In This Issue
- The Fifth Marian Dogma:”Keystone of Marian History” October 5, 1952 Message of the Lady of All Nations by: Ida Peerdeman
- The Sacred Heart of Jesus Is the Sacred Heart of Mary by: St. John Eudes
- A Natural Law Argument against Same-Sex Marriage by: Dr. John-Mark L. Miravalle
- The Sacred Heart at Garabandal by: Barry Hanratty
- The History and Nature of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by: Fr. Louis Verheylezoon
- Reparation to the Immaculate Heart: Theological Considerations by: Elizabeth Stidham
- The Power of Mary’s Heart to Change the World by: Fr. Robert J. Fox
- Illumination Through the Heart of The Mother Co-redemptrix by: Fr. Maximilian Mary Dean
- August 18, 2003 Message from Our Eucharistic Jesus by: Anne, a Lay Apostle
The Fifth Marian Dogma:”Keystone of Marian History” October 5, 1952 Message of the Lady of All Nations
Three Thoughts, One Whole
“Here I am again. I have come to bring a special message. Pass on everything well.
Never has Miriam, or Mary, officially been called Coredemptrix in the community, in the Church. Never has she officially been called Mediatrix. Never has she officially been called Advocate. These three thoughts belong closely together. These three thoughts form one whole. That is why this will be the keystone of Marian history; thus will this become the dogma of Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.
And I am not reproaching theologians now as I say: why can’t you agree about this dogma? I will explain it yet again and make it even clearer.”
From the Beginning
“The Father sent the Lord Jesus Christ as Redeemer for all peoples. The Lord Jesus Christ was this from the beginning. He became this at the Sacrifice and at His departure to the Father. Miriam, or…
The Virginal Heart of the Blessed Mother of Jesus has more love for her Dear Son than all the angels and saints together; thus the Sacred Heart of the Only Son of Mary is so full of love for His most loving Mother that He is more to her than all created things together.
Let us offer to Jesus the Heart and love of His Blessed Mother in reparation for all our want of love and service towards Him. Let us offer to His most worthy Mother, who is also our Mother, the Heart and love of her Son in satisfaction for our ingratitude and infidelity towards her.
Not only is the Blessed Virgin the first object, after God, of the ardent love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but the Sacred Heart is really the Heart of Mary for five principal reasons.
The first three reasons are: 1. because the Eternal…
In what follows I will, without referencing Scripture or Church teaching, attempt to show why the legal recognition of same-sex marriage would be undesirable from a moral point of view. To do this, I will first argue that homosexual acts are unhealthy, and then that homosexual relationships are unhealthy, and finally that the state should not support or celebrate unhealthy behaviors or relationships. Please note that at no point is judgment passed on the intentions or the culpability of the persons involved.
Why Homosexual acts are not Sexually Loving.
Most people agree that sex is supposed to be a form of love. And love, in any profound sense, is about meaningful giving and receiving. This is what we mean by complementarity. Complementarity is when it’s possible for two people to give and receive in a relationship – and you can’t have any deep love without that.
But a gift loses its meaning…
Of all the visions that Jacinta (Gonzalez) Moynihan had at Garabandal, one stands out over all the rest—her vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
It happened at the very beginning of the apparitions, in June of 1961, while the four girls were seeing Saint Michael, before the Blessed Virgin appeared for the first time. Thanks to recent information from Jacinta and her husband, Jeff Moynihan, we can provide some details to fill out the story of when, where and how this vision took place.
On the day after the first apparition of Saint Michael on June 18, 1961, the four girls returned to the exact same place in the calleja hoping to see the angel again. Some boys, younger than the visionaries, saw them and threw…
The following article by Fr. Louis Verheylezoon, S.J., represents a classical treatment of the history and nature of devotion to Our Lady’s most Immaculate Heart. – Asst. Ed.
Before the thirteenth century there is no trace to be found of a special devotion to the Heart of Mary. The first pious considerations on this subject occur in the writings of St. Mechtilde (1298), St. Gertrude (1302), Tauler (1361), St. Bernardine of Siena (1444), Justus Landsberger (1539), and especially of St. Francis of Sales (1622).
From the sixteenth century onward, theologians and spiritual writers make mention of this devotion. St. John Eudes (1680) quotes, among the writers who speak of it, twelve Jesuits, whom he calls “the twelve apostles of the divine Heart of Mary,” the most famous of whom are: St. Peter Canisius, Suarez, Nierenberg and Cornelius a Lapide.
Yet it is to St. John Eudes that is due the honor…
Devotion to the Heart of Mary is a topic that has received much focus in Catholic devotion and pious practice following the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The Fatima apparitions greatly emphasized the need to offer reparation to the Heart of Mary, saddened by the sins of mankind. This reparation generally takes the form of the “First Saturdays” devotion along with communions of reparation, praying the Rosary, and accepting the daily sacrifices we are given. While this practice of offering reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is growing among devout Catholics, the theology that underlies this devotion remains highly uncharted. This article seeks to explore and clarify the theological basis for offering reparation to the Heart of Mary.
This task must begin by analyzing what the word “Heart” means in theology along with how devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary has developed in the Church’s history….
We must believe in the great power of invoking the prayers and protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is especially true when it comes to consecration. Fifteen years ago I witnessed that power during the fall of the Communist empire.
At Fatima, Mary asked the Pope, in union with all the bishops of the world, to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. God promised to save Russia by this means. She also asked people to make the First Saturdays Devotion and pray the daily Rosary. “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and it will be converted, and a time of peace will be conceded to the world. In Portugal the Dogma of Faith will always be preserved….” (Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917). Yet for decades after 1917 and the Bolshevik revolution, the evil errors of an…
In the spiritual life the soul must be illuminated by faith, especially when faced with the bloody reality of Christ’s shameful death on the Cross. The Holy Apostle Paul is extremely explicit on this point: “For the word of the Cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness…But we preach Christ Crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness; but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (I Cor 1:18, 23-24). Without the light of faith, Christ Crucified is nothing else but foolishness; with divine faith, however, the Cross of the Savior is the power and wisdom of God.
The model of faith is the Theotokos (Mother of God) standing at the foot of the Cross. “Throughout her entire life,” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “and even at the final…
The messages from “Anne, a Lay Apostle,” from the international spiritual movement “Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King” have been released for international distribution with the permission of Bishop Leo O’Reilly of the Diocese of Kilmore, Ireland, the diocese in which Anne and the international headquarters of the Lay apostolate reside. They have also been submitted by Bishop O’Reilly to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome (see article, “Discernment of Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King,” Marian Private Revelation section).
The following message comes from Volume II, entitled Conversations with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I strongly encourage our readers to download these messages and, if possible, read them prayerfully before the Blessed Sacrament in the presence of our Eucharistic Jesus. They have been of untold spiritual benefit…