Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day Four of Twelve Days with Mary

Sancta Maria Bambina

Virgin Mary is not only revered by those following the Catholic
and Orthodox religions.  She has many devotees who, in many ways,
are the keepers of her stories and legends.  
Even in the Catholic tradition, there are many lesser known
stories of her.
Earlier this  year I visited the chapel and the House of the
Sisters of Charity in Milan.  These Sisters are the keepers
of the effigy of the baby girl Mary, known
as Santa Maria Bambina.

'A hermit had on a certain night for many years, heard music in
the heavens.  When he asked he cause, an angel answered:
the Virgin was born this night, and what is ignored
on earth, is celebrated in the heavens.' (from The Legends
of Mary, Thirteenth Century)


Twelve days of Mother Love
Celebrating the array and infinitude of expressions
of the Blessed Lady

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Peace and Love,
Hettienne



6 comments:

  1. 'A hermit had on a certain night for many years, heard music in
    the heavens. When he asked he cause, an angel answered:
    the Virgin was born this night, and what is ignored
    on earth, is celebrated in the heavens.' (from The Legends
    of Mary, Thirteenth Century)

    i love this hettiene as i feel strongly that love reigns in every moment even when we do not "see" or fully perceive it. has there ever been a more significant time to turn towards light and love? the dark shortening days of december and the riveting choice we have every single day of our lives to choose an all inclusive love that respects the earth we share and all of humanity; ultimate mother love!

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  2. Oh what a lovely story, resonating with the Catholic tradition of the Immaculate Conception

    Much love...

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  3. I love the story from Legends of Mary. The music of the heavens playing in celebration.

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  4. The music of the angels must be so beautiful. ox

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  5. Every day I vow to learn new things and you definitely gave me information I didn't know before. I have heard of the Legends of Mary, but never read it.

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  6. Thanks for the reminder that Mary was once a baby too. How easy it is to forget her humanity by focusing on the divine!

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