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FACING UP TO MARY

By Peter E. Gillquist Source: http://thechristianactivist.com (Published by Conciliar Press 1987) Is it safe to say that no woman in history is more misunderstood by modern Christendom than the Virgin Mary? And it is also probable that in a discussion concerning Mary between two Christians, if their differences remain unresolved, most likely it will be due to differing interpretations of ... Read More »

An Ode to The Feast of the Dormition

What is greater than to be called – and to be – the Mother of God – the source of life whom Christ took the humanity that He made divine? St Paul said: ‘if the root is holy, then the branches are also’ (Rom. 11:16). Her body is the bridal-chamber of virginity, the heaven above us, the earth that brings ... Read More »

Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women; Mark 15: 43 – 16: 8

This gospel refers to the greatness of the role of women for a better society. At the time that Christ’s disciples were waiting hidden in a secure place, “due to fear of the Jews”, we see a few women, the myrrh bearers, arriving courageously at Christ’s tomb without any fear for their lives. It was known to everybody that fanatical ... Read More »