180- Our Lady of Hrushiv

Located in the Ukraine, Hrushiv is a special place for apparitions of The Virgin Mary. The country was dedicated to the Most Holy Mother of God in the year 1037. This installment features the apparitions during the years 1914 and 1987.

Sources for this installment and additional information and Photos:

A timeline of the Virgin Mary’s appearances in Hrushiv

Our Lady of Hrushiv, Ukraine

SpiritDaily.com- Book quotes: Witness

Josyp Terelya info and more about the book

Photo of Marina Kizyn, at age 12 first to see the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Hrushiv
Marina Kizyn, at age 12 first to see the 1987 apparition of the Virgin Mary in Hrushiv

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179- Part 2- Key West’s Protector

This final part about Key West’s Roman Catholic Basilica- St. Mary Star of the Sea’s grotto to honor the apparition of the Madonna at Lourdes, France continues. For almost 100 years her intercessions to God for the island against hurricane’s have worked. Also some history about the nun, Sister Louis Gabriel who’s vision and pledge made these requests possible.

Photo of the memorial Sister Louis Gabriel memorial found near Mallory Square in Key West.
Sister Louis Gabriel memorial found near Mallory Square in Key West.
A close up of the plaque of Plaque of Sister Louis Gabriel memorial found near Mallory Square in Key West.
Plaque of Sister Louis Gabriel memorial found near Mallory Square in Key West.

From Toni Tarracino’s Blog- Photos of the Grotto ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’  at St. Mary’s Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West- where islanders gather.

Journalist Marcy Knight’s article (Florida Catholic) that I quote from- Her entire article that also includes a detailed collection of photos.

From Kay Thomas’s Blog- Details about the tavern that keeps a candle at the ready for when storms approach.

Local 10. com TV interview in 2017 as Hurricane Irma approached.  Interesting to hear a person’s reasons for visiting the grotto honoring the Virgin Mary during a time when humanity must face to the unknown force of nature.

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178- Key West’s Star of the Sea

Just off Duval St. on the island of  Key West, you’ll find the Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea, a rare find indeed.

photo of front of St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Photo of the grotto at St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Grotto at St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Front of St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Front of St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Close up includes the Vatican Coat of Arms at St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Close up includes the Vatican Coat of Arms at St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea, Key West, Florida.
Coats of Arms From their website with link to 'Spe Salvi
From their website with link to ‘Spe Salvi’

Link to this page on the St. Mary Basilica Star of the Sea Website

(The Second Encyclical Letter from Pope Benedict XVI can be found also)

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177 ChristmasTime Continues!

Christmastime continues! Keep in mind that New Years Day, though in American is the ending to the holiday season, there is still lots more to come up through January fifth!

Photo of a Christmas tree overlayed with Activities for what to do to Celebrate days 7-12 of Christmas!
Activities for what to do to Celebrate days 7-12 of Christmas!

Does Christmas End on Epiphany? Blogpost by: Gretchen Flitz

Twelfth Night, Eve of Epiphany- Blogpost by: Greg Garrison

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176- Christmas- Day 1 of 12 Days for Celebrating the Coming of Christ

May GOD BLESS YOU as we celebrate the Birth of Christ coming into our world through the Blessed Virgin Mary!

MERRY TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-

CHRISTMAS DAY – JANUARY 5 EVE!

Best Wishes to You and Yours and Thank-you for listening to Constant Processions.com

Some links from other sites to give you ideas and history for the 12 Days of Christmas in an effort to extend and SLOW DOWN the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON…

12 Days of Christmas from a blog (U.S. Catholic.org)

The Saints the Roman Catholic community celebrations on the 12 Days (The Sun)

Christmastide which includes various Christian observations (wikipedia)

The words in white over an out of focus starlight evening that says 'Merry Christmas, celebrate his birth'
Yes, let’s be sure we Celebrate the Birth of Jesus coming to World

Think beyond today’s way of viewing Christmas, Start daily celebrations! Remember, Christmas Day is just DAY 1!

Gift package with the words 'Jesus is the Gift' writtn on it.
The Gift to give to keep in mind- Jesus walking among us to show us the better way to live

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175- Thinking Christmastime… Not Just Christmas Day

Just going through the motions of Christmas? Do the words to Xmas songs get lost in all the restless thoughts competing for your attention? How do they compare to the Real Meaning of Christmas?

Included in this Christmastime podcast are thoughts from time past are worth considering.

