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STAR OF BETHLEHEM

The star in the East was to announce that Christ, "Prince of Peace"(Isaiah 9:6), had come down from heaven.
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St. Gregory the Great says, “the Magi returned to their homes by another way, to show us that if we wish to reach our true home in paradise we must …More
St. Gregory the Great says, “the Magi returned to their homes by another way, to show us that if we wish to reach our true home in paradise we must forsake the path in which we have walked, and tread in the way of penance, obedience, and self denial.”
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The three Wise Men would have never found Christ if they had not been led by the star of Bethlehem (Matt.2:9). The Magi offered the new born Child, …More
The three Wise Men would have never found Christ if they had not been led by the star of Bethlehem (Matt.2:9). The Magi offered the new born Child, Jesus, presents. Gold, the symbol of homage, is offered to Him as King; incense, the symbol of prayer, because He is God; and myrrh, the symbol of mortification, because as Our Redeemer, He was to suffer.
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THE CHILD JESUS

Christ was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a stable at Bethlehem.
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St. Augustine says, A great Physician came down from heaven to heal a great disease on earth; He healed in a way hitherto unheard of, for He took …More
St. Augustine says, A great Physician came down from heaven to heal a great disease on earth; He healed in a way hitherto unheard of, for He took our ills on Himself. St. Jerome says, He is born in a stable, because the earth in comparison of heaven is but a stable.
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HAIL MARY

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our …More
HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. Madonna, Fra Filippo Lippi. Italian Early Renaissance Painter (1406-1469)
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Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee (Soloman 4:7). Our Lady of Fatima says, Pray the Rosary Everyday. O Holy Mary, Thou …More
Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee (Soloman 4:7).
Our Lady of Fatima says, Pray the Rosary Everyday.
O Holy Mary, Thou art all fair, guide us and protect us, have mercy on us and pray for us, especially for those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen
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Prayer for the Pope

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff Francis. R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. Let us pray. O God, …More
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff Francis.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Let us pray.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church: grant him, we beseech Thee, that, by word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, he may attain everlasting life. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Oratio pro Summo Pontifice
V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.
Oremus. Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Franciscum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat …More
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We ought to be true and faithful to Pope Francis, for he is not only the Head of the visible Church, but the rock where on it rest. Our Lord says, “…More
We ought to be true and faithful to Pope Francis, for he is not only the Head of the visible Church, but the rock where on it rest. Our Lord says, “and I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Those who cast off their allegiance to the Holy Father fall away from God.
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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

The assumption of Our Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven is a Dogma; a truth which the Church puts before us as revealed by God. Catherine Emmerich, in her visions, asserts that Mary died forty eight …More
The assumption of Our Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven is a Dogma; a truth which the Church puts before us as revealed by God. Catherine Emmerich, in her visions, asserts that Mary died forty eight years after the birth of Christ, at the age sixty four. Having gone from Ephesus to Jeruselem to follow again the footsteps of her Son in the way of the Cross, she fell mortally sick and died of grief. It is said that the apostle Thomas, having arrived in Jerusalem to late to assist in her interment, was desirous to see her remains in the sepulcher; but when it was opened nothing was found there but the grave clothes in which her body had been wrapped. The body of the Blessed Virgin was assumed gloriously into heaven. Mary was, in fact, Chosen by God to be the Mother of His Son, she was preserved from the stain of original sin, she was raised gloriously from the tomb, and crowned Queen of Heaven.
Detail of the Assumption of the Virgin, a masterpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
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O Most Holy Mary, remember me and pray for me, I beg thee intercede for me, carry my petitions and many needs and lay them at the feet of your Son, …More
O Most Holy Mary, remember me and pray for me, I beg thee intercede for me, carry my petitions and many needs and lay them at the feet of your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ; and thank Him as I thank you, with all of my heart and soul; saying, “Jesus I Trust in You”…Amen
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HAIL MARY

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our …More
HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. Portrait of the Virgin Mother in prayer at the Nativity by Filippino Lippi (Italian, 1456–1504)
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O Holy Mary, Thou art all fair, guide us and protect us, have mercy on us and pray for us, especially for those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen 😇More
O Holy Mary, Thou art all fair, guide us and protect us, have mercy on us and pray for us, especially for those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen
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The Devil

