Saturday, December 8, 2007

Prayer request

Please pray for my cousin's aunt(her mom's side of the family)that has just been diagnosed with cancer...the aunt's name is Bernadette.

The woman of Genesis

Intercessors Of The Lamb

"Mary’s obedience didn’t just stop there at the Annunciation, we see it at Cana as well because she asked Jesus really to do a miracle when she said, “They have no wine.” Now that seems simple but Jesus did not seem to be aware of that and He seemed surprised at the request and He says, “Woman what is that to you and to Me? My hour is not yet come.” It is interesting that in this Scripture, we now hear Jesus calling Mary, “Woman.”

At the beginning of this passage, John writes, “The Mother of Jesus was there.” But now Jesus did not call her, “Mother,” but, “Woman.” He knows, as she herself knew, that she is the woman of Genesis which the Father spoke about when He said to satan, to the serpent. “I will be put enmity between you and the woman.” Our Lady knew her identity! She is still prompted by the Holy Spirit who is her spouse. She is Our Lady of Light, spouse of the Holy Spirit! And, it was the prompting of the Holy Spirit at that wedding that made Mary ask for the miracle. The Spirit was letting her know, “They have no wine.” He is the New Wine. The Spirit was letting her know, “They need Me.” "

Excerpt From Mother Nadine’s, “On Earth as it is In Heaven” The Philippines, 11/05

the woman

USCCB - (NAB) - December 8, 2007:

"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.”"

Universalis: Office of Readings

Universalis: Office of Readings:

"Concluding Prayer God,

by her Immaculate Conception you made the Virgin a fit habitation for your Son. You preserved her from the stain of the Fall by the merits of your Son’s future death: through her intercession, make us pure and permit us to come to you at last."

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Universalis: Today:
"The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin, that twist in our nature that makes our will unable to follow what it knows to be right. It was this grace that enabled Mary to give a true and considered “Yes” to the request, conveyed by the Angel Gabriel, that she should consent to be the mother of the incarnate God. The doctrine was almost universally believed over the centuries and but was only formally defined as a doctrine of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1854. It is one of the Marian doctrines that Islam shares with the Catholic Church."