-From Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a minister who gave his life in a Concentration Camp just a few weeks before the war was over and words from the “Blue Letter”, December 25, 1992, Apparition Christmas thoughts from December 25, 1992 with observations by editor/publisher, Frances Reck.


Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

“No priest, no theologian stood at the manger of Bethlehem.  And yet all Christian theology has its origin in the wonder of all wonders: that God became human.

Holy theology arises from knees bent before the mystery of the divine child in the stable. Without the holy night there is no theology.

 ‘God revealed in flesh,’ the God-human Jesus Christ- That is the holy mystery that theology came into being to protect and preserve.

How can we fail to understand when we think that theology is to solve the mystery of God, to drag it down to the flat, ordinary wisdom of human experience and reason!

Its sole office is to preserve the miracle as miracle, to comprehend, defend, and glorify God’s mystery precisely as mystery.”

Black and White photo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (photo from Wikipedia page)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (photo from Wikipedia page)

For More about Dietrich Bonhoeffer via Wikipedia

Apparition of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on December 25, 1992 as reported in ‘The Blue Letter’ with editorial by Frances Reck:

“Dear Children, Today I wish to place you all under my mantle to protect you from every satanic attack. Today is the day of Peace, but throughout the whole world there is much lack of peace. Therefore, I call you to build up a new world of Peace together with me, by means of prayer.

Without you, I cannot do that, and, therefore, I call all of you with my motherly love, and God will do the rest.

Therefore, open yourselves to God’s plans and purposes for you to be able to cooperate with Him for peace and for good.

And do not forget that your life does not belong to you, but is a gift with which you must bring joy to others and lead them to Eternal Life.

May the tenderness of my little Jesus always accompany you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Francis Reck adds- “Our Lady’s message this month confirms the greatest of God’s Commandments: Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself.

She tells us to: ‘bring joy to others and lead them to Eternal Life.’

She reminds us that our purpose for being on earth is to love God, love our neighbor and gain Eternal Life in heaven.

Our Lady’s words are filled with wisdom and the love of God.”

Photo of front page of December 1992 edition of 'Blue Letter'
December 1992 edition of ‘Blue Letter’

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Special Recognition: Remembering ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’

Here is a replay of Podcast Installment 98- Chapter 16 from my book Constant Procession, the story of “Our Lady of Guadalupe”

It was just a decade after the conquistadors did their deeds when a light came into the darkness at Tepeyac Hill near Mexico City in 1531.

Several video views I shot during my visit to Tepeyac Hill (Our Lady of Guadalupe – Mexico City a few years back)

Tepeyac Hill, I believe this is the side Juan Diego was passing by when he heard then saw the Virgin Mary calling him from the top of this hill.

Same side, note shrine at top of Tepeyac Hill, note Roses and greenery that is maintained along with water falls.

View from one side of Tepeyac Hill where St. Juan Diego saw Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City

1/2 way up climb to top of Tepeyac Hill. Note the gardens and roses.

Front view of the modern Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Older Basilica is at left (note it leaning)

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174- Is the Spotlight on Christmas?

It’s you, not the Spirit of Christmas that is in the spotlight thanks to the barrage of advertising focused on your attention at this time of year.

Take a moment to consider- just exactly what is the ‘Reason for this Season’ of Christmas?

Make it part of your Advent contemplation or Nativity Fast.

Photo of clippings from newspapers of ads that become the drip, drip, drip of water beating down on your head to get the perfect presents for Xmas.
Ads are the drip, drip, drip of water beating down on your head to get the perfect presents for Xmas.
Beautiful Christmas card in red with Christmas tree bulbs and snow.
Here’s to not losing sight of what the Advent Season and The Nativity Fast are all about. Keeping out focus on Christ coming to save us from ourselves.

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173- Preparing for Christmas

A Christmas boost that supports and encourages us can be found by taking time for spiritual preparation with the prayers and meditations of Advent or the Nativity Fast. Good news! It doesn’t take much effort for “Preparing the Way.”

Image of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus with Nativity Fast Prayer Challenge- Praying for Peace
Metropolitan Gregory’s 2019/18 Nativity Fast prayer challenge (American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA)

       Metropolitan Gregory’s Nativity Fast Prayer website page

1st candle being lit by a small child on Advent Wreath
1st candle being lit on Advent Wreath.  Photo from: frontierdreams.blogspot.com

To Listen to Part 1: “Ways to Extend Your Christmas  Experience”

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172- Bonding with Christmas

It’s post Thanksgiving and we all can extend the Christmas season by starting right now. Shake off the doubting world and self-imposed shopping pressure. This is the time of the Advent season and Nativity Fast.  

