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For all who ask…

Then Mary spoke to Catherine: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.” “Now it must be given to the whole world and to every person.”

The Virgin Mary also told Dominic to “Pray my Psalter and teach it to your people. That prayer will never fail”.

No matter which apparition of the Holy Mother you favor, it is plain to see that she is reaching out and giving very specific instructions. Very simply, talk to Our Virgin Mother. Trust in her, confide in her, rejoice with her and when sorrowful, ask for her graces as she has promised to grant.

The bible says:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7

Help for every problem you could encounter is there for the asking. These Holy visits seem to be reminders that we are not alone and to ask for help when needed, to open the lines of communication and become closer to our Lord and Holy Mother.

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Quenching your thirst

I’ve endeavored a few well-intentioned times throughout the course of my adulthood to sit down and read the bible in it’s entirety. I say “endeavored” because good intentions aside, the bible is a very large book. And although I believe that there is inspiration in the language of the Holy Book, let’s face it, scripture is not always easy to decipher.

Many people’s lack of faith hinges on the fact that they don’t understand the Bible in it’s entirety. I read a simple passage recently that reminded me that the Holy Bible is a touchstone as much as it is anything else, dispensing the history of Jesus Christ as well as good commen sense about how to live your life in the service of the Lord.

St. Ephrem, a saint known for his tremendous humility, once wrote, “You do not understand all that you read in the Bible? If you were traveling and, being thirsty, came upon a spring of fresh water, would you be incensed because you could not drink all of it? No, you would be happy that, on another journey, the spring would still be there to quench your thirst.”

MaryShop.com has traditional Bibles as well as Audio Bibles to help nurture your relationship with God through The Scriptures.

Memorial Day “Moment of Remembrance”

On Monday, May 30th every city in the United States will honor their War Dead. Vetrans march to honor their fallen brothers. Families remember those loved ones lost to war. St. Michael’s name is invoked in many prayers.

To remind Americans of the true nature of Memorial day A National Moment of Rememberance resolution was enacted in 2000. The National Moment of Remembrance will begin at 3:00pm when they ask all Americans to observe a moment of silence or listen to “Taps”. Taps is one of those tunes that everyone has heard but did you know that in the training phase of all of the branches of the military our troops are required to learn the words of the song?

Day is done
gone the sun
from the lakes
from the hills
from the sky
all is well
safetly rest
God is nigh

I think it was surprising to see those particular lyrics. They’re not about victory or spoils of war but a lullaby that praises God’s love and protection. Visit Maryshop.com to get the Veteran in your life the protection of a St. Michael military medal.
 

Saint Jude: Nothing is impossible

St. Jude Thaddeus was a loyal follower and apostle of Jesus. Unfortunately much of what St. Jude is known for has been over-shadowed by his close association and similar namesake to Judus, the betrayer of Jesus Christ.

Something St. Jude is noted for, however, is his New Testiment epistle that states  “that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances.” This is one of the reasons that St. Jude is the patron saint of Lost Causes. To remind the faithful that there will be hard times, that nothing is impossible, and that we may always ask for his intercession.

Prayer to St Jude

“O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone.   Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always.”

“I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.”

It’s customary to print a thank you to St. Jude in your local paper when you experience his divine help. Maryshop.com has St. Jude statues on sale as well as a large selection of St. Jude Medals and Rosaries.

Why wear a Miraculous Medal?

When the Holy Virgin appeared in a vision to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830, she said “Those who wear this medal around their neck will receive great graces.” MaryShop.com has been selling these medals since 2001, since opening our doors, and we have heard numerous accounts of the medal’s power when the wearer prays to the Virgin Mother.

The design of the medal was given to St. Catherine Laboure by the vision she was given. She was told by her vision of Mary to have this medal struck so that it may be used by the faithful to ask for Mary’s intercession. Many have attested to the medal’s power and have witnessed miracles first-hand after asking the Virgin Mary for grace. MaryShop.com has many different medals to fit your taste and expense.

The Miraculous Medal is not a good luck charm, but a tool of the faithful, perhaps to remind us all that prayer and prayer alone is our link to God and the Holy Mother. Finally, the Virgin Mary told the young Catherine Laboure ” This medal must be given to everyone” further emphasising that Mary’s graces are available to all who ask for them.