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The ‘Hail Mary’ Is Biblical 

The ‘Hail Mary’ Is Biblical 

 

The Hail Mary is biblical…

–Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.

Luke 1:28 – And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you”.

The Greek kecharitomene means favored by grace, graced. Its tense suggests a permanent state of being “highly favored,” thus full of grace. Charity, the divine love within us, comes from the same root. God is infinite Goodness, infinite Love. Mary is perfect created goodness, filled to the limit of her finite being with grace or charity.

–Blessed art thou among women
Luke 1:41-42a 

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women…”

Luke 1:48 “For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed”.

Among all women is a way to say the highest/greatest etc. of a group in Semitic languages (these words would likely have been spoken in Aramaic). Mary is being called the greatest of all women, greater than Ruth, greater than Sarah, greater than EVE! Since Eve was created immaculate (without original sin), Mary must have been conceived immaculate. And, although Eve fell into sin by her own free will, Mary must have corresponded to God’s grace and remained sinless. She could not otherwise be greater than Eve. Thus, as the Fathers of the Church unanimously assert, Mary is the New Eve who restores womanhood to God’s original intention and cooperates with the New Adam, her Son, for the Redemption of the world.

“Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus Luke 1:42b and blessed is the fruit of your womb”.

Jesus is Mary’s fruit. Good fruit does not come from anything but a good tree (Mt. 7:17-18)! The all-holy Son of God could not be the fruit of any other tree than the Immaculate Virgin.

-Holy Mary, Mother of God.

Luke 1:43 “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Kyrios is the Greek word used by the Jews in the Septuagint Bible (Greek translation) for Yhwh, the Divine Name of God. In her greeting of Mary, Elizabeth is saying: “How is it that the mother of my God should come to me”. Against the heresies of the 4th and 5th centuries which tried to split the Person of Jesus into two, divine and human, denying one or the other, the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD proclaimed Mary Theotokos (God-bearer, i.e. mother of God). Jesus is a single Person, a Divine Person, the 2nd Person of the Most Holy Trinity. To be mother of the Person Jesus is to be mother of a Person who is God. Mary’s title protects this truth against errors which emphasize or deny, either the divinity or humanity of the Lord.

–Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Luke 2:35
“…and you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed”.

John 2:5 His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you”.

Mary sees a need and appeals to Her Son to satisfy it. He does. We turn to Mary to ask her to intercede with her Son in our daily spiritual and material needs, but especially at the hour of our death. At that moment our salvation hangs in the balance as the Devil makes his final foray to deter us from the path to God (Rev. 2:10). It is not surprising, therefore, that both the Hail Mary and the Our Father conclude with an appeal to be delivered from the evil one.

Testimonies Of The Rosary 

Testimonies Of The Rosary 

Testimonies Of The Rossary.

There are uncountable testimonies accounted by many people in history till date including from non Catholics of the Rosary. One of the biggest testimonies recorded in the book of History which we all know is:

The Story of the Battle of Lepanto:👇

Almost from the very beginning of Islam, there were wars upon wars between Christians and Muslims. We remember the Crusade wars, seven major and several minor, which lasted for centuries. This is the story of the Battle of Lepanto, which marked the end of the Crusades and was a turning point in the history of Christianity.

Charles Martel’s victory at Poitiers definitely stopped the Muslem invasion of western Europe. In the east, Christians held firm against attacks of the Muslims until 1453. In that year, Mohammed II threw huge assaults against Constantinople and by the evening of May 29 the Byzantine capital fell. By 1571 the Muslims were firmly installed in Europe. Their ships ruled the Mediterranean Sea from the Strait of Bosporus to the Strait of Gibraltar and constantly preyed on Christian vessels unless they flew the French flag.

Pope Pius V, in the last year of his papacy in 1571, tried to rally the nations of Europe to join in a Holy League to stop and roll back the Muslem enemy which threatened the entire continent. Spain, whose King Philip II was also King of Austria, responded favorably. The Muslims were then engaged in the conquest of Cyprus, an island belonging to the Republic of Venice.

