Month: December 2017

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I Will Put Enmities Between Thee and the Woman

I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. Genesis 3, 15 (DRB) And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelation 12, 1 … Read More I Will Put Enmities Between Thee and the Woman

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She Shall Crush Thy Head

inimicitias ponam inter te et mulierem et semen tuum et semen illius ipsa conteret caput tuum et tu insidiaberis calcaneo eius God said to the serpent: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” Genesis 3, 15 {DRB} . Originally, an epicene Hebrew … Read More She Shall Crush Thy Head

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Hail, Full of Grace!

One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her…Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? Song of Solomon 6, 9-1  “Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you … Read More Hail, Full of Grace!

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The Lord Is With Thee

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Luke 1, 28 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul … Read More The Lord Is With Thee

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I Know Not Man

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring dried up, a fountain sealed. Song of Solomon 4, 12 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of … Read More I Know Not Man

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The Power of the Most High Shall Overshadow Thee

And I passed by thee, and saw thee: and behold thy time was the time of lovers: and I spread my garment over thee, and covered thy ignominy. And I swore to thee, and I entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God: and thou becamest mine. Ezekiel 16, 8 And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God … Read More The Power of the Most High Shall Overshadow Thee

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Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord

“I, your servant, have never eaten at the table of Haman, nor have I graced the banquet of the king or drunk the wine of libations. From the day I was brought here till now, your servant has had no joy except in you, Lord, God of Abraham. O God, whose power is over all, hear the voice of those in despair. Save us … Read More Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord

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May It Be Done to Me

Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear. Psalm 119, 38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. Luke 1, 38 . What was essential in the Divine plan of salvation was that the Blessed Virgin Mary should have the freedom to decide whether to be … Read More May It Be Done to Me