• Immaculate Conception Novena - Day 8

    9 days ago - By Happy Catholic

    Domenico Ghirlandaio, Birth Of Mary
    (I like thinking about the practicalities as well as the theological at this moment.
    Just like her son, Jesus, would do, Mary is a sign to us that God works in the material things - the "matter" of our world.)
    GATE OF HEAVEN St. Alphonsus Liguori affirms that Mary is the Gate of Heaven, since in the way all befits a king confers first to pass through his palace gate, no grace comes down from heaven without first passing through the hands of Mary. Even during her earthly life we see how Our Lady was the dispenser of Divine grace. Precisely through her the...
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