THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LXXXII

English: Image of Our Lady, Mother of Grace, T...

English: Image of Our Lady, Mother of Grace, Trsat, Croatia (prob. 12th cent.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PSALM 82

O my Lady, who shall be like unto thee ? In grace and glory thou surpassest
all.

As the heavens are above the earth: so art thou high above all, and
exceedingly exalted.

Wound my heart with thy charity: make me worthy of thy grace and thy gifts.

May my heart melt in thy fear: and may the desire of thee enkindle my soul.

Make me desire thy honor and thy glory: that I may be received by thee into
the peace of Jesus Christ.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LXXXI

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PSALM 81

God is in the congregation of Jews: from whom, as a rose, has come forth
the Mother of God.

Wipe away my stains, O Lady: thou who art ever resplendent in purity.

Make the fountain of life flow into my mouth: whence the living waters take
their rise and flow forth.

All ye who thirst, come to her: she will willingly give you to drink from
her fountain.

He who drinketh from her, will spring forth unto life everlasting: and he
will never thirst.

Glory be to the Father etc.

Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson: Ending Abortion Was Always Her Goal

Very rarely is there a person so brilliant, so dedicated, and so compassionate that her words and wisdom live on well past her time on earth. Mildred Fay Jefferson was one such woman.

By Judie Brown

Mildred Fay Jefferson, MD (1926-2010) was a heroine extraordinaire to all of us who knew her, who listened to her powerful speeches, who read her inspiring pro-life quotes, and who recognized her passion for putting an end to the act of abortion once and for all.

Dr. Jefferson never spoke about the fact that her African American identity set her apart. Rather, she spoke about equal rights and human rights for all human beings, from the moment God created each of them until their death. She was one of the best examples I will probably ever know of someone who walked the walk each and every day of her life.

Read more here:

Source: Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson: Ending Abortion Was Always Her Goal – Homepage – News | American Life League

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LXXX

 

Detail of a stained glass window in the west a...

Detail of a stained glass window in the west aisle (sic!), depicting the Nativity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PSALM LXXX

Rejoice to the Lady, our helper: sing aloud in the joy of your heart.

Let your affections be enkindled in her: and she will overwhelm your
enemies with confusion.

Let us imitate her humility: her obedience and her meekness.

All graces shine forth in her: for her capacity was immense.

Run ye to her with holy devotion: and she will share her good things with
you.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Religion: Thick and Thin – The Catholic Thing

Wow! I can really relate to this article, being an ‘old man’ myself and remembering the ‘good old days’ of my childhood!

David Carlin on Catholicism as it is meant to be, with all its pre-Vatican II richness: a hearty stew of faith and practice, not a weak, tasteless gruel.

I am an old man – old enough to have vivid memories of what American Catholicism was like prior to the end of Vatican II (1965). If I were asked to give a very short summary of the differences between the pre-V2 and post-V2 versions of American Catholicism, I would say the former was a “thick” religion while the latter is a “thin” religion. And I would add that thick religions are “hard” while thin religions are “easy.” So pre-V2 Catholicism was thick and hard, while present-day American Catholicism is thin and easy.

To be sure, the pre-Vatican II religion wasn’t the thickest of American religions. The religion of the Amish was much thicker; and so was the religion of the Hasidic Jews. Nor is the post-Vatican II religion the thinnest of American religions. The religions of mainline Protestant denominations are thinner, and they grow thinner and thinner all the time as they grow more and more liberal.

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Source: Religion: Thick and Thin – The Catholic Thing

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LXXIX

Fra Angelico, 1434-1435

Fra Angelico, 1434-1435 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PSALM LXXIX

Give ear to me, thou who rulest Israel: praise thy Mother with me.

Arise and shake thyself from the dust, O my soul: go forth to meet the
Queen of Heaven.

Loose the bands of thy neck, O poor little soul of mine: and welcome her
with glorious praises.

The odor of life comes forth from her: and all salvation springs out of her
heart.

By the sweet fragrance of her spiritual gifts: dead souls are raised to
life.

Glory be to the Father, etc.