Leading Venetian officials would have preferred to have worked out some peaceful-coexistence agreement with the Sultan, but under the crusading influence of Saint Pius V, they decided to join the Holy League along with the republics of Genoa and Lucca and the dukes of Savory, Parma, Ferrara and Urbino.

The Papal fleet was of course part of the Holy Alliance. Pius V asked Philip to appoint Don John of Austria, the 25-year old son of Emperor Charles V, as commander-in-chief of a planned expedition against the Muslims. After receiving the banner of the Holy League from the Pope, through Cardinal Granvalla, Don John’s fleet set sail from Genoa for Naples on June 26, 1571.

Few historians mention that just before the departure, Philip II presented Don John with a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe which she had caused to be miraculously imprinted on the cloak of the Indian peasant Juan Diego in Mexico 40 years before. Don John placed the picture in the chapel of the admiral-vessel, the Genoese John Andrew Doria, asking for Mary’s protection of his expedition.

On September 16, the Christian fleet put to sea. Don John anchored off of Corfu where he learned that the Muslims had leveled entire towns and villages and then retreated to the coast of Lepanto in the Gulf of Corinth.

At dawn on October 7, at the entrance to the Gulf of Patras, the Christian and Muslem fleets finally came face to face for the battle of Lepanto.

The wind and all military factors favored the Muslims, but Don John was confident. He boarded a fast ship for a final review of his fleet. He shouted encouraging words to the men and they shouted back. After Don John returned to his own position, the wind mysteriously changed to the advantage of the Christian fleet. First-hand witnesses wrote about this moment as a most dramatic turn-of-events resulting from an “unknown factor”.

At that very moment, at dawn on October 7, 1571— as Vatican Archives later revealed–Pope Pius V, accompanied by many faithful, was praying the Rosary in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

From dawn to dusk the prayers continued in Rome as the Christians and the Muslims battled at Lepanto. When it was all over, the Muslims had been defeated. Of some 270 Muslem ships, at least 200 were destroyed. The Turks also lost 30,000 men while Christian casualties numbered between 4,000 and 5,000.

The Rosary had won a great military victory. Like all truly great military leaders who hate war and love peace, Don John retired after his victory at Lepanto. He died a few years later at the age of 31. Another who took part in the great battle of Lepanto, Miguel de Cervantes, lived longer to write his famous tribute to Christian chivalry, Don Quixote.

How The Rosary Is To Be Prayed.

The Rosary is to be prayed meditatively and verbally. In praying the Rosary, we meditate on the life of Christ and Mary while we pronounce the living word of God and then add our intentions to it. The Rosary is like Energy from an Electric current and our problems/the solutions to our problems are like bulb connected to this electric current. The fewer the Rosary you pray, the little the bulb lights, but the more the Rosary we pray, the brighter the bulb gets. Let us all learn from this little piece of article the importance of praying the Rosary diligently. We gain nothing from the Rosary by rushing it. It is better not to pray the Rosary at all than to pray it in such manner.

Remember To Pray Your Rosary Daily For The Conversion Of Sinners. Thanks And Remain Blessed.

5 Reasons The Rosary Is The Strongest Prayer According To St. Paul 

5 Reasons The Rosary Is The Strongest Prayer According To St. Paul 


5 Reasons The Rosary Is The Strongest Prayer According To St. Paul.

HAIL MARY FULL OF GRACE THE LORD IS WITH YOU BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOUMB JESUS…

This are the direct words from God Himself that lead to the beginning of the salvation of mankind, this words was directed to the new arc (Blessed Virgin Mary) of the lords covenant (Jesus).

In his letter to the Hebrew, St. Paul said:

“The word of God is ALIVE AND ACTIVE shaper than any double edge sword; it PENETRATES through the BODY AND SOUL and unites the joint and marrow. It judges the intentions of the heart” (HEBREW 4:12).

With this fact from the bible, let us recall again that God’s direct words to Mary says: HAIL MARY FULL OF GRACE THE LORD IS WITH YOU, BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB JESUS.

According to Hebrew 4:12, these words of God have the following Characteristics:

1. IT IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE: 

The Holy Rosary is not a vain prayer because it is the pronouncement of God’s words. The pronouncement of God’s word out of your tongue cannot be a vain pronouncement but rather it is the pronouncement of a living word.