As preparations for their trek to Bethlehem began for the Virgin Mary and Joseph, we too have the opportunity to celebrate life by preparing for the joy Christmas brings to our world.

Photo with text that reads as follows;Let us journey towards the Feast of the Nativity with joyous hearts! Fast no only from food, but also from hatred and fear. Bring forth goodness and kindness to all. Forgive, Be generous, In all thints, give glory to God.
Image from: Nativity fast from acatholiclife.blogspot.com

If the Christmas Spirit was lacking in last year’s holiday season, why not try something different? Why not go beyond “Santa’s Big Day?” Why not start the season earlier (like today) and end the Christmas season later? (12 days of Xmas ends January 6)

Take a moment and consider partaking in the pre-Christmas activities during  Advent or the Nativity Fast… You’ll be glad you did.

(This installment is a replay from the Best of Season 9)

The sources & quotes from this Podcast can be found:

The Virgin Mary’s Role in Advent– Fr. Roger J. Landry

Nativity Fast (It’s never too late to start)- Wikipedia

More information on the daily prayers with Advent Wreath

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171- The Entrance or Presentation of the Virgin Mary into the Temple

The Entrance or Presentation of the Virgin Mary, who was a special revelation of God into the Temple, recognizes the awesome pledge offered by her parents, Joachim and Anna when they honored their commitment to God by taking her to the House of the Lord, where she would be raised in the Holy of Holies.

Painting by Fredi diBartolo of maiden Mary on the steps of the temple
Presentation of Mary in the Temple, by Fredi diBartolo
Image of Baby Mary and her parents
Baby Mary and her parents image called: Santi Gioacchino e Anna, genitori della beata Vergine Maria
Image of The entrance of the Virgin Mary into the temple by Sano di Pietro
The entrance of the Virgin Mary into the temple by Sano di Pietro

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170- The Life-Giving Spring

This apparition of the Virgin Mary came about at a place called “The Life-Giving Spring.” A church was eventually built there and dedicated to the Most Holy Theotokos in the countryside outlying Constantinople.

Leo I (from Wikipedia)

Church of St Mary (Leo I built, not in the story)

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169- Saint Aledgone and the Virgin Mary

Saint Aldegonde was born into a royal bloodline and to be wed to a noblemen, however she believed in Jesus’s unconditional love and his incomprehensible nobility that none other could be compared with.

Annual celebration with symbolic white chrisms to honor those St. Aldegonde made.
Annual celebration with symbolic white chrisms to honor those St. Aldegonde made. (photo by morlanwelz2006)
Illustration of St. Aldegonde
St. Aldegonde

Source information  and for more about St. Aldegonde visit:

Catholic Saints website

Miracle Hunter website

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168- Lady of the Waves + the AOS

The Lady of the Waves has guided seafarers who have looked to the Virgin Mary to help them as they ply the ocean seas. And for those sailors when in port the Apostleship of the Sea or AOS is there to help.

Photo of The Stone Sails sculpture dedicated to the Madonna by sailors on Tepeyac Hill, St Juan Diego first apparition is above.
The Stone Sails sculpture dedicated to the Madonna by sailors on Tepeyac Hill, St Juan Diego first apparition is above.

This is a replay from Season 2

Poem & a quote taken from:

Meg Matenaer found on Catholicmom.com

Miraclehunter.com

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167- Father Haffreingue and The Lady of the Sea

A priest became an architect to rebuild a cathedral housing a miraculous statue of the Madonna in Boulogne sur mer, a coastal city in France. Fr. Haffreingue built it’s  tower “tall as a prayer” to house the relic of “Our Lady of the Sea.”

Check out these links to earlier installments mentioned in this installment:

The Tower “Tall As A Prayer”

About the origins in 636AD check out Installment 104 here

About the son of Napoleon III when ill as a boy Installment 102 here

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166- A Remarkable Event

Every year on October 13 the final apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima is celebrated around the world. Two year’s back, while attending the Centennial Anniversary; I witnessed a remarkable event in Conyers GA.

Overcast before wreath placement 11:17am EST
Cloudy b4 adding wreath 11:17am EST
Just after wreath placement 12:01pm EST
Suddenly sun breaks thru clouds 12:05pm EST
Sun breaks thru clouds 12:05pm EST
Closer view of shadows from sunshine -12:08pm EST
Sun goes away – Cloud cover returns 12:19pm EST

Installment 95 read from my book Constant Procession about Conyers, GA

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165- How St. Luke’s “Black Madonna” icon got to Poland

This story is about St. Luke’s “Black Madonna” also known as “Our Lady of Czestochowa.” This is the original miraculous icon that eventually found it’s way to Poland. Upon viewing it, some say it points to “One Who Show’s the Way.”

