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Episode 1 - This is dedicated to the Holy Rosary and some of the Saints and Blessed’s who are particularly linked to the Rosary
In this the 1st Episode of the Children of Mary we hear about the Holy Rosary and some figures that have a particular connection to the Rosary in this episode dedicated to Devotion to Mary. The show offers at first some possible answers to what some people have difficulty with or have queries about - not having the time to pray the Rosary for example, and what to do if you've unsure which number Hail Mary your on etc. Taking some parts of this episode from the book 'The Secret of the Rosary' we hear a little about St. Dominic the author of the Rosary, and other figures in connection with the Rosary particularly Blessed Bartolo Longo who founded the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompei Italy.
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Episode 2 - This is dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs with a brief mention of St. John the Baptist, St. Steven, Bl. Dominic Barberi and St. Veronica Giuliani
In this the 2nd Episode of the Children of Mary dedicated to devotion to Mary we look at a Marian title in the Litany of Loreto 'Queen of Martyrs' in this episode during Holy week. We hear about the 'Spiritual Martyrdom' that is needed to be united to Christ who is the 'Bridegroom' and are given on two occasions a description of Mary's sorrows from Blessed Dominic Barberi of the Mother of God and later from some of the writings of St. Veronica Giuliani. There is also in a 'poetical form' a 'letter' written from 'the Friend of the Bridegroom' to a soul contemplating the religious life. Two examples of Martyrs who show a certain similarity to Christ are also presented - St. John the Baptist and St. Steven the Protomartyr.
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Episode 3 - This is dedicated to Mary Co- Redemptrix with a particular look at the Co-Redemption in some of the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
In this the third episode of the Children of Mary dedicated to 'Imitation of Mary and her Virtues' we are given two means of imitation that can help us be inspired to imitate Mary - one is to have a love for the Cross and another is to contemplate the Holy Face of the Virgin Mary. In this episode Our Lady of Guadaloupe is proposed as an image to contemplate where we can see her humility, and her poverty radiate. In this episode we hear also about the Virginity of mary and how it is linked to her Humility and her Poverty with an attempt to see within Mary's declaration of being a Virgin in her "not knowing man" as further manifestations of her Poverty and Humility. Through this there is an attempt to link all her virtues together particularly those mentioned by St. Louis de Montfort and throughout the show the theme of Co -Redemption is extended to proposing a 'Spirituality of the Co-Redemptrix/ Co- Redemption'. Themes such as 'Spiritual Maternity' and a call to holiness are elaborated…
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Episode 4 - This is dedicated to the virtue of Faith and looks also at the Faith of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This episode is dedicated to 'Imitation of Mary' and in particular her Faith. Reflecting on how one could possibly be judged by Our Lord at the end of one's life we hear how Our Lord may reveal to us how much we needed to have faith, then we look into the Faith of Our Blessed Mother. With some comparisons that the Fathers of the Church gave of Eve and Mary in particular there is the mention of St. Ephrem who spoke of the 'world being given two eyes - the left eye the eye of Eve the right eye the eye of Mary'. These comparisons are given to present to us a choice of who we want to be - Eve who disbelieved or Mary who believed. During the show we hear what some recent authors have said about Mary's faith as well as from the Catechism (CCC). Towards the end to conclude the 'how to sing the Rosary' we hear the Hail Mary sang in Latin as well as the Glory be and she show concludes with Thomas de Victoria's 'Ave Maria'.
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Episode 5 - This is dedicated to the virtue of Humility and looks at how some Saints have described this most important virtue.
In this episode we look at the virtue of humility. Reading a brief passage from St. Alphnonsus' 'The Glories of Mary' as well as a brief example on the life of Our Lady in the Mystical City of God we see also how St. Bernard (as this episode is also a mixture of 'Imitating the Saint's in their Imitation of Mary') who spoke of the different degree's of humility and pride.
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Episode 6 - This is dedicated to the seven vices and the seven virtues looking at Ven. Mary of Agreda’s account of how Mary was victorious over seven demons.
In this 6th Episode of the Children of Mary dedicated to 'Imitating the Virtue's of Mary' we read from the Mystical City of God where it is explained how God permitted that the devil and his legions tempt Mary with all seven vices the capital sins. Mary gives us the example of how to overcome them.
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Episode 7 - This is dedicated to how some Saints have transmitted the littleness of Mary.
In this the 7th episode of The Children of Mary continue our cycle and speak about how the Saints imitated Mary and are encouraged to imitate them. Today in particular we look at how some Saints have embodies the 'Littleness' of Mary. St. Francis of Assisi who in this episode is described as being "one of the greatest Saints in the History of the Church" is mentioned as one who had this 'littleness', there is mention also of what this 'littleness' implies which is basically the 'Little way of St. Therese of the Child Jesus' the so called 'Spiritual childhood' for in this episode we are exhorted to become like children. We hear also how a man in his 50's - St. Juan Diego was often called by Mary as her 'little Son'. Towards the end there is an exhortation to protect the innocent, the little ones in their mothers womb, be devoted to the child Jesus and see this 'Littleness' also in Jesus who is truly present in the Eucharist even in the smallest fragment.
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Episode 8 - This is dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima and presents a recording of a trip to Fatima during the 13th of May centenary celebrations in May 2017.
In this 8th episode dedicated to being Apostles of Mary we look briefly at the two Fatima children as this episode is being recorded in Fatima Portugal and we hear snippets from the Canonization Mass. During this episode Fr. Ignatius Harrison from the Birmingham Oratory gives an interview on Fatima as well as a talk which was recorded from Hotel Sant'Amaro in Portugal where he spoke to a group of Pilgrims.
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Episode 9 - This is dedicated to understanding the ‘Era of Mary’ spoken about by St. Louis de Montfort and looks at some Marian apparitions including La Salette.
In this episode dedicated to being Apostles of Mary we hear briefly about the 'Era of Mary' as well as the prophetic words of St. Louis de Montfort on the latter times - the Time of Mary. We hear about the apparition of Our Lady in La Salette France and some of the great Saints that we have seen during this 'Era of Mary' are briefly mentioned.
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Episode 10 - This is dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Prophets and looks at the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito Ecuador.
In this the 10th Episode of the Children of Mary dedicated to Devotion to Mary we look at the Marian title of regina Profetaruum - Queen of Prophet's in an episode dedicated to the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success. This is an approved apparition of Our Lady which happened in Quito Ecuador where a Conceptionist Nun in the 16th and 17th century was shown the state of the world and Church in the 19th and 20th Century. We look also at some saints and devotions that have been reserved for our times as well as a dream of St. John Bosco who can be seen as an image of Mary Queen of Prophet's.
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