A great war arose in Heaven. Even the angels suffered a trial, some desired to be equal to God, they did not abide in the truth (John 8:44); and in this trial a large number of angels fell. “And …More
A great war arose in Heaven. Even the angels suffered a trial, some desired to be equal to God, they did not abide in the truth (John 8:44); and in this trial a large number of angels fell. “And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him” (Apoc. 12:9); and on the Last Day the evil angels will be judged (2 Pet. 2:4). Their leader is Satan, or Lucifer, for that was his name before he fell, and he was the highest of all the angels. They are our enemies and to deny the existence of the evil angels and of Satan is a grievous sin against the faith. Yet with all their spite they can do nothing against God, so they vent their fury at us and they assault the Holy Catholic Church; Satan’s greatest object is to effect Her ruin. It is a great thing to treat the devil and his temptations with great contempt; Our Lord dispatched the devil very promptly …More
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We may be protected from the assaults of the devil by means of the holy sign of the cross. St. Augustine says, “Even to remember the cross of Christ …More
We may be protected from the assaults of the devil by means of the holy sign of the cross. St. Augustine says, “Even to remember the cross of Christ puts our hellish foe to flight, and gives us strength to resist his temptations.”
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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has appeared under the form of a dove, of fire, and of tongues, to signify His office in the Church. St. Gregory the Great says, “The Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove and …More
The Holy Spirit has appeared under the form of a dove, of fire, and of tongues, to signify His office in the Church. St. Gregory the Great says, “The Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove and fire, because His work is done gently and zealously, and whoever is wanting in gentleness and zeal is not under His influence. He appeared in the form of tongues, because He gives to man the gift of speech, by which He may inflame others to the love of God.”
The Holy Spirit maintains and guides the Holy Catholic Church; His action produced the Incarnation (Luke 1:35); He exercised His powers through Christ (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38); He perfects the Catholic Church (Eph. 2:20-22), secures the Catholic Church from destruction (Matt. 16:18), and preserves it from error (John 14:16). Also the Holy Spirit is the perfect Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and wherever Mary is, the Holy Spirit is too.
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This Detail of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove over the most blessed Virgin Mary is from the painting, The Immaculate Conception, by Giovanni …More
This Detail of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove over the most blessed Virgin Mary is from the painting, The Immaculate Conception, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
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Christ Sacrifice upon His Holy Cross

The life of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Our Savior, on earth may be said to be one uninterrupted sacrifice. At the Incarnation His sacrifice began, for He gave up His divine dignity which was His as the …More
The life of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Our Savior, on earth may be said to be one uninterrupted sacrifice. At the Incarnation His sacrifice began, for He gave up His divine dignity which was His as the Son of God and took the form of a servant (Phil. 2:7). He gave up His free will, becoming obedient to a lowly maiden and an artisan, obedient to His heavenly Father even to the death of the cross (v. 8). He relinquished all earthly possessions (Matt. 8:20). Christ often denied Himself food of the body (John 4:34). Even when tired Christ denied Himself rest; and passed the whole night in prayer (Luke 6:12). Christ renounced Honor, saying “I seek not my own glory” (John 8:50). When brought before His judges He suffered scorn in silence (Luke 23:11). Christ was put on a par with murderers, and crucified between two thieves (Mark 15:27). And finally, upon the Cross, Christ surrendered all that He had, even His life itself, saying, “It is consummated.” Christ, Our Savior, the Good Shepherd, …More
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Detail of Head of Crucified Christ is from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece. 😇More
Detail of Head of Crucified Christ is from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece.
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DEVOTION TO MARY

Devotion to the most blessed Immaculate Virgin, the Mother of God, is an excellent means of attaining grace and a means of salvation. All the Saints observed a true devotion towards the Blessed …More
Devotion to the most blessed Immaculate Virgin, the Mother of God, is an excellent means of attaining grace and a means of salvation. All the Saints observed a true devotion towards the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Alphonsus Liguori, the author of the “Glories of Mary” declares it to be his persuasion that hell cannot boast of containing one single soul who ever had a true and heartfelt devotion to Mary. Saint Anselm says, It is impossible to save one’s soul without devotion to Mary and without her protection. Saint John Damascene says: Devotion to you, O Blessed Virgin, is a means which God gives to those whom he wishes to save. St. Bernard asserts that those who honor her daily will assuredly be saved. St. Francis Borgia always feared for the salvation of that soul which had little or no devotion for the Mother of God.
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Mary’s intercession has immense power with God; St. Bernard exclaims, “Who can doubt that the Son will listen to His Mother, such a Son to such a …More
Mary’s intercession has immense power with God; St. Bernard exclaims, “Who can doubt that the Son will listen to His Mother, such a Son to such a Mother!” Mary is our hope; because through her intercession we hope to procure the blessings which our poor prayers cannot obtain; there is nothing that she cannot obtain for us.
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