Day 8: December 4 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

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Day 7: December 3 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

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Day 6: December 2 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

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Day 5: December 1 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

“…[Mary] was predestined first of all to be Mother of God. And the precise reason why the fullness of glory and grace was given her was to be the mother of Christ, as St. Thomas expresses it.”

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For Reflection:
When in Sacred Scripture do we first learn of Mary’s predestination to be the Mother of God? (Hint: It is in the Old Testament in the first book.) What does this suggest about God’s own preparation for the coming of Jesus? What sacrament was both my preparation for Christ as well as my initial reception of Him? As a chosen daughter of the Most High God, I, too, have been called to be a Christ-bearer. How can I cooperate with grace?

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Day 4: November 30 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

392px-Albertinelli_Visitation-cropAdvent is the start of the liturgical year, a time of preparation.  Mary, our spiritual mother, is our exemplar and tutor.  By the witness of her life she instructs us in the way we should go.   Read the rest…

Day 3: November 29 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

Day 2: November 28 – Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

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Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

In this Women of Grace® video, we are going to enter into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary under her highest and oldest of titles, Mother of God. We will learn how this title came to be, when it came to be, what the Church has said about Mary in this regard throughout the ages, and how we can increase our devotion to her under this title. It is a perfect topic to consider during this holy season of advent – a time of expectation and preparation for the birth of Christ.

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Reflection: What does it mean for Mary to be the Mother of God? Why was she “Full of Grace”? How is Mary OUR spiritual mother? How does she teach us to magnify the Lord?

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Welcome to Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

gracelinesheader-adventWelcome to our Daily Gracelines Advent Journey with Mary.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that in the liturgical season of Advent the Church “makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah,” so that “by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful [can] renew their ardent desire for his second coming” (#524). Advent, then, is a time of waiting, watching, and preparing for the coming of the Christ Child whose life and death bring us eternal salvation. Read the rest…