Author Archives: Hilary

The Sacraments

The Sacraments   When we think of Easter, we think of renewal – we think of our “chance” that makes everything good for us. This Easter I thought it would be good to talk about the Sacraments, after all these form an integral part of our faith. One could even argue that they are essentially…

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May 5th Meditation: Mary Her Immaculate Conception

May 5: Mary – Her Immaculate Conception * “How would we have acted if we could have chosen our own mother? I’m sure we would have chosen the one we have, adorning her with every possible grace. That is what Christ did. Christ being all-powerful, all-wise, Love itself, his power carried out his Will… This…

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May 4th Meditation: Mary’s Family

May 4: Mary’s Family: The Trinity on Earth This is the year of the family. How wonderful that we have the example of Mary and the Holy family to learn that in our ordinary lives we can find Jesus right there with us.   “It is only natural that the Church rejoice as it contemplates…

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May 6 Meditation The Annunciation

May 6 The Annunciation – Mary: The First Tabernacle “If you seek Mary, you will find Jesus. And you will learn a bit more about what is in the heart of God, who humbles himself, discarding all manifestations of his power and majesty to take the form of a servant. Speaking in human terms, we…

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May 7th Meditation: Mary – Our Model in Ordinary Life

May 7th Meditation: Mary – Our Model in Ordinary Life “We can’t forget that Mary spent nearly every day of her life just like millions of other women who look after their families, bring up their children, and take care of their houses. Mary sanctifies the ordinary, everyday things – what some people wrongly regard…

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May 8th Meditation: Mary – Mother of Christ

May 8th: Mary – Mother of Christ  “Iesus Christus, Deus homo: Jesus Christ, God-man. This is one of the ‘mighty works of God’, which we should reflect upon and thank him for. He has come to bring ‘peace on earth to men of good will,’ to all who want to unite their wills to the…

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May 9th Meditation: Mary Welcoming the Shepherds

May 9th Meditation: Mary Welcoming the Shepherds “You must look at the Child in the manger. He is our Love. Look at him, realizing that the whole thing is a mystery. We need to accept this mystery on faith and use our faith to explore it very deeply. To do this, we must have the…

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May 10th Meditation: Mary Presenting Jesus in the Temple

May 10th Meditation:  Mary Presenting Jesus in the Temple “She teaches us to have charity. Remember the scene of the presentation of Jesus in the temple. An old man, Simeon, said to Mary, ‘Behold: This child is destined to bring about the fall of many and the rise of many in Israel — and to…

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May 11: Mary – Welcoming the Magi

May 11: Mary – Welcoming the Magi  ” ‘Going into the house, they saw the child with Mary, his mother’. Our lady is always near her Son. The Magi are not received by a king on a high throne, but by a child in the arms of his mother. Let us ask the Mother of…

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May 12: Mary: Her flight to Egypt with Joseph and the Child Jesus

May 12: Mary: Her flight to Egypt with Joseph and the Child Jesus  “The mystery of Mary helps us to see that in order to approach God, we must become little. Christ said to his disciples: ‘Believe me, unless you become like little children again, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.’ “To become…

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