God is calling you.
ARE YOU MISSING SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE?
Do you find yourself plodding along each day, wondering why you are here? Have you experienced others that have a sense of wonder and appreciation of the world around them and deeply desire to feel it too? Do you want more out of life? Perhaps God is calling you to seek Him.
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Love Lives & Thrives in the Heart Space: The Second Sunday of Advent12-08-2019Mary Ann Ronan
For God has looked upon his servant in her lowliness, all ages to come shall call her blessed.
Today we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary in the womb of her mother Anne. There is no specific information about Anne and Joachim in the Scriptures. The Protoevangelium of James, described her father as a wealthy member of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. These writings are not considered authoritative, but give us a glimpse of traditional beliefs about Anne and Joachim and their beloved daughter, Mary. They were both deeply grieved by their childlessness. They dedicated their lives in the temple trusting God would hear their prayer. Soon an angel revealed to Anne that her future child would be honored for all generations. Not knowing what that meant, they trusted that as God blessed Sarah and Abraham, they too would know the meaning of the angel’s words to Anne. They are greatly honored in the Eastern Catholic Churches, which celebrate their feast on September 9. Anne is known as the protector of woman in labor.READ MORE