St Luke's "Image of St Luke's Black Madonna" of Czestochowska
St Luke’s “Black Madonna” of Czestochowska
By anonymousUnknown, Public Domain, Link

Source material for this podcast episode include:

Wikipedia.com

Piercedhearts.org

Miraclehunter.com

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164- St. Paul’s follower St. Luke meets The Madonna

The next point on my timeline is around 35AD when Saint Paul’s travels ended in Rome. While there St. Luke stayed at his side. Eventually St. Luke met and created an icon and/or painting of The Virgin Mary.

Image Credit: Evangelist_Luka_pishustchiy_ikonu.jpg
Image Credit: Evangelist_Luka_pishustchiy_ikonu.jpg

Link to Episode 11

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163- St. James sees the Madonna in Spain

Moving along the timeline of history of the Virgin Mary in an expanded look beyond my book Constant Procession to when the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James in Spain.

Our Lady of Pilar (Pillar) is a minor Basilica-Cathedral…this is where the pillar resides as do many other chapels and alters…the famous Goya has work within it.
Wider view of the wall…the actual forum is still intact in a museum.

The story goes something like this: Saint James the Apostle who with great zeal went into Spain to spread the Good New of Jesus Christ. He found himself in Zaragosa (Saragosa) around 40AD.

This was an established Roman settlement on the banks of the Ebro River. He was deep in prayer due to his unsuccessful attempts to gain followers.

The Virgin Mary who at the time was living in the Middle East came to him at that moment in the time on a pillar (pilar) made of Jasmine.

She offered her motherly support to encourage St James and helped him to renew his commitment through her encouragement and visitation.

She requested he build a chapel around the jasmine pillar that she stood on which the modern day Basilica was built around and it can be found there today.

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162- Mary with Jesus at the Cross

It is the last day of the year One BC – Before Christ’s death. It’s in the final hours of the Christ’s life in human form. The Virgin Mary is there at his passion.

painting by Salavador Dali_Crucifixion_hypercube
Salavador Dali’s Crucifixion
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161- The Madonna visits St. John the Baptist’s mom.

The Madonna visits her cousin Elizabeth who’s also pregnant with her baby (John the Baptist.) Plus, the apparition that occurred to Elizabeth’s husband Zachariah.

This is the next date on my timeline of the history of the Virgin Mary.

In this installment the time is year one BC, Before Christ, which is when the Madonna, during her pregnancy travels to see her elderly relative Elizabeth who is also with child. Elizabeth is about six months further along than the Virgin Mary. Her husband cannot speak, because he doubted an apparition he witnessed when the Angel Gabriel came calling.

Painting of the Elizabeth when the Virgin Mary visits her. (source unknown)
Painting of the Elizabeth when the Virgin Mary visits her. (source unknown)
Photo with an icon of the Archangel Gabriel (far left) Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (center) and The Madonna with Baby Jesus (right) on the Icon screen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA
Photo with an icon of the Archangel Gabriel (far left) Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (center) and The Madonna with Baby Jesus (right) on the Icon screen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA
Photo with an icon of the Archangel Gabriel (far left) Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (center) and The Madonna with Baby Jesus (right) on the Icon screen wt Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA
Photo of St John the Baptist on the Icon screen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA

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160- The Nativity of the Virgin Mary

The story of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary begins when her elderly future parents, Joachim and Anna (Anne) recognize the awesome responsibility they have.

Photo of an Icon of The Nativity of the Virgin Mary, who sits on the lap of her mother, St Anna (St Ann)
Contemporary painting of the Icon of The Nativity of the Virgin Mary, who sits on the lap of her mother, St Anna (St Anne)
Photo of an 15th Century Icon of the Nativity by Angelos Akotanos
15th Century Icon by Angelos Akotanos

This replay of parts from installment 113, draws extensively on the book: The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, written and compiled by Holy Apostles Convent, Buena Vista, CO.

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159- Being in a Church during the Work Week

Why be in the quiet environment of a church rather than the hustle-bustle of the weekday world that surrounds us?

photo of a rainbow...A Rainbow over head...would you overlook it while driving and listening to the problems of the world?
A Rainbow over head…would you overlook it while driving and listening to the problems of the world?
Photo of a world Overlooked but surrounding us the beauty of the world.
Overlooked but surrounding us… the beauty of the world.

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