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The other day I read a strange question. The question was: Is the Virgin Mary a strong woman, or a feminine woman? The answer, of course, is YES! Both! Mary is the very model of femininity, and a paragon of strength!
Jesus makes it clear in the beatitudes that there’s a lot riding on the state of our hearts; and with the approach of the celebrations of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, I thought it now might be a good time to consider what’s going on in ours.
You may have noticed that Jesus very often gives a teaching or tells a parable and then… falls silent. He often doesn’t explain or elaborate when you would expect Him to. He expects His hearers to interpret the silence and draw the right conclusion.
Novena to Our Lady
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