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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary June 28(a repost)

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In the midst of the second world war Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of our Savior’s Mother by consecrating it to her Immaculate Heart, and in 1944 he decreed that in the future the whole Church should celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is not a new devotion. In the seventeenth century, St. John Eudes preached it together with that of the Sacred Heart; in the nineteenth century, Pius VII and Pius IX allowed several churches to celebrate a feast of the Pure Heart of Mary. Pius XII instituted today’s feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the whole Church, so as to obtain by her intercession “peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity and the practice of virtue” (Decree of May 4, 1944).

Source: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2014-06-28

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Luke 2:41-52

The Boy Jesus in the Temple.
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Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,p
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and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.
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After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.
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Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
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but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
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After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions,
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and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.
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When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”
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And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”*
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But they did not understand what he said to them.
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He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart

Luke 2:25-35 Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

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Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel,* and the holy Spirit was upon him.
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It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord.
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He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
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he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
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“Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
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for my eyes have seen your salvation,j
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which you prepared in sight of all the peoples,
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a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel.”k
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The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
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and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradictedl
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(and you yourself a sword will pierce)* so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Genesis 3:15

“15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and hers;

They will strike at your head,”

while you strike at their heel.

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 *repost from my other blog,the rasberry palace

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We love Mary. There is no doubt. Wordsworth referred to our Blessed Mother as ‘our tainted nature’s solitary boast.’ People say the Catholic Church considers women 2nd class/inferior. Not a chance. 

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we believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist? Why? Because He said so.
Think saying Jesus is Lord takes a leap of faith? Try the real presence for a real test of faith! Some of His disciples walked away.

Think About This For A Few

meant for discussion. I don’t argue with friends,k?

Let’s take a scripture verse. One that’s  difficult for people. For that matter one that you think would be easy.

Take several people-maybe a pastor included-of various denominations and determine what it means. Anotherwords,interpret.[ It’s been going on for hundreds of years. ]So you disagree.So someone disagrees with the pastor. A few people agree on what it means. Ok.Who’s interpretation is correct? I’m not asking for the one that agrees with yours-just which is correct? What if you’re the one person who disagrees?Let’s say you’re correct but 2 people disagree with you INCLUDING the pastor. What about them? They can either come around to agree with your interpretation or they’re left to swim out in the water with no life jacket. 

Even scripture tells us that if a dispute can’t be settled to take it to the church.Ok.which one?

With 1k of denominations to choose from where do you go to settle it?This is why Jesus gave Peter the keys, made him the rock.gave them  the power to bind and loose as well as forgive sins. The apostles spoke with authority and could point out heresies. Consider how far off the beaten path Mormons(LDS)and Jehovah Witnesses have gone. 

The solution it seems would be to take it down to the lowest common denominator.The one doctrine everyone could agree upon. You can get to an even lower common denominator from there. For example, Secular Humanism; where some denominations are willing to accept gay ‘marriage’,abortion,divorce,contraception etc.Jesus did not intend to let us flounder. 

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Rough Day

We all have those. It was gloomy. It looked like it would rain any second and it didn’t. The fish weren’t biting for my husband,son and his sister. His son headed out-it was the topper.

My grand-daughter graduated and of course i couldn’t be there and wasn’t invited. So even if i could go it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. 

I’m going to watch Threshold of Hope. There is a bright spot in the day after all. It’s Tues night. 

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Think i’ll hit the hay when it’s over. Incredibly tired and not feeling well.Tomorrow is another day,God willing.

ImageWhat is your good news for the day or how is YOUR rough day going?