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Thought for the Day – 9 July – Falling into Sin

Thought for the Day – 9 July – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Falling into Sin

“The second extreme to be avoided is discouragement, which can lead us to despair, as Judas did.
We know that God is entirely good and merciful.
We know that Jesus died on the Cross for our salvation.
How can we doubt that He will welcome us if we repent and return to Him?

No matter how grave and how numerous our sins may be, let us remember that the Mercy of God is Infinite.
Let us remember that He is waiting for us, as his father waited for the prodigal son and, that He is following us like a shepherd who is searching for his lost sheep.
He allowed us to fall, in order to humble us and help us to realise that we are incapable of doing anything good by ourselves.

Let us go to Him humbly and penitently, trusting He will give us the kiss of peace and forgiveness.”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/09/03/thought-for-the-day-3-september-falling-into-sin/
PART TWO:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/19/thought-for-the-day-19-july-falling-into-sin/

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Quote/s of the Day – 9 July – Our Holy Mother

Quote/s of the Day – 9 July – Our Holy Mother’s Saturday and the Feast of Our Lady Queen of Peace

No matter how sinful
one may have been,
if he has devotion to Mary,
it is impossible that he be lost
.”

St Hilary of Poitiers (315-368)
Father & Doctor of the Church

O Mary,
you give assistance
to everyone endeavouring
to rise to God!

St Bridget of Sweden (c 1303 – 1373)

Let us run to Mary
and, as her little children,
cast ourselves into her arms
with a perfect confidence.

St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Doctor of the Church

The Holy Rosary
By Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)

Accept, mighty Maid, we beseech thee,
This prayer with its fragrance of flowers;
With one soul we seek thus to reach thee
And hail thee, God’s Mother and ours.

Thy heart is made glad by our praying;
Thy bounty is generous and wise;
Thy hands are enriched for conveying
What God’s tender Mercy supplies.

We kneel at thy Shrines in the Churches;
Oh, gently look down from above,
And welcome the heart that then searches
For worthy expressions of love.

Let others present precious caskets
Of gems, or heap Altars with gold;
Slight prayer-beads shall serve us for baskets
To bring thee the garland they hold.

With violets lowly we fashion
This wreath and with these combined
Red roses–our faith in the Passion
With Chastity’s lilies entwined.

Our minds, as the Mysteries vary,
Are active, our hands play their part;
And always thy name, Holy Mary,
Oft-uttered, rejoices the heart.

Be with us, we trust thee to guide us
Through life and when labouring breath
At the last, seeks thine aid, be beside us
To help at the hour of our death.

Wherefore, in the same holy bosom
of His most chaste Mother,
Christ took to Himself flesh
and united to Himself,
the spiritual Body formed
by those who were to believe in Him.
Hence Mary, carrying the Saviour
within her, may be said,
to have also carried, all those.
whose life was contained
in the life of the Saviour.
Therefore, all we,
who are united to Christ
and, as the Apostle says,
are members of His body,
of His flesh and of His bones (Eph 5:30),
have issued from the womb of Mary,
like a body united to it’s Head.

St Pius X (1835-1914)
Pope from 1903 to 1914
Encyclical “Ad diem illum laetissimum” #10-11

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One Minute Reflection – 9 July – “Rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.”

One Minute Reflection – 9 July – Our Holy Mother’s Saturday and the Feast of Our Lady Queen of Peace – Ecclesiasticus 24:14-16, Luke 11:27-28

While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.’” – Luke 11:27

REFLECTION – “Mary was more blessed in accepting the faith of Christ than in conceiving the flesh of Christ. To someone who said, “Blessed is the womb that bore you,” he replied, “Rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.”

Finally, for his brothers, his relatives according to the flesh who did not believe in Him, of what advantage was that relationship? Even her maternal relationship would have done Mary no good, unless she had borne Christ more happily in her heart, than in her flesh.” – St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of Grace (Holy Virginity 3).

PRAYER – Grant us, Thy servants, O Lord God, we beseech Thee to enjoy lasting health of mind and body and, by the intercession of glorious and Blessed Mary, ever virgin, may we be delivered from present sorrow and partake to the full of eternal happiness. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen (Collect).

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Our Morning Offering – 9 July – Most Gracious Mary, Queen of Peace

Our Morning Offering – 9 July – Feast of Our Lady Queen of Peace

Most Gracious Mary, Queen of Peace
Unknown Author

Most gracious Mary, Queen of Peace
Embrace us with your love.
May our desire sincerely be,
To praise our God above.

Implore for us the Spirit’s gifts
To follow in your way;
Let wisdom and humility,
Guide all we do and say.

