Posts Tagged ‘Mary’
 
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Pope Francis: To serve the Lord means to listen and practice His word

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 23


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Ein Karem

In Ein Karem, a mountain village on the west of Jerusalem, there is a church dedicated to the visitation to Elizabeth by the Blessed Virgin Mary. What is so significant about their exchange that part of the conversation has become so widely known?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 15


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Basilica of the Annunciation

Nazareth, a small village in Israel, has become a notable destination of Christian pilgrimage due to the fact that Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. How does the place where Mary accepted the invitation of God look like today?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 8


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Does Jesus Honor His Mother?

Jesus’ response on learning his mother’s arrival sounds more like a rebuke than an affectionate welcome.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 10


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Pope Francis: Mary’s ‘yes’ echoes the joy, suffering of every mother

Days before his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis said Mary's 'yes' at the Annunciation was more than a yes to bearing the Son of God, but was also an acceptance of everything she would endure after – something every mother experiences with a new child.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 11


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Spiritual Talk – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

On the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the significance of Jesus' miracle of turning water into wine at the Wedding of Cana from the Gospel of John. Fr. Ho also tells us a story that revealed the power of Mary's intercession, and reminds us the importance of devotion to the Sacred Heart and Precious Blood.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 16


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Spiritual Talk – Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains for us the story of Mary's Visitation to Elizabeth. Mary is our mother, and devotion to her can help us to receive great graces from God and allow us to escape from the clutches of sin and evil. Fr. Ho describes several stories of Mary's protection of the faithful, as well as the benefits of praying the Rosary.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 19


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Our Mother in Heaven

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will discuss the meaning of the Month of Mary, its origins and a story on Marian devotion. Mary a role model for us as Christians, and her intercessory prayers directly reach the ears of God.
Publish date: 2015 - 5 - 2


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Pope Francis: With nourishment from the Church, we are able to overcome the difficult moments

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience on September 3, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters. “The Church is also mother because she cares for her children and guides […]
Publish date: 2014 - 9 - 4


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Pilgrimage to Lourdes

On this week's "Love and Life", during the month of May, being the Month of Mary, we will listen to the sharings of two pilgrims who travelled to Lourdes along with Fountain of Love and Life's "Fountain of Grace" pilgrimage to Western Europe, to learn more about Our Lady of Lourdes, her significance and effect on their spiritual lives.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 24


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Pilgrimage to Fatima

On this week's "Love and Life", during the month of May, being the Month of Mary, we will listen to the sharings of two pilgrims who travelled to Fatima along with Fountain of Love and Life's TV Program "Fountain of Grace" pilgrimage to Western Europe, to learn more about Our Lady of Fatima, her significance and effect on their spiritual lives.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 10


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Pope Francis: Let us entrust the desires of our heart and our needs to Mother of God

教宗方濟各於2014年元旦日(亦即天主之母節及第47屆世界和平日)的彌撒講道中談及天主給梅瑟的祝福詞,這充滿希望的話語並非出於虛幻或幼稚的想像,而是建基於天主的祝福。教會把這希望的訊息帶給我們,使我們得到天主的護佑。這祝福所包含的希望訊息在天主之母瑪利亞身上實現了。教宗呼籲我們把信德的旅程、內心的渴望、我們的需要和全世界的需求託付給聖母。 閱讀全文:教宗方濟各將全世界的需求託付於天主之母 On New Year’s Day 2014, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God that the prayer of blessing which God gave to Moses are words of hope, which is not illusory or naïve, but has its foundation in God’s blessing. “The message of hope contained in this […]
Publish date: 2014 - 1 - 1


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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

今天的福音描述牧羊人看見瑪利亞、若瑟和在馬槽中的嬰兒以後,光榮讚美天主。 在當時的社會,牧羊人是被排斥的一群。但天主偏偏先派天使給他們傳報喜訊。他們看見眼前的一切和天使所說的一樣,便相信了。我們有他們那份信德嗎?我們會否相信誕生在馬槽中的嬰兒是救主嗎? 教會在今天慶祝天主之母節。天主揀選了瑪利亞作聖子的母親,為此聖母跟天主聖三有著獨特的關係:「童貞瑪利亞以心身承受了天主聖言,為世界帶來了生命,因此被認以一種緊密而不可解除的聯繫和祂相契,她享有天主聖子之母的崇高任務和殊榮,並因此而成為聖父特例寵愛的女兒、聖神的宮殿。」(教會憲章 Lumen Gentium, 53) 耶穌出生後,聖母雖然未明白發生的事有什麼意思,但她把一切默存心中,反覆思量。我們也該效法聖母,在生活中多加反省,領悟天主的啟示。 In today’s gospel, the shepherds praised God after having found Mary, Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. Shepherds were considered outcasts by the society at that time. Yet God first sent angels to inform them of the Good News. They believed once they saw this. Do […]
Publish date: 2014 - 1 - 1


