the flesh, but his Lord according to his godhead.) But I recall the promise of brevity that I made at the beginning and that both restrains my discourse and moves me on to the second subject of your reverence. This retreat was held for the associates of your order in the Chapel of St. Gabriel in the summer of 1883. None of the reverent bishops is to take possession of another province which has not been under his authority from the first or under that of his predecessors. When He prepared the heavens I was there: when He set a compass upon the face of the depth . They are people who have suffered no wrong, but have been exposed by me for their own profit, one because he oppressed the blind and the poor, a second because he drew a sword on his mother, a third because he stole someone else’s money in collusion with a maidservant and since then has lived with such a reputation as one would hardly wish for one’s worst enemy. And entered into the house of Zacharias. The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary 2. For I know what has been foretold by Isaiah, Behold a virgin shall conceive, and shall bring forth Emmanuel; and it may be the will of God that I should be that virgin. When we had gathered together in accordance with the pious decree in the metropolis of Ephesus, some separated themselves from us, a little more than thirty in number. It is not permitted to produce or write or compose any other creed except the one which was defined by the holy fathers who were gathered together in the holy Spirit at Nicaea. We love the rosary, but sometimes It’s hard to stay focused on contemplating the mysteries. And anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him”. For since the king was on His couch, the sweet ointment of the Virgin gave forth its odour, and the smoke of spices went up in the sight of His glory, and she found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” And further on he shows that God is in all creatures by power, in rational beings by knowledge, in the good by love, and therefore He is with them by concord of the will, for it is by means of this that they unite themselves to God. In memory of the event the Church of the Three Shepherds was afterwards built on this spot. iv. They are working, preparing for Elizabeth’s baby, quietly conversing, and praying. 3. Wherefore he adds that in her, nature conspired with grace and co-operated with it in every respect. Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives. She might not be believed. Nestorius sends greeting in the Lord to the most religious and reverend fellow-minister Cyril. In Hebrew Miriam, that is, Mar Yam, myrrh, or bitterness of the sea; for the Hebrews have a tradition that the sister of Moses was called Miriam, because when she was born the bitter tyranny of Pharaoh in drowning the Hebrew children began. 6. This house is thus described by Adrichomedus on the authority of Nicephorus in his description of the Holy Land, “It is one mile distant from Emmaus, near the hills. And again what of: “with Mary the mother of Jesus”; or “that which is conceived in her is of the holy Spirit”; and “Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt”; and “concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh”? Mention is made of Cyril’s letter in the definition of Chalcedon. Ground for spiritual life. . For he was without suffering, while his body suffered. 2. 49 Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. Observe that here three different ordinances are intertwined and joined together. It has also been revealed to mystics that God the Father likewise darkened the intellect of their parents at this time in order to accomplish His design. S. Gregory Thaumasius (Serm. Heavenly Father, as we offer you this mystery, we pray for the virtues of humility and purity of heart, so that we can become like Mary and say: "I am your faithful servant O Lord, let it be done to me according to your Divine Will." 3. 0 prodigies! The Lady of the sweet name, Mary, is withdrawn in prayer. Renewed its finished course, Saturnian times For the rest I do not intend to spend more words on this subject in order not to vaunt my own mediocrity above my teacher and master or above the fathers. Luke 1:39-48 – During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 1 Corinthians 15:45 The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a quickening spirit. Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business.” And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them. For inasmuch as He had a pre-existence as a saving Being, it was necessary that what might be saved should also be called into existence, in order that the Being who saves should not exist in vain. 33 And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. Luke 1:28, 31, 38. Gratia plena, Vulgate, full of grace. Tropologically, the soul filled with God, as the soul of the Blessed Virgin was, ascends the mountain heights, i.e., toils up the steep paths of virtue. THIS WEBPAGE IS AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST HERE. But this is to say, that He also appeared putatively as man when He was not man, and that He was made man while taking nothing from man. formed in purest fashion from the flesh and blood of the Virgin alone His Human Body. Author Brent Posted on November 25, 2020 November 25, 2020 Categories Fifth Joyful Mystery, Joyful Mysteries, rosary meditation, rosary prayer Covid19 Rosary Prayer Meditations. In the fields and plains about Bethlehem. The important thing is to meditate on the holy mysteries of salvation. See also the Revelations of S. Bridget i. That the Blessed Virgin had a gift of grace bestowed upon her by God, and that, in a full measure of excellence beyond other just and holy persons, for this epithet is applied solely to the Blessed Virgin, to the end that she might be made worthy to become in time the Mother of God. For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.” Wisdom vii. There John was born and circumcised, and concealed in a cave that he might not be slain with the children of Bethlehem by Herod, &c. And saluted Elizabeth, with the usual Hebrew salutation. We do not adore the man along with the Word, so as to avoid any appearance of division by using the word “with”. 