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Marian Resources

Click here for an excellent Marian Resources page you may not know about.

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They include the book pictured above. St .Lawrence of Brindisi is known as the Marian Doctor of the Church. This book is several hundred pages of his Marian writings. Most people don’t know about him or even that his works have been translated and published. You can find it and other Marian and spiritual books by clicking here to see the Marian Resources page.

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Mary and God the Father

Ave Maria!

I’m translating an excellent book on dogmatic Mariology. From time to time, I’ll post sections from it. Here’s the first:

a). – Through sanctifying grace Mary is the Daughter of the Father, an adoptive daughter certainly, not a daughter according to nature. But this adoption is so full and so perfect that it closely imitates real filiation. For grace was granted to Mary at the same time as nature at the first moment of conception, and she didn’t need, like other men, to be regenerated. Much more, as grace was due to Christ in fullness, because of His hypostatic union, thus grace was due to Mary in the same way for her divine Maternity, assuming, however her free election to this Maternity. This is why the Fathers often praise her as the beloved daughter, the unique daughter, the only daughter of God. This filiation, however, is related to God the Father only by virtue of an appropriation. In reality, it is referred to the three divine Persons. This is what inspired this song of Dante Alighieri: “Virgin Mother, daughter of thy own son.”

b). – Mary is associated with the Father in the generation of the same Son. The two generations, the eternal and the temporal, end in the same person. In the two generations, the Son is begotten of the substance of the One who generates Him, of the substance of the Father according to the divinity, of the substance of the mother, according to the humanity.

And as the generation of the Word is eternal, it occurs at every moment. And so, at the same moment in which the Virgin conceived Christ in His humanity, the Father also begot Him in His divinity. The generation from the Father, however, does not end in the Son according to the human nature. And the conception of Mary does not end in the Son according to the divine nature. That’s why these two acts remain entirely distinct. The one is always present. The other is past and was very brief.

c). – Because of this same association of the Father and the Virgin in the generation of the same Son, Mary is also sometimes called the Spouse of the Father. This expression is understood very well. But it is a delicate maneuvering, and it is better to refrain from it.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the new Marian Resources Page.

 

 

 

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Immaculate Conception

Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Blessed Pope Pius IX, in defining this dogma, wrote: “From the very beginning, and before time began, the eternal Father chose and prepared for his only-begotten Son a Mother in whom the Son of God would become incarnate and from whom, in the blessed fullness of time, he would be born into this world. Above all creatures did God so loved her that truly in her was the Father well pleased with singular delight. Therefore, far above all the angels and all the saints so wondrously did God endow her with the abundance of all heavenly gifts poured from the treasury of his divinity that this mother, ever absolutely free of all stain of sin, all fair and perfect, would possess that fullness of holy innocence and sanctity than which, under God, one cannot even imagine anything greater, and which, outside of God, no mind can succeed in comprehending fully” (Bull, Ineffabilis Deus).

Many will also make their consecration to Jesus through Mary today, according to the formula of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. Most, however, despite their good intentions, will not make much progress. St. Louis-Marie said: “As the essential of this devotion consists in the interior which it ought to form, it will not be equally comprehended by everybody. Some will stop at what is exterior in it, and will go further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will mount only one step. Who will mount to the second step? Who will get as far as the third? Lastly, who will so advance as to make this devotion his habitual state?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119).

If you want to be in the small number who advances to the third step, here is your solution: To Jesus through Mary. This is the book which shows you what to do AFTER you’ve made your consecration. Check it out here.

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“Mary and the Christian Family”

If you want to know the secrets to a happier or better marriage (and every marriage can improve), then you would do well to read Fr. Emil Neubert’s “Mary and the Christian Family”. This is the ONLY book which discusses the main cause of marital problems, and shows you how to overcome it. That’s not an exaggeration, and you’ll discover why when you click here.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe and Ven. Frank Duff, Founder of the Legion of Mary, were so impressed with Fr. Neubert’s works that they both struck up friendships with him, and worked tirelessly to promote the sale of his books. If your marriage hasn’t turned out the way you wanted or isn’t going where you want it to go fast enough, and you’re ready to transform it, then see for yourself by clicking here.

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Fr. Emil Neubert, Marianist

Fr. Emil Neubert was, arguably, the most extraordinary Marian writer of the twentieth century.  St. Maximilian Kolbe was so impressed with one of his books that he struck up a friendship with him.  Many people, however, have not heard of him.  Here is a good article about him.  Fortunately, Fr. Neubert also wrote an autobiography, which you can get here!  I have dedicated a Pinterest board to him where you can also get some of his previously untranslated works.  I have three more of his works in preparation.  He used to write about the Blessed Virgin for three hours a day, and he wrote books for every state of life.  His autobiography is very inspiring.  It is to be hoped that he will be canonized.

Fr. Emil Neubert

Fr. Emil Neubert

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1/18)

“Her will does not differ from the will of God. Calling upon Her will without reserve, you manifest a love for the will of God, for Her will is so perfect that in nothing does it differ from His. Thus you give glory to God that He created so perfect a creature and took Her for His mother.”

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Sant’Alfonso

Sant'Alfonso

The church of Sant’ Alfonso possesses the original miraculous image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is on the Via Merulana between Santa Maria Maggiore and St. John Lateran.

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January 12, 2014 · 6:00 PM