September 12, 2017

Mary's Holy Name

September 12, 2017:

Tuesday, 23rd week, Ordinary Time
Holy Name of Mary

See 10 connections with today?
Legend below

For Holy Name of Mary

For Psalm 145
  • Col 2:6-15  Walk in Christ, rooted in him, built on him, in faith, thanksgiving.  In Christ is God's fullness; you share it.  He heads every principality and power.  You were buried, raised with him.  He forgave us.
Wordle: Readings 9-10-13
  • Ps 145:1b-2, 8-11  "The Lord is compassionate toward all his works."  Daily I extol, bless, praise you, gracious, slow to anger, kind, good Lord.  Let your works give you thanks; let your faithful bless you.
  • Lk 6:12-19  After Jesus spent the night in prayer to God, he called his disciples, whom he named Apostles:  Simon, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.  A crowd of disciples and others came to hear him and be healed.  Everyone sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all.
  • Alphonsus:  After Jesus' name, Mary's is so rich in good things, that from no other flow so much grace and hope.  Her name will cure all evil; every disorder yields to her name's power.
  • Richard of St. Laurence:  From no name after Jesus flows more power and salvation.  Invoking it leads to grace in this life and glory in the next.
  • Raymond Jordano:  Pronouncing the Virgin's name softens the hardest heart and gives strength to overcome temptation.
  • Methodius:  Your name is filled with grace and blessing.
  • Bonaventure:  If you pronounce her name devoutly, you'll receive grace.  Blessed those who love her name.
  • Thomas à Kempis:  Jesus' and Mary's names go together; keep them in your heart.  They're a short, sweet, easy, and powerful prayer.  When devils hear her name, they fly as from fire.
  • Bridget:  If you invoke her name and repent, the devil flies and angels approach.
  • Ephrem:  Mary's name is the key to heaven's gates.
  • Bernard:  Call on Mary in danger, perplexity, and doubt.
  • Germanus:  May my last word be Mary's name; sweet and safe the death so accompanied and protected.
  • Camillus de Lellis:  Remind the dying to utter the holy names.
  • CreightonJesus called his apostles by name.  The apostles were individuals with distinctive histories, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, reactions to Jesus' call, and free will.  We must all be rooted in Jesus and walk with him, but to do that we must discern our particular way of doing so.  Maybe our call is humbly to do loving daily things for the people we live with and encounter.
  • One Bread, One Body:  "The Twelve":  Jesus invested the last three years of his life in the apostles he chose.  We his followers are also called to invest our lives in not only in our blood family and friends, but in Christian community, and to live as brothers and sisters in Christ, devoting ourselves to instruction, communal life, the breaking of bread, and prayer.  We're called to be "of one heart and mind."   "How good and pleasant to dwell as one!"  We're called to Trinitarian unity, to be one as Jesus and the Father are one.  The Spirit makes us oneStir into flame the gift of the Spirit...
  • Passionist:  Mary’s Magnificat summarizes the role of prayer in her life and her Son's:  “God, wonderful in power, has used that strength for me.”  Her intimate interaction with the Spirit brought Jesus into the world. Her continual letting go teaches us to surrender for a greater good, to allow God to work through and with me.  She was present with the disciples, modeling fidelity and hope.  Her prayer acknowledges with gratitude how God regarded her humble state; in the gospel Jesus teaches his disciples their humble state.  Mary would eventually stand at the foot of the Cross, and at Pentecost in the midst of the Church in the upper room.  May we recommit to pray for the sake of those to whom we're sent...."
  •  "Jesus chose twelve apostles":  Jesus chose ordinary people as his friends and apostles, nonprofessionals, common people, sans wealth, position, special education, or social advantages; he wanted people who could follow him well.  When the Lord calls, don't shrink back thinking you have nothing to offer; he uses us for greatness in his kingdom.  People came to Jesus because they heard what he did and wanted healing.  Jesus offers true freedom to all who seek him with faith....
Dress legend
  • 'Walker' tie pin:  Walk in the Lord Jesus Christ... (1st reading)
  • 'Hand' tie pin: whom you were also circumcised not by hand (1st reading)
  • 'Nail,' 'cross' pins:  Christ removed the bond against us, nailing it to the cross (1st reading)
  • 'Crown' tie bar:  I will extol you, O my God and King (psalm)
  • 'Alps' tie pin:  Jesus departed to the mountain to pray (gospel)
  • 'Phone' tie bar:  Jesus 'called' the Apostles (gospel)
  • 'Doctor's office' tie:  Jesus healed the sick (gospel)
  • 'Mary' pin:  Holy Name of Mary celebration
  • Green shirt:  Ordinary Time season
Special greetings to and prayers for the community
at Holy Name of Mary Church and School in San Dimas

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