In confidence we witness Christ,
Whose Truth has set us free.
May we pursue what leads to peace,
For all humanity.
Amen

The Author of this Marian Hymn is unknown. With common meter (ie 8.6.8.6) it is sung to the tune New Britain ie the same tune that is widely used for Amazing Grace.

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Saint of the Day – 9 July – Our Lady, Queen of Peace / Notre Dame de Paix (1500s)

Saint of the Day – 9 July – Our Lady, Queen of Peace / Notre Dame de Paix (1500s)
Also known as – Our Lady of Peace, Mother of Peace, Queen of Peace.

Original Statue

In the early 1500s in France, a certain Jean de Joyeuse presented the Statue as a wedding gift to his young bride, Françoise e Voisins. The Statue was known as the “Virgin of Joyeuse” and became a cherished family heirloom.

Around the year 1588, Jean’s grandson, Henri Joyeuse, joined the Capuchin Franciscans in Paris and brought the Statue with him, where it remained for many years. With the olive branch in her hand and the Prince of Peace on her arm, the Statue was called Our Lady, Queen of Peace. In 1657 the Capuchin community erected a larger chapel to accommodate the growing number of faithful who sought her intercession. On 9 July that year, 1657,, before a large crowd which included King Louis XIV, the Papal Nuncio to France, blessed and solemnly enthroned the Virgin’s Statue. Pope Alexander VII would later designate this date for the Capuchin community to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Peace.

During the French Revolution, which erupted in 1789, the Capuchins were driven from their Monastery. They took the image with them to prevent its destruction by the atheistic rebels. When peace was restored in the land, the Statue was brought out of hiding and entrusted to Peter Coudrin, a Priest in Paris. In 1800, Coudrin and Henriette became Co-founders of a community of Sisters, Brothers and Priests — the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Congregation was particularly successful in the Kingdom of Hawaii. They Consecrated the Hawaiian Islands under the protection of Our Lady, Queen of Peace

Statue of Our Lady Queen of Peace at the University of Bonn

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, is the Patron Saint of El Salvador. In the Parish Church of St Michael, in the City of San Salvador, there is an ancient Statue of the Virgin Mary holding an olive branch, which, according to some accounts, was brought there from a shipwreck. In September 1787 the inhabitants of the City attributed, to the Statue their safety when threatened by a volcanic eruption. The Virgin was also reveredp as a model of peace, among warring factions in the country, at the time of the war of independence. The Statue was solemnly crowned in November 1921, in the presence of the Country’s President.

An azulejo of the Virgin Queen of Peace from El Salvador 

The original Statue of Our Lady of Peace in France, was ceremonially crowned on 9 July 1906 by the Archbishop of Paris, in the name of Pope Pius X. Every 9 July since then, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary have celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Peace. 24 January is the feast day in Hawaii and in some Diocese of the United States. During the troubled years of World War I, Pope Benedict XV added Our Lady, Queen of Peace to the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Our Lady, Queen of Peace / Notre Dame de Paix (1500s), Virgen de Itatí / Our Lady of Itati (17th Century), Virgen del Rosario / Our Lady of the Rosary (Chiquinquirá, Boyacá, Colombia) (1586) and Memorials of the Saints – 9 July

Our Lady, Queen of Peace / Notre Dame de Paix (1500s) – 9 July:

Virgen de Itatí / Our Lady of Itati (17th Century) – 9 July:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/09/virgen-de-itati-our-lady-of-itati-17th-century-argentina-virgen-del-rosario-our-lady-of-the-rosary-colombia-and-memorials-of-the-saints-9-july/

Virgen del Rosario / Our Lady of the Rosary (Chiquinquirá, Boyacá, Colombia) (1586) – 9 July, 26 December:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/07/09/feast-of-our-lady-of-the-rosary-of-chiquinquira-and-memorials-of-the-saints-9-july/

St John Fisher (1469-1535) Bishop, Martyr, Cardinal, Theologian, Academic, Writer.
Feast moved in 1969 to 22 June.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/06/22/saint-of-the-day-22-june-saint-john-fisher-1469-1535-bishop-martyr/

St Thomas More (1478-1535) Martyr an English Lawyer, Social Philosopher, Author, Statesman.
Feast moved in 1969 to 22 June.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/06/22/saint-of-the-day-22-june-st-thomas-more-1478-1535-martyr/

St Maria Goretti (1890-1902) Virgin and Martyr, known as “Saint Agnes of the 20th Century.” She was Canonised on 24 June 1950 by Pope Pius XII The ceremony was attended by 250,000 including her mother, the only time a parent has witnessed her child’s Canonisation.
Her Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/06/saint-of-the-day-6-july-st-maria-goretti/