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The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

這段福音發生在天使向瑪利亞報喜訊,瑪利亞答允跟隨天主旨意之後;雖然她知道依撒伯爾素不生育,而且上了年紀,但充滿信德的她深信天使的話,立刻前往探望已懷孕的依撒伯爾。 二人見面時,聖神的臨在是如此明顯:還在母親腹中的洗者若翰感覺到救主和聖母的接近,即歡喜踴躍;依撒伯爾也謙恭地問候瑪利亞,稱她為「我主的母親」,即使瑪利亞本來是比她年輕的親人。 聖神被形容如風:風隨意向那裏吹,你聽到風的響聲,卻不知道風從那裏來,往那裏去(若3:8)。我們有否開放自己,如依撒伯爾一樣,隨時接受聖神的感動呢?對於天主的旨意,我們又有否立刻以實際行動回應? 這篇默想由生命恩泉文摘編輯小組撰寫,內容以下列文章為根據: Commentaries on the daily readings by Sacred Space, 彌撒福音釋義 – 將臨期第三週星期六 This bible passage happened after the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus and Elizabeth’s pregnancy to Mary. Though she knew Elizabeth was barren and in her old age, she has faith to believe in what the angel said, and […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 21


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Pope Francis: Mary embraces all the peoples of the vast expanses of America

(CNA/EWTN News) At the end of his general audience on December 11, Pope Francis reflected on December 12’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, extending his greetings to all on the American continent. He said: “When the image of the Virgin appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego, it was the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 12


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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

雖然在十六世紀時已有方濟各會的傳教士到達拉丁美洲傳福音,但基督信仰為當時美洲中部的印第安人還是不太受歡迎。當地人拜偶像,甚至會舉行人祭。 在1531年12月9日,聖母在墨西哥城的台培亞的 (Tepeyac) 小山上顯現給一個57歲貧苦的印第安人;他名叫若望迪戈 (Juan Diego),是當地少數的天主教徒。 為了令主教相信若望這個卑微的農民的說話,並給她建造聖堂,聖母行了數個奇蹟,包括在12月結霜的荒山上開滿了玫瑰和花朵,並在若望盛著花朵的斗篷外衣上,出然了聖母身披星星長袍,腳踏月亮,四周發光的聖像。若望患重病的叔父,也奇蹟地得到痊癒,還告訴若望醫好他的人——聖母——自稱為瓜達露佩。瓜達露佩聖母這名字由此而生。 這些奇蹟很快傳揚開去,在短時間內令六百萬印第安原住民領洗為信徒,令墨西哥成為一個天主教國家。基督的福音從那時起就在當地紮根,直到今日。 出現在斗篷外衣上的肖像,至今仍懸掛在瓜達盧佩聖母大殿內,供朝聖者瞻仰。教宗若望保祿二世把12月12日定為瓜達露佩聖母瞻禮,紀念這個聖母顯現的奇蹟。 天主透過聖母的顯現,令美洲的各民族感受到天主的愛,轉化了他們的心靈,然後透過他們把天主的愛與福音繼續傳揚開去。 Although there had been Franciscan missionaries ministering to the Mexican locals in the sixteenth century, Christianity was not that popular among the locals at first. The locals worshiped idols and even practiced human sacrifices. On December 9th, 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 12


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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

To the virgin Mary was sent, not any one of the angels, but the archangel Gabriel; for upon this service it was just that the highest angel should come, as being the bearer of the highest of all tidings. He is therefore marked by a particular name, to signify what was his part in the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 9


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Pope Francis: Mary is a model of union with Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity. “She is also a model of union with Christ, be it in her daily duties, be it in the way of […]
Publish date: 2013 - 10 - 23


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Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)

聖母元后(紀念) 教宗庇護十二世在 1954 年定下日子讓教會慶祝聖母為天地元后。這紀念日本在五月三十一日,到 1970 年被改為聖母升天後的第八日。 教會尊耶穌之母為元后,在聖經是有跡可尋的。在路加福音中,天使加俾額爾向瑪利亞預報說,天主要把達味的御座賜給她的兒子,他的王權沒有終結。後來當瑪利亞向依撒伯爾請安,依撒伯爾充滿了聖神回應:「在女人中妳是蒙祝福的,妳的胎兒也是蒙祝福的。吾主的母親駕臨我這裡,這是我那裡得來的呢?看,妳請安的聲音一入我耳,胎兒就在我腹中歡喜踴躍。那信了由上主傳於她的話必要完成的,是有福的。」既然耶穌是普世的君王,祂的王權沒有終結,那麼祂的母親瑪利亞在升天後被尊為后,是合情合理的。 天主,讓我們效法聖母瑪利亞,全心全意毫無保留地接納祢的旨意,並以謙卑的心去遵從。 萬福瑪利亞,妳充滿聖寵,主與你同在,妳在婦女中受讚頌,妳的親子耶穌同受讚頌。天主聖母瑪利亞,求妳現在和我們臨終時,為我們罪人祈求天主。亞孟。 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954 to celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven. Initially the feast day was on May 31st. In 1970 it’s been changed to the octave day of the Assumption. In […]
Publish date: 2013 - 8 - 21