2. SHARPER THAN ANY DOUBLE EDGE SWARD: 

Because it’s a living prayer it has the power to destroy even the greatest obstacle in our lives (If God wills it). This words of God (the Rosary) has the power to destroy even the strongest weapon of the Devil.

3. IT PENETRATES THROUGH THE BODY AND THE SOUL: 

This makes it clear that our body and soul is united to God’s words each time we say the Rosary. It is only by this divine connection between our body and soul to the living word of God that we can be united with God. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me, we also know that Jesus is the living word of God Therefore, by our  pronouncement of the word of God in the Rosary, we are also calling on the living word who is Jesus to intercede for us to God.

4. IT PENETRATES THE JOINTS AND MARROW: 

This is a simple explanation to the healing power of the Rosary content. Jesus the living word being present in the Rosary heals our body (If God wills) of any sickness and disease.

5. IT JUDGES THE THOUGHTS OF THE HEART: 

Let us understand one thing from this, When we say the Rosary, the living word who we always pronounce from the Rosary is our judge. It’s not the Anti Catholic or the Protestant who judges you; it’s the living word in that Rosary that judges us. The bible says in Hebrew 4:12 that this living word judges the intentions of our heart; it does not judge you from the impression of an Anti Catholic or protestant. This truth can also be seen from 1 Samuel 16:7. The living word in the Rosary listens to the intentions of your heart and sends it to the father.

This leads us further to the second part of the Rosary.

MEDITATIONS OF THE ROSARY.

The Rosary is made up 15 mysteries, in these fifteen mysteries of the Rosary we are to meditate on the 33 years spent by the living word on Earth. While we pronounce the living word in the Rosary, we are as well meditating his whole 33 years on Earth. The pronouncement of the words of God in the Rosary and the meditation of the 33 years of the life of the living word makes up the Holy Rosary. To exclude any of this from the rosary is to pray the Rosary in a profane manner.

The Beginning Of Our Salvation History: All “In” Mary 

The Beginning Of Our Salvation History: All “In” Mary 

The beginning of our Salvation History: ALL IN MARY

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We must do our actions “in”: Mary. Thoroughly, to understand  this practice, we must know first that our Blessed Lady is the true terrestrial paradise of the NEW ADAM and that the ancient paradise was but a figure of her. There, then, in this earthly paradise, riches, beauties, rarities and inexplicable sweetness, which JESUS CHRIST, the NEW ADAM, has left there; it was in this paradise that HE took HIS complacence for nine months, worked HIS wonders and displayed HIS riches with the magnificence of a GOD. This most Holy Place is composed only of a Virginal and Immaculate earth, of which the NEW ADAM was formed and on which HE was nourished, without any spot or stain, by the operation of the HOLY GHOST, WHO dwelt there.

It is in this earthly paradise that there is the true tree of life, which has borne JESUS CHRIST, the FRUIT of LIFE and the tree of knowledge of good and Evil, which has given light unto the world. There are in this DIVINE place trees planted by the hand of GOD and watered by HIS DIVINE unction, which have borne and daily bear fruits of a DIVINE taste. There are flowerbeds adorned with beautiful and varied blossom of VIRTUES, diffusing odors which delight the very angels. There are meadows green with hope, impregnable tower of strength and the most charming houses of confidence.

It is only the HOLY GHOST WHO can make us know the hidden truth of these figures of material things. There is in this place an air of perfect purity; a fair sun, without shadow, of the DIVINITY, a fair day, without night, of the Scared Humanity; a continual burning furnace of love, where all  the iron that is cast into it is changed, by excessive heat, to gold.

There is a river of humility which springs from the earth and which, dividing itself into four branches, waters all that enchanted place; and these are the four cardinal virtues.

Source:

“True Devotion To Mary” By Saint Louis Marie De Montfort.

💐💧The Holy sanctuary of the DIVINITY, the repose of the MOST HOLY TRINITY, the throne of GOD, the city of GOD, the altar of GOD, the temple of GOD, the world of GOD — all these different epithets and encomiums are most substantially true with reference to the different marvels and graces which the MOST HIGH has wrought in Mary💧💐.

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