St Veronica/Ursula Giuliani OSC Cap. (1660-1727) Italian Capuchin Poor Clares nun, Abbotess, Mystic, Stigmatist.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/09/saint-of-the-day-9-july-st-veronica-giuliani/

Blessed Adrian Fortescue TOSD (1476-1539) Martyr,. A husband and father, a Justice of the Peace, a Knight of the Realm, a Knight of Malta and a Dominican Tertiary (Lay Dominican), he was at once a loyal servant of the Crown so far as he could be but still more, he was a man of unshakeable faith.
About Blessed Adrian:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/09/saint-of-the-day-blessed-adrian-fortescue-1476-1539-martyr/

St Agrippinus of Autun
St Alexander of Egypt
St Audax of Thora
St Brictius of Martola
St Copra of Egypt
St Cyril of Gortyna
Bl Dionysius the Rhetorician
St Everild of Everingham
St Faustina of Rome
St Felician of Sicily
Bl Fidelis Chojnacki

Blessed Giovanna Scopelli O.Carm (1428 – 1491) Virgin, Mystic, Italian Religious of the Carmelites and established her own Convent as its first Prioress. She was known, during her lifetime as a Miracle-worker with many coming to her to ask for her assistance and prayers. Her body is incorrupt.
About Blessed Giovanna:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/09/saint-of-the-day-9-july-blessed-giovanna-scopelli-o-carm-1428-1491/

St Floriana of Rome
St Hérombert of Minden
St Joachim Ho
Bl Luigi Caburlotto
Bl Marguerite-Marie-Anne de Rocher
Bl Marie-Anne-Madeleine de Guilhermier
St Patermutius of Egypt
St Paulina do Coração Agonizante de Jesus

Four Holy Polish Brothers – 4 Saints: Four brothers who became hermits, Benedictine Monks and Saints – Andrew, Barnabas, Benedict and Justus. They were born in Poland and died in 1008 of natural causes.

Martyrs of Gorkum – 19 Saints: Nineteen Martyrs killed by Calvinists for loyalty to the Pope and for their belief in the Real Presence in the Eucharist. They are –
• Adrianus van Hilvarenbeek • Andreas Wouters • Antonius van Hoornaar • Antonius van Weert • Cornelius van Wijk • Francisus de Roye • Godfried van Duynen • Godfried van Melveren • Hieronymus van Weert • Jacobus Lacops • Joannes Lenaerts • John of Cologne • Leonardus van Veghel • Nicasius Janssen van Heeze • Nicolaas Pieck • Nicolaas Poppel • Petrus van Assche • Theodorus van der Eem • Willehad van Deem •
They werehanged on 9 July 1572 in Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
Beatified on 24 November 1675 by Pope Clement X and Canonised on 29 June 1867 by Pope Pius IX.

Martyrs of Orange – 32 Beati: 32 nuns from several orders who spent up to 18 months in prison and were finally executed for refusing to renounce Christianity during the persecutions of the French Revolution.
• Anne Cartier • Anne-Andrée Minutte • Dorothée-Madeleine-Julie de Justamond • élisabeth Verchière • élisabeth-Thérèse de Consolin • Jeanne-Marie de Romillon • Madeleine-Françoise de Justamond • Madeleine-Thérèse Talieu • Marguerite-Eléonore de Justamond • Marguerite-Marie-Anne de Rocher • Marguerite-Rose de Gordon • Marguerite-Thérèse Charensol • Marie Cluse • Marie-Anastasie de Roquard • Marie-Anne Béguin-Royal • Marie-Anne Depeyre • Marie-Anne Doux • Marie-Anne Lambert • Marie-Anne-Madeleine de Guilhermier • Marie-Claire du Bac • Marie-Clotilde Blanc • Marie-Elisabeth Pélissier • Marie-Gabrielle-Françoise-Suzanne de Gaillard de Lavaldène • Marie-Gertrude de Ripert d’Alauzier • Marie-Marguerite Bonnet • Marie-Marguerite de Barbégie d’Albrède • Marie-Rose Laye • Rosalie-Clotilde Bes • Suzanne-Agathe Deloye • Sylvie-Agnès de Romillon • Thérèse-Henriette Faurie
They were guillotined between 6 July and 26 July 1794 at Orange, Vaucluse, France.
Beatified on 10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Martyrs of the Baths – 10,204 Saints: A group of Christians enslaved by Diocletian to build the gigantic baths in imperial Rome, Italy. The end of their labours coincided with the beginning of the great persecutions of Diocletian and they were all executed. Ancient records indicated there were 10,204 of them; Zeno of Rome is the only one whose name has come down to us and we know nothing else about any of their individual lives.