Download and read online Meditations on Mary in PDF and EPUB Spiritual meditation is the surest way to grow in holiness, and Our Lady is truly an example of perfection. This combination makes Meditations on Mary a spiritual powerhouse that will lift your soul to God and help you along the path to heaven. Meditations on Mary features twenty-four of the most powerful and moving meditations written by 17th Century Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet —considered to be one of the best homilists in the history of the Church. Author of Meditations for Lent and Meditations for Advent, Bishop Bossuet has been admired for his piety and eloquence for over three hundred years. Now his meditations on Our Lady are available to you in English — for the very first time! Although we know Our Lady serves as a perfect example of how a Christian should live and bear witness to Our Lord, Scripture contains only a few glimpses of her life, leaving our knowledge limited and our imagination wanting. In these pages, Bishop Bossuet takes you on a stunning pilgrimage through the principal mysteries of Our Lady’s life. He masterfully blends what he’s learned from Sacred Scripture with the spiritual traditions rooted in the heart of the Church, and illuminates it with his own theological reflections. He’ll bring you to a deeper understanding of Our Lady's compassion, her suffering during Christ’s Passion, and the loneliness she felt after his Ascension to heaven. Bishop Bossuet will show you how Jesus brings honor to himself by honoring his mother, and how Our Lady is extraordinary solely because of her alliance with Jesus. Mary teaches us how to let God direct our steps, how to remain humble in commanding and obeying, and how to seek holiness through our daily work. She shows us how to pray with humility and perseverance, to advance in perfection, and, by doing all these things, to conform ourselves to the holy will of God. Each short meditation is worthy of your contemplation, because each contains a lesson directly from the Blessed Mother to sinners like you and me.
Download and read online Meditations on Mary in PDF and EPUB Reproductions of paintings by the old masters and excerpts from the Gospels accompany a collection of meditations on the life of the Virgin Mary
Download and read online Meditations on Mary in PDF and EPUB Conferences delivered in 1958 on a pilgrimage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lourdes.
Download and read online A Year with Mary in PDF and EPUB “Of Mary, there is never enough!” Books about the Blessed Virgin abound, yet the words of St. Bernard of Clairvaux still ring true: “Of Mary, there is never enough!” She is a mystery that faithful Christians seek to understand more fully, an ocean “full of grace” still awaiting deeper exploration. In A Year with Mary: Daily Meditations on the Mother of God, best-selling Catholic author Paul Thigpen sets sail on that ocean, using as his map the profound insights of saints and other spiritual writers. These 365 reflections, drawn from their writings, reveal Mary’s role in God’s plan, the virtues she so perfectly models, and the rich benefits of Marian devotion. Premium Ultrasoft with two-tone sewn binding, ribbon marker and gold edges.
Download and read online The Spirit Enshrined in PDF and EPUB This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.
Download and read online Come Lord Jesus in PDF and EPUB These Advent reflections by the abbess of a Poor Clare monastery and accomplished spiritual writer focus our attention on the coming of Jesus into our lives. There is a double movement to this coming: our active preparation to be ready for him, on one hand, and our patient waiting for the Lord to arrive in his own good time, on the other. There is an art to this simultaneous preparing and waiting, and who knows better than the late and beloved Mother Mary Francis how to encourage us in our attempts to master this art. The joyful yet challenging teaching that we have come to expect from Mother Mary Francis is on display in these Advent conferences written for her spiritual daughters at the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Meditating on passages from Scripture about the coming of the Messiah into both our world and our hearts, Mother challenges us to persevere in overcoming our faults, while keeping our eyes on the Lord who has called us to himself, for it is he who, through the gifts of his grace, will complete in us the work of sanctification which he has begun. Although written for Advent, the wisdom of Mother Mary Francis collected by her sisters for this volume is profitable at any time, because a Christian life is one of constant growth into the very likeness of God.
Download and read online Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate in PDF and EPUB The Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate is one of Padre Pio’s few published writings, penned before he was forbidden by the Church to publish or to engage in correspondence—this for fear a cult would arise around him. Here we encounter a profound spiritual penetration into the mystery of Mary’s unique and sublime role in our salvation. Though brief, it can be read over and over with great benefit since it is-–just as the title suggests—both a meditation and a prayer on the meaning of Mary. This booklet also contains a brief sketch of Padre Pio’s life and numerous edifying pictures of this saintly stigmatist.
Download and read online Meditations on the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary in PDF and EPUB To meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary, we want to be there with Jesus and Mary. We want to see them and hear their voices. We want to be on the scene in the stable where Jesus was born, in the Temple as Mary enters proudly carrying her baby, at the foot of the cross when Jesus dies. Set the stage in your own mind for these episodes, one at a time, in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Consider their immediate surroundings, their robes and veils and the sandals on their feet. Try to conjure up a room where Mary sleeps, a simple bed, a chair her father made, and a rag rug her mother wove.
Download and read online Meditations on the Incarnation Passion and Death of Jesus Christ in PDF and EPUB Read by Protestants and Catholics alike, Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633–94) was the foremost German woman poet and writer in the seventeenth-century German-speaking world. Privileged by her social station and education, she published a large body of religious writings under her own name to a reception unequaled by any other German woman during her lifetime. But once the popularity of devotional writings as a genre waned, Catharina’s works went largely unread until scholars devoted renewed attention to them in the twentieth century. For this volume, Lynne Tatlock translates for the first time into English three of the thirty-six meditations, restoring Catharina to her rightful place in print. These meditations foreground women in the life of Jesus Christ—including accounts of women at the Incarnation and the Tomb—and in Scripture in general. Tatlock’s selections give the modern reader a sense of the structure and nature of Catharina’s devotional writings, highlighting the alternative they offer to the male-centered view of early modern literary and cultural production during her day, and redefining the role of women in Christian history.
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Download and read online Mary s Life in the Spirit in PDF and EPUB How did Mary, filled with grace since her conception, live her life in the Holy Spirit? How can she teach us to do the same? Popular author Fr. George Montague, a Marianist priest and a highly respected biblical scholar who has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1970, is uniquely qualified to address this topic. In short meditations, Fr. Montague focuses on various aspects of Mary’s life and the Spirit’s involvement in each of them. He also reflects on her collaboration with the Spirit in building up the Church as well as her various apparitions. Stories and examples of modern-day believers show us concretely how Mary can influence our own spiritual lives and deepen our own experience of the Spirit. Readers will enjoy the author’s clear and engaging writing as well as the depth of his reflections. Each meditation ends with a prayer, helping the reader integrate the reflections into his or her own prayer life. Makes a great gift.
Download and read online Meditations on My Lady the Virgin Mother in PDF and EPUB This little book is a concise reflection of the purity of Mary's grace. It answers some questions about the identity of Mary and her role in humanity. Judith Michel touches upon Mary's pregnancy and the golden Child growing in her womb. Meditations on My Lady, the Virgin Mother, is an exciting piece of work that reveals Mary as the mother of God, the virgin mother and the splendor of God's beauty. Brilliant!
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Download and read online Surprising Mary in PDF and EPUB This is a book for those whose devotion to Mary has been strong and consistent over a lifetime. But it is also a book for those rediscovering Mary, rediscovering the value of devotion to her. Welcome to this small book of meditations and prayers on Mary, the mother of Jesus and our mother, too. As you will see, it has four sections--Mary in Scripture, Mary in the Liturgy, Marian apparitions, and a fourth section which includes devotional prayers to Mary both ancient and modern. The author would like to think that this is a book Mary herself would appreciate. --From the Introduction