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Friendship with Mary is possible. She is real, accessible, and relatable. She is our companion in the life of prayer and in our whole life with Jesus. Filled with reflections and brief imaginative sequences, Come to Mary's House invites you to imagine you are with the Blessed Virgin - visiting in her living room, working in her garden, or catching up over coffee. The goal is to encourage your encounter with Mary as a friend, sister, and mother - in a comfortable, gentle way. By developing a personal relationship with her, you'll let her lead you closer to Jesus. This book is for all who long for Mary and want to live in spiritual companionship with her. If you want to pray more deeply, love Jesus more, and serve authentically from the heart, you couldn't choose a better master of the spiritual life than Our Lady.
The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey and Mary's House in Ephesus by Rev. Fr. Carl G. Schulte Pdf
The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey and Mary's House in Ephesus tells the story of a faith-filled woman's life of service and her quest to discover the house of the Blessed Virgin in Ephesus. Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey, a Daughter of Charity, responded to God's call and dedicated her life to find Christ, the Word made Flesh, in service to the poor. The first twenty-five years of her ministry were spent caring for the homebound, educating children, accompanying youth in their spiritual journey, and finding families for orphans. In 1886, Sister Marie was sent to Smyrna, near Ephesus, Turkey, where she entered a world very different from her own. While serving in the hospital there, Sister Marie read and shared with her own Sisters and the local Vincentian priests The Life of the Blessed Virgin, by Anne Catherine Emmerich, which recorded the events of Mary's last years spent in Ephesus in a house built for her by St. John. Because of Sister Marie's great devotion to the Blessed Mother, she was determined to find this sacred spot. Through collaboration with her Vincentian brothers, local Muslim guides, and the people of the area, Mary's house was found; but the discovery was just the beginning. Once rebuilt, Mary's house became a place where Muslims and Christians assembled in peace side by side as they came to honor Mary. The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey and Mary's House in Ephesus will inspire readers with the remarkable story of a faith-filled woman's life and her quest to discover the house of the Blessed Virgin in Ephesus.
Mary the Magdalene lived in Judea during the Roman Empire. Little was known about her then, yet 2,000 years later, people still talk and write about her. What is it about Mary the Magdalene that causes so many people to be drawn to her? Is it the ways in which she was so deeply human and yet just as deeply spiritual? Mary had circumstances in her life that could have caused anyone to give up, yet after her first encounter with Jesus, her life was changed. Some even say that she became a spiritual leader and had a great influence in those early days of Christianity. But what was the human side of Mary the Magdalene like? Did she have family, children, and career? Did she ever fall in love? In Mary the Magdalene: Her Story, Mary tells us in the first person the answers to the many questions we have been asking for all these centuries.
There are many theories and legends revolving around Mary Magdalene, the friend and companion of Jesus of Nazareth during first century Roman Empire. Some say she was a vile sinner; others, a saint. Some have said she was a prostitute; others, a chaste Jewish woman. Many lands around the Great Sea still tell tales of Mary Magdalenes travels and accomplishments in their part and plot of history. Although few legends are considered to be of a factual nature, neither should they be thought of strictly as fairytales. Many legends have their basis in true stories which have been passed down through a hundred or more generations and sometimes the information has evolved into much more than what it started as and has come to even enhance the meaning and spirit of the original events. While there is not enough documented history to write a non-fictional biography of Mary herself, there is much information about first century Judea in the Roman Empire, the time and place into which Mary was born. Much is also known about some of the people who were most likely to have been her companions, particularly those written about in the Christian Bible, like Saint Peter, Saint John, Martha, Jesus, his mother, Saul of Tarsus and others. In writing this narrative of Mary Magdalene, my intent was to include as much legendary material as possible, being careful not to contradict any historical facts about Mary herself or any other historical figure appearing in the book. I spent much time accessing and studying information from a wide variety of sources. My research led to me draw some conclusions about what must have been known back then, but was not considered important enough to have been written down, such as who was related to whom, who went where and when and the chronology of certain events. Let this story answer questions for you that might have been lingering in your mind for a long time now, such as: What did happen to Mary called the Magdalene before she met Jesus of Nazareth? What was her background? Did she have other family? Did Jesus? Why did Jesus have to cast demons out of her? What was the Essene Community? Was Jesus a member? Was Mary? What happened to her after Jesus died? Can regretful decisions ever be turned around for the good? Mary Magdalene; My Story will take you through the world of a young Jewish girl with all of the hopes, dreams and expectations that any young girl would naturally have. You will learn how tragedies in her life nearly killed her, but how she was saved by the love of a man, and kept by the love of those who realized that second chances were God-given and to be respected. You will see how she in turn offered forgiveness to those who had hurt her so deeply and how good things came as a result of that. Mary had friends who loved and understood her and were important people to her throughout her life. As a reader, we get to meet them all and come to love them ourselves. Learn more about Joana and Cuza, Mary mother of Jesus, Agabus, Antipus, and Lydia, the woman who sold purple things. This story will weave all of the different characters and events and places of the time into a heartwarming tale you are not soon to forget. With such a variety of characters mostly likely every reader will find someone in the story to whom they will relate in a personal way. Let Mary take you, in her own voice, through the early days of Christianity, through the turbulent times of the Roman Emperor Nero and the Jewish wars. Let her share with you the sorrow of losing some of her best friends and the joys of developing new ones. She will tell you of the trade that carried her through many years of her life and was the reason she was able to go on a great adventure around the Empire. At times the reader will be moved to tears, at times will laugh out loud as she tells you about the wonder of raising children and finding true love against all odds. This book will
Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption by Stephen J. Shoemaker Pdf
This is an open access publication distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), a copy of which is available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions are a collection of over sixty different narratives, preserved in nine ancient languages, that commemorate the end of the Virgin Mary's life. These traditions have long been overlooked by scholars of early Christianity, no doubt largely because this complicated corpus was insufficiently well known. The present study aims to remedy this situation with a detailed analysis of the earliest traditions of Mary's death, including liturgical and archaeological evidence as well as the numerous narrative sources. Several of the most important narratives are translated in appendices, many appearing in English for the first time. The book will be of interest to all scholars of early Christian literature.
