Quick Take 7: Marian Edition

Immaculate Conception refers to Mary being conceived without the effects of original sin and not to Jesus being conceived in Mary. Mary’s Assumption is related to her being born without original sin, for death is the result of sin.  Therefore at the end of her earthly life, she was assumed by the power of Christ … Read more

The Assumption of Mary: Where’s The Body?

I’ve been reading several articles on the assumption of Mary.  Most of which give a historical and or theological approach to the teaching of Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” I would like to throw this into the ring.  Where is Mary’s body?  That … Read more

Lifeteen, Mary, and Purity

I’ve been assisting with a Lifeteen group in Houston, TX since my move from Louisiana.  Each Life Night, ends in small groups with a journal question for the teens.  Last week I gave the question, “How should your view of Mary influence the way in which you view women?”  I quickly became tired of the … Read more

Mary – The Unburnt Bush

There are a number of 8 pointed stars on the Jesuit buildings and in chapel in the school at which I teach. This got be thinking, “What does the 8 pointed star represent?” No one seemed to be able to answer my question. Eventually I came across some information saying that the 8 pointed star … Read more