28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Then he adds, “But since He is in this way with all the saints, yet He was in an especial manner with Mary, between whom and Himself there was such a consent that He joined not only her will, but her flesh to Himself, and of His own and the Virgin’s substance made one Christ; who although He is not wholely of God nor wholely of the Virgin, yet He is wholely God’s and wholely the Virgin’s, and not two sons, but the one son of both.” Then he shows that the whole Trinity was with the Blessed Virgin. The Council of Chalcedon “has accepted the synodical letters of the blessed Cyril, pastor of the church in Alexandria, to Nestorius and to the Orientals, as being well-suited to refuting Nestorius’s mad folly and to providing an interpretation for those who in their religious zeal might desire understanding of the saving creed.”. His poverty, therefore, is my heritage, and the weakness of my Lord is my strength.”, A fourth reason is that we could not conceive the idea of God, who is a pure and uncreated spirit, so God clothed Himself in our flesh that we might see Him with our eyes and hear Him with our cars. Others think that Christ was received into the arms of His Mother, with exceeding joy,—for this would seem to be becoming for such a mother and such a son, and would be natural, and is gathered from what Luke immediately adds, “and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes.” Taking Him in her hands she adored Him, kneeling, and then kissed Him most sweetly, and wrapped Him in the clothes and bands. In these rosary meditations, you will discover how we can pray with and around the current situation, by using the life of Jesus and Mary. [10] St Andrew Novena Prayer in Anticipation of Christmas. For if the one [who sprang] from the earth had indeed formation and substance from both the hand and workmanship of God, but the other not from the hand and workmanship of God, then He who was made after the image and likeness of the former did not, in that case, preserve the analogy of man, and He must seem an inconsistent piece of work, not having wherewith He may show His wisdom. Simeon blesses them and says to Mary His Mother, “Behold this Child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted.”, Simeon prophecies to Mary’s sorrows, “and thy own soul a sword shall pierce,” speaking to her inward martyrdom she is to suffer with her Son. It is pious and sufficiently helpful for the whole world. my Lord! We welcome you to the new Joyful Meditations! I say absolutely; for in other respects maternity is an incomprehensible dignity bestowed by God (as God Himself is incomprehensible) and an abyss of all graces. Blessed art thou among women. Yet, in her zeal for humility, in order to make herself like other women who bear children, that she might not give scandal in seeming to be singular, and that she might conceal her virginity and her conception by the Holy Ghost, the Blessed Virgin was willing to be purified, even as Christ, for similar reasons, was willing to be circumcised. . 4 In him was life: and the life was the light of men. She is called blessed among women just as Jael and Judith were similarly praised as precursors, yet in a far more excellent way for she excels them and all virgins a thousand times in blessings, gifts, and graces. The Annunciation. The first is that of Lev. Saint Josemaría Escrivá's Meditations on the Rosary - Joyful Mysteries. Meditating on the conception and early life of Jesus, affords us with the perfect example by which we optimally pattern our lives. Mini Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary: The Joyful Mysteries. “The pains she escapes in childbirth she bears at the time of His Passion.”. Spiritual Fruit: Humility | Docility to … Barradius, who is among these, gives as a reason why the Blessed Virgin brought forth in the cave, and why Christ was laid to rest in a manger and not in a bed, that all the places in the inn had already been taken by the crowd of richer people who were flocking thither for the census. Moreover; S. Ambrose says, “She was the first to give her salutation; for the more chaste a virgin is, the more humble she ought to be, and the more ready to give way to her elders. . Mary risked a lot because she had faith in God’s goodness. art. You will say that Christ was more full of grace than the Blessed Virgin. She could face disapproval. Reflection: One of the wonders of God’s plan is that he chooses to associate souls, one to another, so that they help each other on their journey. They encountered a man named Simeon whom the Holy Spirit said would not experience death until he had seen the Anointed One. Upon seeing Jesus, Simeon said “Now Master, You can dismiss Your … The second, that the mother offer to God a lamb, as a holocaust for her own purification (not that of her child, as S. Augustine would have it), and a young turtle-dove or pigeon as a sin-offering, if she be rich; but if poor, only a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons (Lev. According to this understanding of the unconfused union, we confess the holy virgin to be the mother of God because God the Word took flesh and became man and from his very conception united to himself the temple he took from her. 1: 26-27) - Hail Mary... 2. 48 Such as is the earthly, such also are the earthly: and such as is the heavenly, such also are they that are heavenly. Moreover as, when the Son of God was conceived, He entered throughout the whole body of the Virgin with His Divinity, so, when he was born with His Humanity and His Godhead, He was poured forth throughout her body, like all its sweetness shed whole from the bosom of the rose, the glory of maidenhood remaining entire in His Mother.”. For by nature the Word of God is of itself immortal and incorruptible and life and life-giving, but since on the other hand his own body by God’s grace, as the apostle says, tasted death for all, the Word is said to have suffered death for us, not as if he himself had experienced death as far as his own nature was concerned (it would be sheer lunacy to say or to think that), but because, as I have just said, his flesh tasted death. The Annunciation. [9*] Symbolically this “dancing” in the womb prefigures John’s own martyrdom, as the dancing of Herodias would be the means by which he would be beheaded. 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