The very greatest theologian of the Incarnation, of God made flesh, was not St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, nor St. Anthony, nor was it even St. Athanasius, who wrote masterfully on the Incarnation. It was not St. Irenaeus, nor was it St. John the Apostle, who gave us the Gospel and Epistles of Love incarnate. …
St. Albert the Great, the patron of scientists, is known as the Universal Doctor because he studied the natural sciences and commented on a wide range of them. He was one of the most greatest thinkers of the Middle Ages. Being highly interested in the natural sciences, he studied everything that he could, everything observable …
L’ Annonciation, 1644 Philippe de Champaigne The Solemnity of the Annunciation, the conception of Our Lord Jesus Christ, is on March 25, nine months before Christmas. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1)
Our Lady of Beijing, pray for us!
Happy Mother’s Day! God bless all the mothers—thanks for all that you do! As a certain rapper once said in a tribute to his mother, “you are appreciated.” Here’s a post i wrote on In Layman’s Terms about our Spiritual Mother.
Most Blessed and Sorrowful Mother pray for us! “O thou Mother! fount of love! Touch my spirit from above; Make my heart with thine accord.”
Our Lady of Lourdes (feastday: Feb. 11) Mosaic from the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes, France
The Nativity (16th Century) Jacob de Backer
Madonna and Child Bartolomé Esteban Murillo c. 1670 Oil on canvas, 166 x 115 cm Gemäldegalerie, Dresden — Murilllo’s religious paintings are some of the best in all Christendom. I like this portrait for the month of Our Lady of Holy Rosary.
Carlo Dolci (Florence, 1616-1687] Mater Dolorosa REGINA MARTIRUM ORA PRO NOBIS Queen of Martyrs pray for us!