The Sorrows of Mary as Archetypes

  It is certainly true that Our Lady's sorrows constituted historical episodes in the life of Jesus as experienced in the heart of Mary. As such they form part of salvation history as well as of general history. More than that though, I would argue, we can see these sorrows as archetypal. That is, the … Continue reading The Sorrows of Mary as Archetypes

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The Rosary of the 7 Sorrows as a Contemplative Prayer.

The Technique. + In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Our Father Hail Mary I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the … Continue reading The Rosary of the 7 Sorrows as a Contemplative Prayer.

Commentary on Psalm 106: Concluded

Storms   23 Some there were that ventured abroad in ships, trafficking over the high seas; 24 these are men that have witnessed the Lord’s doings, his wonderful doings amid the deep. 25 At his word the stormy wind rose, churning up its waves; 26 high up towards heaven they were carried, then sank into … Continue reading Commentary on Psalm 106: Concluded

Commentary on Psalm 106: Part 2

Prison   10 Some lay where darkness overshadowed them, helpless in bonds of iron; 11 their punishment for rebelling against God’s decrees, for thwarting the will of the most High. 12 Their hearts bowed down with sorrow, none else to aid their faltering steps, 13 they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and … Continue reading Commentary on Psalm 106: Part 2

Mary: Mother of the Church

With a generous heart Mary undertook and discharged the duties of her high but laborious office, the beginnings of which were consecrated in the Cenacle. With wonderful care she nurtured the first Christians by her holy example, her authoritative counsel, her sweet consolation, her fruitful prayers. She was, in very truth, the Mother of the … Continue reading Mary: Mother of the Church