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His Mother, Our Mother

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Mama Mary

The Blessed Mother of Christ Jesus

"Through Baptism the Father (Abba) of Jesus becomes our Father, and the mother (Mary) becomes our mother.

This is why we can call upon God as our loving Father,

and this is why we can call on Mary as our mother to pray for us with a mother's love."

Mitch Finley


Mary is co-redemptrix (with and together; associated with) and fully cooperative with God's plan of redemption by willingly becoming the Mother of God. Every Christmas there are nativity scenes, glorious songs are sung, and every parent/grandparent knows the "heavenly awe" of holding an infant while pondering God's blessing. When we painfully discover the agony and passion of the cross, we feel the "heart-shattering" pain for Mary as she watches the final suffering of God's son. When eternity is our blessed destination, we will all know the honor and the faithfulness of Mary, her desire for us to accept God's will for us. We will know of her motherly love. We will be filled with her motherly compassion, grace, and the truth of her Heavenly peace.


"Christ's preeminence 'beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins' (Colossians 1:13-14) is not usurped or equally shared with Mary. Mary's role is in reflecting her son's great love for humankind,

sacrificing the human love she bears for him,

for the love He and she have for all people.

Mary does all that she can for the redemption of (God's children) her children."

Anthony F. Chiffolo


While our Lord Jesus was on the cross, He proclaimed: "Here is your mother" (John 19: 26-27). No longer was Mary just His own mother; she was from that point the mother of all humankind... the spiritual mother of all persons... advocating and mediating for the well-being of all... leading each of us to a life of faith in her son. Her motherly love overflows abundantly with loving kindness while always pointing the way back to God, the true source of life (100 Names of Mary, Chiffolo, A.F.).


Mary's appearances continue to bring her messages of grace, peace, and redemption to the whole world (Chiffolo, A.F.). During an appearance in 1951, Mary proclaimed that: "It is the wish of the Father and the Son to send Me into the world in these times as the Co-redeptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate." Her messages are always hopeful, always pointing the world back to the need of redemption through her son Jesus.


God's will for us is to know Him, His son our Lord Jesus, and to accept and lean on the Holy Spirit as our guide and comforter. As sinners we are called to repentance of our sins (thoughts, words, and deeds). Once cleansed we are given the grace of forgiveness and can then resume our calling of living out God's will.


If you have not heard much about Mama Mary (other than at Christmas or Easter), begin learning about who she is. Learn about her messages to you, what do you hear? Find the offering of a mother's loving comfort. Honor her with thankfulness, for she was only a young girl whose heart said "Yes" to El Shadi (our creator; our Father who art in Heaven). Ponder her grace, her sacrifices, her faithfulness, and her desire to walk out God's will... for us.



"Know and understand well, you the most humble of my son, that I am the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth. I wish that a temple be erected here quickly, so I may therein exhibit and give all my love, compassion, help, and protection, because I am your merciful mother, to you, and to all the inhabitants on this land and all the rest who love me, invoke and confide in me; listen there to their lamentations, and remedy all their miseries, afflictions and sorrows." Guadalupe, Mexico (1531)

In order to free men from the bondage to these heresies, those whom the merciful love of my most Holy Son has designated to effect the restoration, will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and confidence of the just.  There will be occasions when all will seem lost and paralyzed.  This then will be the happy beginning of the complete restoration.” Quito, Ecuador (1594)

"Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners." Lourdes, France (1856)

"I am the Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I wish you to do the same. You received Holy Communion this morning and that is good. But you must do more. Make a general confession and offer Communion for the conversion of sinners. If they do not convert and do penance, my Son will be obliged to punish them."  Robinsonville, WI (1859)

"When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need." Fatima, Portugal (1917)

The world will have to drink the dregs of the chalice of divine wrath for their innumerable sins through which they have wounded the sacred heart of Jesus (Then she admonished them). Pray…pray much, especially for the conversion of sinners” Heede, Germany (1937)

Let all men return to the Cross! Only this can bring peace and tranquility...Repeat this after me. Do say this prayer in front of the Cross:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,

send now Your Spirit over the earth.

Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations,

that they may be preserved

from degeneration, disaster and war.

May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary,

be our Advocate. Amen."

Amsterdam, Netherlands (1945)

"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. WIth my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger.  Akita, Japan (1973)

"She told me that her son will return to Earth soon and that our souls must be prepared for His arrival." Alphonsine: Nov. 29, 1981

"My child, you must pray, for the world is in a horrible way; people have turned from God and the love of my son, Jesus." Anathalie: Jan. 12, 1982

"People were her children, regardless of their beliefs. Pray the rosary as her children and they'd be awarded as all the others." Marie-Claire: March 25, 1982 [The Sorrowful Mysteries]

"Our Lady says that she will console you; she hears the prayers of all who call on her, and she watches over you all.  She begs you not to follow the road that Satan has built to lead the world away from her Son. There are many lights in the world to follow, but there is only one true light-that of God.  She's desperate for you to have the wisdom to believe what she tells you and follow His light to the truth; it will give you life.  Live with your faith throughout your life.  Don't wear it like a coat that you put on and take off, since this won't save you when you die. Love my son, love each other, and care for the poor and sick.  Do not let jealousy and anger into your hearts; fill them with kindness and be willing to forgive.  If you are weak in spirit or lacking in faith, pray to me, and I will bring you comfort and strength." Vestine: April 13, 1982.

