Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

SATURDAY OF OUR LADY

Photo: R. Massaro (c) 2019 Spirit Singing





She who was perfectly faithful to her mission, who continually accompanied her Divine Son, who stood beneath His cross and closed the tomb on His body, will ever be a loyal friend to all of God's children
                                                  Most Rev. Richard Ackerman






VIRGIN MOST FAITHFUL, PRAY FOR US!






Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds


Friday, August 2, 2019

SATURDAY OF OUR LADY



Photo: R. Massaro Lourdes, France  (C)2019 Spirit Singing


The Catholic faith sees Mary as a sign of God's special love...That's why her name goes straight to our heart. Our relationship with our own mother may show us how to deal with Mary the Lady of the Sweet Name. We have to love God with the same heart with which we love our parents, our brothers and sisters, the other members of our family, our friends. And we must love Mary with that same heart, too...

Let us be contemplative souls, carrying on an unceasing dialogue with our Lord at all hours--from the first thought of the day to the last, turning our heart constantly toward our Lord Jesus Christ, going to him through our Mother, Holy Mary, and through him to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

St. Josemaria Escriva




Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

Saturday, July 27, 2019

SATURDAY OF OUR LADY

Photo: R. Massaro (c)2019 Spirit Singing  Sorrowful Mother Shrine Bellevue, Ohio



The Pieta speaks the universal language of human anguish; it possesses a universal meaning as it silently utters the deepest human grief...

In this painful scene, Mary appears once again as a woman of great courage and a sign of hope. Courageously Mary hold the lifeless body of her only child after he was taken down from the cross. Jesus endured the scandal of a criminal's execution and Mary, probably recognized by some as his mother, endured the ridicule, reproach and insults of the crowd. Perhaps she also received the pity of neighbors who knew that this widowed mother had only one son--and he seemed a failure. Mary bore in her arms the weight of her son, and in her tender heart the weight of her grief. 

Mary's right arm supports Christ's body while she extends her left hand as in an embrace, an offering, a gesture of immeasurable pain. She is every mother holding her dead child, every person who grieves for someone dear and departed, every man and woman grieving over lost dreams or shattered hopes. Mary feels the heartbreak of all humanity; she feels all the sadness of life. 

Excerpt from Mary First Disciple by Bishop Thomas J. Grady



Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

Monday, July 15, 2019

Photo: R.Massaro (C) Spirit Singing Carmelite Monastery Cleveland, Ohio



SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL



Bounteous Mother of God, Glory of Mount Carmel, we are members of your family, endow us with your own virtues; have pity, and protect us from every danger.




Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds