The Incarnation

March 31, 2010

Originally posted 3/29/2010.

One Divine-Human Hypostasis Subsisting in Two Natures
1. A lot of my peers seem to be unwitting crypto-Nestorians, so I want to help them understand the faith better. The following is a clarification about the Incarnation based on the brilliant Summa Theologica of the great St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor of the Schools. The man Jesus Christ is God the Logos [Rom 9:5]; God the Logos is the man Jesus Christ [Phil 2:6-7].{1} What belongs to the human nature of Jesus Christ can be predicated of God the Logos (e.g., God the Logos died on the Cross) because the hypostasis of the divine nature is the same as the hypostasis of the human nature.{2} The properties of the human nature cannot be predicated of the divine nature, because the two natures remain distinct from one another and do not become one nature.{3}

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Answered Prayer: The Power of the Rosary

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/17/2010.

Thanks be to God! Thank you, Mary the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mother of God! The Rosary is such a spiritual treasure and has helped reverse my shameful falling away from my Lenten promises. Thanks to the Rosary, I’m doing better at avoiding gluttony, lust, and sloth. Thanks to the Rosary, I got up bright and early this morning and did crunches and went for a tough run, and I enthusiastically obeyed my dad’s wishes to help him chop down two trees without a second thought. I didn’t complain or despise the work thanks to God’s grace. Normally I would have complained (even if just mentally) or, at the very least, procrastinated. My cat even slept in my bed, something she hasn’t done since she had her growth spurt last year (normally she plays around and then leaves pretty quickly). God has given me increased chastity, charity, filial love, and work ethic in answer to my Rosary prayers. Thank you Lord, for hearing the prayers of Your saints on my behalf. Thank you Sts. Mary, Joseph, Raphael the Archangel, Christopher of Lycia, Phanourios of Rhodes, and Isidore the Farmer! Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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Five Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary (Thursdays)

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/17/2010.

Pray the Rosary every day, for it is a source of great blessings. Silently meditate on the Five Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary every Thursday:

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Five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (Wednesdays & Sundays)

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/17/2010.

Pray the Rosary every day, for it is a source of great blessings. Silently meditate on the Five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary every Wednesday and every Sunday:

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Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (Tuesdays & Fridays)

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/16/2010.

Pray the Rosary every day, for it is a source of great blessings. Silently meditate on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary every Tuesday and every Friday:

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Five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Mondays & Saturdays)

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/17/2010.

Pray the Rosary every day, for it is a source of great blessings. Silently meditate on the Five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary every Monday and every Saturday:

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The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary

March 17, 2010

Originally posted 3/16/2010.

The Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary, the All-Holy Mother of God and Perpetual Help of Christians, has promised the following blessings to those who pray the Rosary:

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