“I am the Immaculate Conception” – On Rorate
Fontgombault Sermon for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: In the School of Mary – On Rorate
The Immaculate Conception — On Catholic Family News
Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception! – On The Fatima Center
Immaculata – On gloria.tv
To praise her all the tongues of heaven and earth do not suffice.” – Pope Bl. Pius IX An Italian statue made c.1680 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Watch “Pope Francis –- Homage ceremony to the largest public Statue of the Immaculate Conception 2018-12-08” From Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Square – On YouTube
Mary Immaculate – On gloria.tv
The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, feastday of December 8 By Prof. Plinio Correa de Oliveria
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The Immaculate and Man’s Ultimate End – On Mothers Of All Peoples
The Immaculate Conception & The Co-Redemptrix – On Mothers Of All Peoples
On February 17, 1941, the “Property” of the Immaculata, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo, eventually leading to his martyrdom in Auschwitz. During the few hours before his arrest, Fr. Maximilian was inspired to write the heart of his unparalleled mariological ponderings regarding the “Immaculate Conception.”
The following are excerpts from this last written testimony:
The Immaculate Conception & The Co-Redemptrix – On Mothers Of All Peoples
The Mystery of the Immaculate Conception After the Dogmatic Proclamation – On Mothers Of All Peoples
Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins is an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” in Rome, a contributing member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy and the author of Totus Tuus. He is internationally known for his numerous articles on Our Lady and for his scholarly work in the fields of dogmatic and spiritual theology.
Why the Time is Ripe for the Fifth Marian Dogma -By the late mariologist – Fr Peter Damian Fehlner – On Mothers Of All Peoples
The Church Crisis and Mary Advent Reflection
If we seek to cleanse the Church with the political spirit similar to the mobs of the French Revolution, with anger begetting anger and blood begetting blood, we will only find ourselves farther away from the interior metanoia demanded to solve the present crisis. Mary, on the other hand, offers us the model of purifying the Body of Christ with an uncompromising zeal for true purity and renewal of life, but in a reverent manner that does no violence to the Body itself. Mary has been cleaning the Body of Jesus since he was an infant. She does so with a maternal thoroughness, but in a manner that does no harm to what is, in its very nature, of divine institution and life. She will do the same, if invited, for her Son’s Mystical Body today.
From A Recent Archive – The Immaculate Conception – The Mother Of God & Many Catholic Traditional Teachings | TCE |
Cause of Our Joy – Our Lady of Liesse – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
In 1134 three Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, prisoners of the Muslims in Egypt, miraculously found or received in their prison a statue of Our Lady, which they named Our Lady of Joy, or Notre Dame de Liesse.
Painting of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Liesse where the Image of Our Lady of Liesse is enthroned.
From the book of the prophet Isaiah 24:1-18 The coming of the Lord on that day
Lo, the Lord empties the land and lays it waste; he turns it upside down, scattering its inhabitants:
Layman and priest alike, servant and master, The maid as her mistress, the buyer as the seller, The lender as the borrower, the creditor as the debtor. The earth is utterly laid waste, utterly stripped, for the Lord has decreed this thing.
The earth mourns and fades, the world languishes and fades; both heaven and earth languish. The earth is polluted because of its inhabitants, who have transgressed laws, violated statutes, broken the ancient covenant.
Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants pay for their guilt; Therefore they who dwell on earth turn pale, and few men are left.
The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted groan. Stilled are the cheerful timbrels, ended the shouts of the jubilant, stilled is the cheerful harp.
They cannot sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who partake of it. Broken down is the city of chaos, shut against entry, every house. In the streets they cry out for lack of wine; all joy has disappeared and cheer has left the land.
In the city nothing remains but ruin; its gates are battered and desolate. Thus it is within the land, and among the peoples, As with an olive tree after it is beaten, as with a gleaning when the vintage is done.
These lift up their voice in acclaim; from the sea they proclaim the majesty of the Lord: “For this, in the coastlands, give glory to the Lord! In the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel!”
From the end of the earth we hear songs: “Splendor to the Just One!” But I said, “I am wasted, wasted away. Woe is me! The traitors betray: with treachery have the traitors betrayed!
Terror, pit, and trap are upon you, inhabitant of the earth; He who flees at the sound of terror will fall into the pit; He who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the trap. For the windows on high will be opened and the foundations of the earth will shake.
From a treatise on The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross, priest
Under the ancient law prophets and priests sought from God revelations and visions which indeed they needed, for faith had as yet no firm foundation and the gospel law had not yet been established. Their seeking and God’s responses were necessary. He spoke to them at one time through words and visions and revelations, at another in signs and symbols. But however he responded and what he said and revealed were mysteries of our holy faith, either partial glimpses of the whole or sure movements toward it.
But now that faith is rooted in Christ, and the law of the gospel has been proclaimed in this time of grace, there is no need to seek him in the former manner, nor for him so to respond. By giving us, as he did, his Son, his only Word, he has in that one Word said everything. There is no need for any further revelation.
This is the true meaning of Paul’s words to the Hebrews when he urged them to abandon their earlier ways of conversing with God, as laid down in the law of Moses, and to set their eyes on Christ alone: In the past God spoke to our fathers through the prophets in various ways and manners; but now in our times, the last days, he has spoken to us in his Son. In effect, Paul is saying that God has spoken so completely through his own Word that he chooses to add nothing. Although he had spoken but partially through the prophets he has now said everything in Christ. He has given us everything, his own Son.
Therefore, anyone who wished to question God or to seek some new vision or revelation from him would commit an offense, for instead of focusing his eyes entirely on Christ he would be desiring something other than Christ, or beyond him.
God could then answer: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear him. In my Word I have already said everything. Fix your eyes on him alone for in him I have revealed all and in him you will find more than you could ever ask for or desire.
I, with my Holy Spirit, came down upon him on Mount Tabor and declared: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear him. You do not need new teachings or ways of learning from me, for when I spoke before it was of Christ who was to come, and when they sought anything of me they were but seeking and hoping for the Christ in whom is every good, as the whole teaching of the evangelists and apostles clearly testifies.