mercredi 8 septembre 2010

Nativitas Beatæ Mariæ Virginis - Bonum Festum lectoribus exopto

7 commentaires:

Hans-Georg Lundahl a dit…

Ipsa Conteret: "The Kabbalah is a Hoax" said this writer, I agree, I pray: may she deliver us from that fake cult.

HGL a dit…

And restore persons, families, even peoples - today is also the Rosh Hashana of the Jews - to the faith.

Quote:

St. Thomas had to fight on ground chosen by the enemy; he fought and he resisted in the spirit dictated by the Church. He fought for no dogmatic point, he fought for no point to which the Church of five hundred years earlier or five hundred years later would have attached importance. He fought for things which were purely temporal arrangements; which had indeed until quite recently been the guarantee of the Church's liberty, but which were in his time upon the turn of becoming negligible. But the spirit in which he fought was a determination that the Church should never be controlled by the civil power, and the spirit against which he fought was the spirit which either openly or secretly believes the Church to be an institution merely human, and therefore naturally subjected, as an inferior, to the processes of the monarch's (or, worse, the politician's) law.

From ch. 1 in Hilaire Belloc's Europe and the Faith

HGL a dit…

Sorry, it was from Introduction, same work!

HGLundahl a dit…

The accusation would be historically valueless in any case, for in history we are not concerned with the claims of the supernatural, but with a sequence of proved events in the natural order. But if we leave the province of history and consider that of theology, the argument is equally baseless. Every manifestation of divine influence among men must have its human circumstance of place and time. The Church might have risen under Divine Providence in any spot: it did, as a fact, spring up in the high Greek tide of the Levant and carries to this day the noble Hellenic garb. It might have risen at any time: it did, as a fact, rise just at the inception of that united Imperial Roman system which we are about to examine. It might have carried for its ornaments and have had for its sacred language the accoutrements and the speech of any one of the other great civilizations, living or dead: of Assyria, of Egypt, of Persia, of China, of the Indies. As a matter of historical fact, the Church was so circumstanced in its origin and development that its external accoutrement and its language were those of the Mediterranean, that is, of Greece and Rome: of the Empire.

When was the Blessed Virgin Mary born, what 8 Sept?

If she was thirteen when giving birth to God, it would seemingly have been 13 BC, but some have argued Our Lord was born 4 or 7 "BC" since Dionysius Exiguus counted the years a bit awry.

13 BC · 17 BC · 20 BC

Anonyme a dit…

BC 20 Sept. 8 a Sunday. Day of Our Lord's Resurrection, and of Pentecost of Holy Spirit and of creation of light.

BC 17 Sept. 8 a Tuesday. Day of St Anne in some popular devotions. God commands the waters below to be gathered together in one place, and dry land to appear (the third command). "earth" and "sea" are named. God commands the earth to bring forth grass, plants, and fruit-bearing trees (the fourth command).

BC 13 Sept. 8 a Thursday. Day when Our Lord instituted the Eucharist. God commands the sea to "teem with living creatures", and birds to fly across the heavens (sixth command) He creates birds and sea creatures, and commands them to be fruitful and multiply.

Hans-Georg Lundahl a dit…

Since I read evidence Our Lord was maybe born in 3 or 2 BC, here come the corresponding years and days for the Blessed Virgin Mary's Birth:
16 BC · 15 BC

16 BC Sept. 8 is a Friday, the day of Crucifixion. and Creations of Adam and Eve.

BC 15 Sept. 8 is a Saturday, Day of Our Lady in some Church devotions and the day that God rested

Hans-Georg Lundahl a dit…

Here is for 3/2 BC

By the way, it seems the shofar for Rosh Hashana is about to be blown, or has already been so in Jerusalem: hope someone prayed for their conversion!