Solemnity of Mary

Discussion in 'Religion' started by HollyGolightly, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ..it's religious if I venerate it!.....
     
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  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    Cherubs are feisty like that.
     
  3. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Okey dokey - it's too early in the morning to pee in your cornflakes (sorry - bad pun!)
    manneken pis - get it?
    An old soldier gave me a pin of this statue. He was with the Winnipeg Rifles and I treasure this pin as he has now passed on :love:
     
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  4. Dr. Fudd

    Dr. Fudd Bored Taster

    I think this is pretty close to the truth if you dissect it a little. It's idolatry if you venerate "it" and the religious are prone to idolatry. If you read Paul in Acts 17:22- Where it says, "Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:"

    Through the bible this is a theme. Too much attention is given to all things except the one who saves us, Jesus Christ. No one else did anything to pay our debt and save us from the punishment from our sins but Jesus. I often wonder how He feels about our statues.
     
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  5. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Hi, Ms Holly!

    I love Mother Mary. And She loves me. (Cool, huh?)

    Peace.
     
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  6. Dr. Fudd

    Dr. Fudd Bored Taster

    I read the bible some and this jumps out at me from Ecclesiates
    9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

    9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

    9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

    If only Jesus has come back from the grave, how can Mary, who is dead, know anything of earth let alone love anyone on earth when it says the love of the dead is lost to the world?
     
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  7. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    Indeed, sometimes when I'm so lost, Mary is the way back for me.
     
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  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    In my Catholic grammar school, every class had a statue of Mary as well as a crucifix. Every May (the month of Mary) we would have a contest to decorate the statue with flowers and such and make a shrine of it. It was always one of my favorite things about the school year. Until this day, I still love pray at Marian shrines; they give me such a feeling of love.
     
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    The May Crowning! Yes, we do this too.
     
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  10. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    The May Crowning was quite an event in our school. As I remember, the 8th grade girls all participated in this.
     
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  11. Dr. Fudd

    Dr. Fudd Bored Taster

    But what about 1 Timothy 2:5? "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
     
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  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    I spent this past Solemnity of Mary at Pop's church in Florida, the day before his funeral. Bittersweet, but it's a Holy Day of Obligation, and that's important to a practicing Catholic. Hail Mary - full of grace.
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  13. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    ...this cannot be possible...!
     
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  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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    Salvador Dali - LA MADONE DE PORT LLIGAT
     
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  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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    Pieta, by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
     
  16. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    This one always makes me teary. I have two boys of my own, and I just can't imagine. Plus, she looks (and would have been) so young--maybe 46/47 or so.
     
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  17. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    Gorgeous!
     
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  18. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    Yes!
     
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  19. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Do you believe the dead are in Eternity? (I don't know if this should be in the Religious threads.)
     
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  20. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    It's very hard to explain the Blessed Mother to non-Catholics. But she was chosen by God to be the Mother of God. Maybe skimom2 can do this better than me. But she's a comfort. And the entire rosary - full of Hail Mary's - is a chronicle of the life of Christ - with the exception of some of the Glorious Mysteries.
     
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