"When I show myself to someone and talk to them, I want to turn to the whole world. If am turning to parish of Kibeho, it does not mean that I am concerned only for Kibeho or for the Diocese of Butare or for Rwanda, or for the whole of Africa. I am concerned with and turning to the whole world. The world is evil and rushes towards its ruin. It is about to fall in its abyss. The world is in rebellion against GOD. Many sins are being committed. There is no love and no peace. If you do not repent and convert your hearts, you will all fall into an abyss.""I have come to prepare the way for my Son for your good and you do not want to understand. The time remaining is short and you are absent-minded. You are distracted by the goods of this world which are passing.....Do not forget that God is more powerful than all the evil in the world. Tell the youth not to spoil they future by the wrong way of living, which can weigh heavily on their future. Don't lose Heaven for the world. The intellectuals have received learning to help others arrive at the truth, which is God. To profess atheism is to insult and mock God...." 

"[Seek] detachment from the good of this world and search for the good prepared by God."  
"The walk to heaven is through a narrow road. It is not easy to get through. The road to Satan is wide. You will go fast, you will run because there are no obstacles."  
"There isn't much time left for preparing for the Last Judgment. We must change our lives, renounce sin. Pray and prepare for our death and for the end of the world. We must prepare while there is still time. Those who do well will go to Heaven. If they do evil, they will condemn themselves with no hope of appeal. Do not lose time in doing good and praying. There is not much time and Jesus will come." Kibeho, Rwanda (1981)

Dear children! This evening I am especially asking you to venerate the Heart of my Son, Jesus. Make atonement for the wounds inflicted to the Heart of my Son. That Heart has been offended with all sorts of sin. Dear children! Let all the prayers you say in your homes in the evening be for the conversion of sinners, because the world is in great sin. Pray the rosary every evening. Dear children! Today I ask you to read the Bible in your homes every day and let it be in a visible place there, so that it always encourages you to read and pray. Dear children! You are not aware of the messages that God is sending to you through me. He is giving you great graces and you are not grasping them. Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. If you only knew the greatness of the graces God was giving you, you would pray without ceasing. Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina (1981)

My daughter, this Mother wants Her Words to be listened to and meditated upon. Believers, bless the Lord; People, glorify His Name, because He assures His Reward. May the hope in the Lord lift your spirits; His Greatness will reach you if your faith is complete. say this to all your brethren: Do not run from the Lord, go trustingly to Him. It is truly time to do so, since to go toward Christ and to love Him, is to learn humbly how to surrender to the Lord. Through love, His Truth will overcome. Meditate on it. San Nicolas, Argentina (1983)

Mary returns to Us because of Her son our Lord Jesus

taken from the Miracle Hunter website 

The earliest known claim was from St. James the Greater who saw the Virgin Mary while he was in preaching on the banks of the Ebro River in Saragossa, Spain in 40 A.D 

 Some scholars estimate the total number of apparition claims throughout history to be approximately 2,500 (with about 500 of those coming in the 20th century alone)

  308 apparitions are attributed to Saints or Blesseds, only 7 Popes throughout history have witnessed Marian apparitions
 visionaries distribute messages attributed to the Blessed Virgin
  most famous apparitions have been those reported in Guadalupe, Mexico (1531), Rue du Bac, France (1830), Lourdes, France (1858), Fatima, Portugal (1917), and Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina (1981)
 The most recently Vatican approved apparitions are those from Le Laus, France (1664) which were approved in 2008. The most recently occurring apparitions with full Vatican approval are those from Kibeho, Rwanda which ended in 1989. The apparitions in Itapirange, Brazil (1994-98) were declared to be supernatural by the local bishop in 2009. The 1859 Robinsonville, WI, USAapparitions which were declared authentic on December 8, 2010 


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The Most Holy Rosary: Praying the rosary, praying the mysteries, history

The Rosary.

It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks She always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.

The use of "prayer beads" and the repeated recitation of prayers to aid in meditation stem from the earliest days of the Church and has roots in pre-Christian times. Evidence exists from the Middle Ages that strings of beads were used to count Our Fathers and Hail Marys. Actually, these strings of beads became known as "Paternosters," the Latin for "Our Father." The structure of the rosary gradually evolved between the 12th and 15th centuries. Eventually 50 Hail Marys were recited and linked with verses of psalms or other phrases evoking the lives of Jesus and Mary. During this time, this prayer form became known as the rosarium ("rose garden"), actually a common term to designate a collection of similar material, such as an anthology of stories on the same subject or theme. During the 16th century, the structure of the five-decade rosary based on the three sets of mysteries prevailed. Tradition does hold that St. Dominic (d. 1221) devised the rosary as we know it. Moved by a vision of our Blessed Mother, he preached the use of the rosary in his missionary work among the Albigensians, who had denied the mystery of Christ.

Prayers of the Rosary

click here for the various prayerful mysteries


The Sign of the Cross

  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,



The Apostle's Creed

 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. 
He descended to the dead, the third day he arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church,

the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting,



Our Father

 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,



The Glory Prayer

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end,



The Fatima Prayer

 O my Jesus, please forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.


True Devotion to Mary (Illustrated)  100 Names Of Mary   The Mother Of God And Her Glorious Feasts  Mary, Star of the New Millennium: Guiding Us to Renewal   Her Face: Images of the Virgin Mary in Art   Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady


MiracleHunter.com is the best resource for Marian Apparitions on the web. The site includes approval lists, visionary biographies, detailed apparition summaries, messages, official Church statements and a photo gallery.


Mary in Scripture: EWTN lists the old and new testament passages


Catholic Answers: What does the Bible say about Mary the mother of Jesus


Every mention of Mary: Scripture listing


The Medjugorje Web: updated visions and history of other Marian apparitions


Nine Major Apparitions Approved


The Mary Page: The Marian Research Institute

Catholic Daily Bible and Meditations

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