Category: Mary

Why Mary Was “Assumed” And Jesus “Ascended” – Why You Should Know 

Why Mary Was “Assumed” And Jesus “Ascended” – Why You Should Know 

The great feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven is celebrated annually on August 15th, which is usually a holy day of obligation for all Catholics.

No, the feast is not about us guessing (or “assuming”) that Mary is in heaven; rather, the feast celebrates the dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary, at the end of her earthly life, was taken up body and soul into heaven, where she lives to this day. This is different than what happens to most Christians, whose bodies remain on earth while their souls go to heaven.

But why is this called an “assumption”? Our Lord Jesus also went to heaven, body and soul, at the end of his time on earth, but we refer to it as his “ascension.”

The difference has to do with who Mary and Jesus are and how they got to heaven.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God made man, with both divine and human natures. When he went to heaven, body and soul, at the end of his earthly life, he did so on his own power. Jesus himself was the active agent. Thus, he ascended (active) into heaven.

Mary, on the other hand, is of course merely a creature, dependent entirely on the gratuitous grace of God for anything. She could not and did not go to heaven on her own power, but instead was taken there. Thus, she was assumed (passive) into heaven.

Catholic theology is generally very careful with its words. Often, as in this case, a seemingly small difference in terminology can be a sign of important distinctions.

Blessed Mary, Assumed into Heaven, please pray for us!

Is Jesus Welcome In Your Home? If Yes, Then Watch This

Is Jesus Welcome In Your Home? If Yes, Then Watch This

Watch this video prayer below and pray along with us today! AMEN!

We would like to share one of our favorite verses with you today.

John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

God Bless!

 

 

 

The Spiritual, Mental, Physical Benefits of Praying the Rosary Regularly

The Spiritual, Mental, Physical Benefits of Praying the Rosary Regularly

The benefits of the praying the rosary are quite extraordinary. In addition to the 15 promises the rosary, daily rosary prayer also provides us with tremendous spiritual, physical and mental growth. You may have heard people of several religions speak of becoming more “consciousness”. What exactly does this mean? Basically, gaining consciousness means gaining insight about oneself and how one relates to their surroundings. With better insight about your own being, a heightened sense of self-awareness is achieved. As a result, you become more aligned with God and His holy will.

The following are a few of the many spiritual, mental, physical benefits that are typically gained by those who pray the rosary on a regular basis:

SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

  • Creates fulfilment and meaning in your life.
  • Helps you understand your life’s purpose.
    Brings you closer to God and allows Him to acti
  • ely help you in your life.
  • Improves discernment and the gives you a better ability to know right from wrong.
  • Increases your empathy, compassion, and tolerance towards others.
  • Creates peace in your life. Helps create peace to those close to you.
  • Directs you towards heavenly treasures rather than earthly desires.
  • Increases mental awareness; creates a greater sense of intuition.
  • Increases your capacity to love yourself and others.
  • Provides assurance and guidance in times of despair and hopelessness.
  • Allows you to connect better with others and with nature.
  • Increases your willpower and your desire for goodness.
  • Provides protection against negative influences.
  • Opens you mind to accept a Higher Truth.
  • Decreases the desire to sin; helps overcome temptation.
  • Most importantly – the rosary helps us understand God.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

  • Improved rate of breathing; improves respiratory function.
  • Boosts immune system and protects against sickness.
  • Increases energy levels; fights chronic fatigue.
  • Helps lower blood pressure.
  • Alleviates muscle tension; aids relaxation.
  • Helps with migraine headaches.
  • Increases levels of serotonin.
  • Helps with the coping with chronic diseases.
  • Aids with the termination of physical addictions.
  • Promotes restful sleep.

MENTAL BENEFITS

  • Increased focus and attention.
  • Mental clarity; clears the mind of distractions and negative thoughts.
  • Better thought control and less intrusive thoughts.
  • Fights depression.
  • Improved memory (short term and long term).
  • Decreased anxiety and fear.
  • Positive thinking and better outlook on life.
  • Stress reduction.
  • Increased ability to relax and unwind.
  • Powerful sleep aid; promotes a restful night’s sleep.
  • Increases overall sense of well-being.
WATCH : The Miraculous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

WATCH : The Miraculous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

From the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, built in the place where Mary appeared to Juan Diego, now a saint, comes a strong message of hope.

This Mary of Nazareth movie tells us the story of the five apparitions, and of the miraculous image still venerated at the sanctuary.

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