Stories from the Heart by Gladys Caines Coggswell Pdf
"A collection of African American family stories and traditional tales, compiled and brought to print by a master storyteller as she visited Missouri communities and participated in storytelling events over the last two decades"--Provided by publisher.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is recorded minimally in Scripture. Yet her words are filled with significance and rich meaning that can easily be misunderstood or misinterpreted by untrained hearers. Have you doubted Mary's role in God's plan based on the words of Scripture? Would you like to understand more fully what is intended when Jesus' reaction is unexpected in relation to his Mother? Gary Zimak explores both the spoken and unspoken words that Mary is recorded to have said and acted upon in the gospel narratives. The Word of God reaps manifold fruits in those who hear. Are we able to listen and understand the words of Mary in Scripture with open hearts? Our Lady is a woman of few words, but when pondering with our hearts, we begin to understand that wisdom often begins in silence.
This is the first archaeological and historical biography of the most fascinating and revered woman in history, Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Christ. Millions of faithful around the world invoke her as their Queen, Protectress and Advocate. But who was this extraordinary woman who was chosen by God to give birth to the Saviour? Bestselling author Michael Hesemann searched for her traces in Italy, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. Based on biblical traditions, legends and archaeological discoveries, he reconstructs the life of Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of the Messiah. From the most ancient Icon of Christianity to the Holy House in Loreto, from the Grotto of Nazareth to the refuge of the Holy Family in Egypt, from Mary's residence in Ephesus,Turkey to Mount Zion and her empty tomb in Jerusalem, this is a journey of discovery, full of surprising insights which deepen our faith in the great mystery of the Incarnation. Hesemann takes us on his exciting search for the historical Virgin Mary –a book full of stunning discoveries from the early days of Christianity – and the historical facts behind the worldwide and centuries long devotion to the mother of Jesus.
She's the most famous woman in history, yet almost nothing is known about her. Although she's portrayed as the gentlest and most tragic of all women, her name has been used as an excuse for internecine hatred and wars between peoples. But who was Mary, mother of Jesus Christ? What type of family did she have? What was the community like in which she grew from child to teenager forced to marry a man three times her age? And why have virtually all the details of her early life been obscured and censored by the writers of the Bible? In The Book of Mary, novelist Alan Gold looks at first century Israel under the iron heels of Roman occupation and uncovers what life was like for a young woman in a distant outpost of the most aggressive and merciless Empire in history. Following Mary's story from teenager to a young woman married to a widower, to mother, and then to become a devotee of the new religion her Son had created. This tragic yet virtually unknown woman is forced to witness the excruciating pain of her son's crucifixion.
A Mother's account of the first few years following her daughter's diagnosis of autism disorder. Shed tears and laugh along as a family investigates therapy strategies for their daughter and adjusts to new expectations. In the end, discover that autism is not a tragedy, but a gift and a doorway to discovering greater joy and love in the journey of life.
This book is based upon the cruelty that the Devil’s Knights inflicts on innocents. How one’s determination and drive can overcome adversities. That at the end of the long dark tunnel, there’s still hope.
The New York Times–bestselling author of the Americana series asks if love can truly overcome any hardship—“Dailey remains the best!” (Affaire de Coeur). Stacy and Cord Harris had the perfect marriage. Their love, they thought, would see them through any troubles that came along. But a year after he survives a devastating plane crash, Cord is still confined to a wheelchair, bitterly lashing out at everyone around him—especially his wife. No matter how Stacy tries to reassure him, Cord can’t accept her love as anything but pity. In a last ditch effort to reach him, Stacy enlists the help of a physiotherapist. Paula Hanson understands Cord’s physical, mental, and emotional condition in ways Stacy just can’t. It’s incredible how much he’s improving thanks to her influence. But as Paula helps Cord feel like a man again, is she also replacing Stacy as the woman in his life?
Growing Up with Jesus is a fictional story of Jesus when he was a boy. Written from the perspective of Simon Peter, who is ten years older than Jesus, he chronicles the boyhood of Jesus. Simon recounts his relationship with Mary, the mother of Jesus, before Jesus was even born. He then weaves the story of Jesus’s boyhood into his own life. Mutual associations with friends, religious events and holidays as well as occupational happenings will remind us of how life was as ordinary for Jesus growing up as ours is today. Simon relates his own daily life including his impatient personality, relationship observations, Roman political presence, dealing with the death of a loved one, and biblical morals and perspectives. Casual story-telling of epic biblical events, morals and perspectives are included in Simon’s narrative. Obviously, the events you will read about are how the author imagines things might have been. References to Jewish practices, traditions, and holidays were thoroughly researched, and every effort was made to stay as true as possible while creating the story. It is supposed, by the author, that Simon and his brother Andrew might have known Jesus before they were called to follow him into ministry, leaving their homes and families behind. The geographical setting is used to include the sea on which Simon and Andrew could earn their living. The story ends significantly on Chapter 29, with Jesus at age twenty-nine and where the documented, biblical narrative of Jesus’ ministry begins. The author developed this story over twenty years and has finally released it for children to read and enjoy. The hope is that after reading this book as a child or a curious adult, one will find the Bible to be captivating as they yearn to learn more about our Lord, Jesus Christ.