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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass during the day Now Mary has her dwelling in Heaven into which she was translated today from earth, for Heaven is a most fitting place for her. She stands at the right of the Almighty adorned in golden robes and arrayed in diverse colours […]
Publish date: 2013 - 8 - 15


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Jesus’ Family Members

曾聽過人說,在這篇讀經中,耶穌不認祂的親人,包括祂的母親,或把他們拒之門外。但留意耶穌並沒有否認祂的母親和兄弟是祂的親人,反而是藉這機會宣講一個重要的道理:祂的親人不只是血脈相連的人,而是只要遵行天父旨意的人,就是祂的親人。 因此,耶穌這句話也承認聖母瑪利亞是祂的親人,因她虛心接受天主對她的召叫,成為救主的母親,並參與及配合天主的救世工程。正如曾經有個婦人對耶穌說:「懷過你的胎,及你所吮吸過的乳房,是有福的!」耶穌的回答是:「可是那聽天主的話而遵行的人,更是有福的!」(Luke 11:27-28) 聖母被稱為萬福瑪利亞,因她遵行天主旨意的原因大於她是耶穌母親這身份。 耶穌無條件地愛我們每一個人,但祂需要我們的回應,那就是愛天主在萬有之上,並且遵行天父的旨意。那麼我們就是祂的親人,亦即是同為天主聖父的兒女。 Some interprets that in this bible passage, Jesus is rejecting His family members, including His mother. However, Jesus did not reject them, but rather took this opportunity to make a very important point: His family members are not limited to those who related to Him biologically, but include those who […]
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 23


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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Luke 2:41-51 From our Lord’s tongue there went forth divine wisdom, while His age exhibited man’s helplessness, and hence the Jews, amid the high things they hear and the lowly things they see, are perplexed with doubts and astonishment. But we can in no […]
Publish date: 2013 - 6 - 8


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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

【聖母訪親(慶日)﹣ 路加福音1:39-56】 聖母瑪利亞在獲報喜訊後幾日便動身去探訪依撒伯爾。她要走的路程一點也不短。她去探訪她的表姊,大概是想跟她分享發生在她身上,旁人不可能明白的事。 聖母和依撒伯爾兩人同因天主的大能而受孕。她們一個年輕,不清楚未來會是怎樣;另一位年邁時蒙天主應允,賜給她一位兒子。她們兩人都因聖神充滿著喜悅。在卑微的人身上,天主越發顯出祂的大能。 【Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ﹣ Luke 1:39-56】 A few days of the Annunication, Mary set out and travelled in haste to visit Elizabeth. She had to go a long way. She went to visit her cousin probably because she wanted to share what had happened to […]
Publish date: 2013 - 5 - 31


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Mary Help of Christians

聖母進教之佑 特別為中國教會祈禱 – 若望福音 2:1-11 在加納婚宴把水變成酒的奇蹟,跟其他奇蹟很不同。耶穌多次把人治癒,令瞎子復明,祂若不行這些奇蹟,那些人便要繼續受苦。雖然在婚宴上沒有為賓客預備足夠的酒,確實會令主人蒙羞,但即使耶穌沒有把水變成酒,後果也算不上很嚴重。聖母告訴祂酒不夠之後,耶穌本來沒打算行奇蹟,也因為聖母的轉告而改變初衷。 聖母就是這樣留意她子女的需要,默默為我們轉求。讓我們也效法聖母,只簡單的向天主訴說我們的需要,由祂決定在祂選擇的時候,以祂的方式回應我們的祈禱。進教之佑,為我等祈。 Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians – World Day of Prayer for China – John 2:1-11 The miracle at Cana is quite different from the other miracles that Jesus performed. Jesus had healed many people. He restored the vision of the blind. If He chose not to perform these […]
Publish date: 2013 - 5 - 24


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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

今天是預報救主降生節,此節日原應於每年3月25日(即耶穌聖誕12月25日前9個月)慶祝,但因3月25日碰上聖週,故改為在4月8日慶祝。聖母欣然接受天主的召叫,成為聖子耶穌的母親,實在是救恩史中關鍵的一刻。讓我們仿傚聖母,竭盡所能忠於天主的旨意。 Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Usually this solemnity is celebrated on March 25 (which is 9 months before December 25), but since that day falls on Holy Week this year, we celebrate this solemnity on April 8. Blessed Virgin Mary’s acceptance of God’s mission to become the Mother […]
Publish date: 2013 - 4 - 8