Adversity is merely a test of our strength. Not only our physical strength but mostly our mind. When I'm deep into a challenge and can't seem to find a solution, I step back and look for the lesson, the bigger picture. Then I go to the worst case scenario, and realize that I can live with it. Once I can think from the end, and see that life de goes on, even if the outcome is not what I wanted, then I can adjust and move forward.
During these moments I hang on to my faith and relinquish the control to God and my amazing Virgin Mary. Without their love and strength, I am nothing, with their love I am EVERYTHING 🙏🏼❤️⭐️ #Godschild#havefaith#release#letgoofworry#faith#allow#God#VirginMary#relinquish#iamsafe#believe#weareone#mindoverbody#miamibeach#warrior#titanium
Born in 1586 in Lima, Peru, and baptized as Isabel Flores, she was popularly known as Rosa for her extraordinary beauty. She made a vow of virginity at an early age and only with great difficulty overcame the objections and misunderstandings of her family to her way of life.
At the age of twenty, she joined the Third Order of St Dominic (now called the Dominican Laity) and lived in a hermitage she had set up in her family's garden. She practiced severe penances for the salvation of sinners ad for the missionary efforts of the Church in the Indies.
She had a special devotion to Christ in the Eucharist and to Mary. Her desire to teach others the secret of prayer made her a zealous promoter of the Rosary. She died at Lima on August 24, 1617 and became the first canonized saint of South America and the western hemisphere.
► PRAYER | O God, for love of you our sister Rose gave up everything to devote herself to a life of penance. By the help of her prayers may we imitate her selfless way of life on earth and enjoy the fullness of your blessings in heaven. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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(Reference: Dominican Missal and Lectionary for the Order of Preachers in the Philippines, 2012)
"When we appeal to the throne of grace we do so through Mary, honoring God by honoring His Mother, imitating Him by exalting her, touching the most responsive chord in the Sacred Heart of Christ with the sweet name of Mary." - St. Robert Bellarmine #queenshipofmary
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Today, the Queenship of Mary, is an ideal time to cultivate a deeper devotion to Our Blessed Mother through her rosary. “Honoring Mary as queen, we see her exercising the same kind of regality that Jesus did: one of humility, service and love. Mary’s queenship is a “consequence of her being united with her son, her being in heaven, in communion with God.” - Pope Benedict XVI
Meditation on the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Coronation of Mary sets Mary up as your Queen who distributes many gifts, especially the gift of peace.
It is helpful to look at a picture of the Coronation of Mary which is the last of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary when Mary, Mother of Jesus was crowned queen of heaven and earth. Keep these events in mind as well as the fruit of the mystery which is trust in Mary's intercession as you pray the Rosary prayers.
Also, keep the following story in mind while you meditate on this glorious event and repeat in your heart this greeting to Mary: "Hail Holy Queen"...
After Jesus took Mary, body and soul into heaven, He crowned her Queen of heaven and earth.
By her very relationship as the mother of Jesus, Mary is queen because Jesus is King. Who is a king's mother?
A queen of course. And Mary is the greatest queen ever for she is the mother of the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace, Jesus.
The Angel Gabriel declared this to be true...
"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end." -Luke 1:32-33
Not only is Mary the mother of the King, she is the most highly favored daughter of God the Father and the Spouse of God the Holy Spirit.
She always obeyed God and was humble before Him.
Mary received the promised "never fading crown of glory" because her life so perfectly resembled that of her Son's and because she shared in all His sufferings. -1Peter 5:4
As a reward for her holiness and perfection of virtues, Jesus gave her dominion over the Angels and the Saints as their queen.
Evil spirits fear Mary more than any other human because they never had any power over her for she was conceived in her mother's womb without the blemish of original sin.
Jesus could only enter this world through a spotless woman, one created as Adam and Eve were created, perfect in the eyes of God.
El 22 de agosto celebramos a la Santísima Virgen María como Reina. María es Reina por ser Madre de Jesús, Rey del Universo.
Un poco de historia
La fiesta de hoy fue instituida por el Papa Pío XII, en 1955 para venerar a María como Reina igual que se hace con su Hijo, Cristo Rey, al final del año litúrgico. A Ella le corresponde no sólo por naturaleza sino por mérito el título de Reina Madre.
María ha sido elevada sobre la gloria de todos los santos y coronada de estrellas por su divino Hijo. Está sentada junto a Él y es Reina y Señora del universo.
María fue elegida para ser Madre de Dios y ella, sin dudar un momento, aceptó con alegría. Por esta razón, alcanza tales alturas de gloria. Nadie se le puede comparar ni en virtud ni en méritos. A Ella le pertenece la corona del Cielo y de la Tierra.
María está sentada en el Cielo, coronada por toda la eternidad, en un trono junto a su Hijo. Tiene, entre todos los santos, el mayor poder de intercesión ante su Hijo por ser la que más cerca está de Él.
La Iglesia la proclama Señora y Reina de los ángeles y de los santos, de los patriarcas y de los profetas, de los apóstoles y de los mártires, de los confesores y de las vírgenes. Es Reina del Cielo y de la Tierra, gloriosa y digna Reina del Universo, a quien podemos invocar día y noche, no sólo con el dulce nombre de Madre, sino también con el de Reina, como la saludan en el cielo con alegría y amor los ángeles y todos los santos.
La realeza de María no es un dogma de fe, pero es una verdad del cristianismo. Esta fiesta se celebra, no para introducir novedad alguna, sino para que brille a los ojos del mundo una verdad capaz de traer remedio a sus males. #vivircomolossantos#iglesiacatolica#catholicchurch#sagradocorazondejesus#jesusenticonfio#diosesbueno#santamariamadrededios#virgendelcarmen#jesusdelamisericordia#venespiritusanto#churchamericam#resurrection#jesusvive#jesuslive#HolyMarymotherofGod#jesusofthemercy#virginmary#maryqueenoftheuniverse#mariareinadeluniverso#cristorey m#Christtheking#jesusitrustyoug
Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, we believe in your triumphant Assumption into Heaven where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen. We join them in praising you and bless the Lord who raised you above all creatures. With them we offer you our devotion and love. We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and needs,and we take comfort from the faith in the coming resurrection.
We look to you, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. After this earthly life, show us Jesus,
the blest fruit of your womb, O kind, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
PRAYER TO THE SACRED WOUND IN THE SHOULDER "O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee, and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen." (Imprimatur, Thomas D. Beven, Bishop of Springfield)
1 Our Father
3 Hail Marys
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22th August : Queenship of The Very Blessed Virgin
Hail! O Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth,
Majesty of the Heavenly Kingdom,Hail!
Beauty of all hearts,
Lily of the Most Holy Trinity,Hail!
O Splendor of the morning who
in your Holy Goodness
give me your eyes to see
and make me hear the voice of the Angels,Hail!
O Mary Mediatrix, the bond of love for us
with the Divine Heart of your Son,
the Lamb of the Most High God the Lord,Hail!
O Mother of the Son, the Lamb of the Tabernacle,Hail!
O Refuge of our souls,Hail!
O Heavenly Rose, chosen by the Most High
among all the roses of this world, Hail!
Hail Mary, O Mary our Mother!
Bright Rose of Morning, Hail!
Mother of God, pray for us.
Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs,pray for us.
Queen of Prophets,pray for us.
Queen of Apostles,pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs,pray for us.
Queen of Confessors,pray for us.
Queen of Virgins,pray for us.
Queen of all Saints,pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin,pray for us.
Queen assumed into Heaven,pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary,pray for us. Queen of peace,pray for us.