Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 7 of Mornings with Mary


 Day 7 of Mornings with Mary.

December 7th.  is also the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.


The feast of the Immaculate Conception is
December 8th.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the 
Americas, yes
but

Mary Immaculate Patroness of America

Most Rev. Richard J. Cushing, D.D., LL.D. Archbishop of Boston
As the eighteenth century was drawing to a close, the thirteen English colonies along the North Atlantic coastline declared themselves independent and set up the sovereign nation of the United States of America. It was soon to become a haven for millions fleeing from poverty and oppression. The Catholic Church, up to then, unwelcome, distrusted and despised almost universally throughout the English colonies, was destined to take its place as one of the forces which would make the new nation strong and glorious.


MarySmall.jpg (11503 bytes) La Conquistadora
St. Francis Cathedral
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The immediate reorganization of the Church in the infant republic so that it might function from Maine to Georgia was beset by great difficulties, many of them insurmountable for the moment. Father John Carroll, chosen for the task, accepted it reluctantly. He well knew that it was too heavy a burden for one person to carry, and he had little confidence in his own ability as an organizer and executive. He did possess, however, one unfailing weapon with which he always attacked every problem, his love of the Blessed Virgin and faith in the power of her intercession. With this weapon he began his career as bishop of Baltimore, his vast diocese which was co-terminous with the new nation. He was consecrated August 15, 1791, and in the first Pastoral Letter which he addressed to his scattered flock, May 28,1792, we read the following dedication of our country to the Mother of God: 


 World War II was the most devastating war, so far, on the United States.

Is it a coincidence that the feast day of 
Mary, of the Immaculate Conception is on
Dec 8th. one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and 
the feast of 



The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is 
Aug. 14th.

One day before the unconditional surrender of the Japanese
on
Aug. 15th.

In the United States we feel it was the care and protection of Mary that guided us through this terrible time in our history.

Go here for the many faces of  Mary








11 comments:

priti.lisa said...

Wow, that is a powerful argument,
I never realized the dates before. I don't believe in coincidences, I believe in miracles.
I love that statue too♥♥♥

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photos and wonderful historical readings today ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy AVAD ^_^

The Woodwife said...

This was so informative. Thank you for sharing!! I am restoring a statue right now that I am calling Our Lady of America since she will be in our countries colors!! Hope to have her done soon so I can post for this wonderful event.

Lenora said...

Love learning new things! Thank you!

Hettienne said...

a wonderfully informative post! I also do not believe in coincidences and do believe in the healing and miraculous power of Mary!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I had never heard of these "coincidences" before. Thank you for pointing them out.


Mary of the Open Arms

Jane Wetzel said...

Hello Peggy! Well I am so in LOVE with your Mary postings! :) Awesome! Hope you got my atc in the mail by now- thought I should just check- :) Best wishes, keep up the lovely posts.. Bliss swap Dec partner- Jane

peggy gatto said...

What a powerful "coincidence!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Not only did you provide us with excellent photos, I loved your historical context of these events. My sister Donna was engaged to a man who was killed with his twin brother on the Arizona. In years past I write about this on this day, but this year I'll just post to FB. Thanks for all this information.

rebecca said...

thank you for your post today and for being a daily contribution to the adoration of mary!

Paula Scott said...

Such interesting date connections. never thought about it or noticed it and I grew up in Hawaii!