Welcome to Our New Site

presentationBeloved, welcome to our new website! I have longed for us to have a live site through which we can grow together and encourage one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). And I know that many of you have been waiting!

What is ahead is simply a start. We will continue to add articles, especially those pertaining to the restoration of the family – the core of our heart for this new congregation – and the strengthening of our faith against the many evils of our day.

Why the image to the left with Simeon and the Child Jesus in the Temple? Simply because it is one of my most beloved images and the heart from which our apostolate has grown.

To the right of the fuller image of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (above), is the Canticle of Simeon. It is the night prayer of the Church, prayed by every priest and religious and lay faithful who pray the Office of Compline each night. And it has become not only Simeon’s Canticle, but ours:

Now dismiss Thy servant, O Lord, in peace, according to Thy word:
For mine own eyes have seen Thy salvation,
Which Thou hast prepared in the sight of all the peoples,
A light to reveal Thee to the nations
and the glory of Thy people Israel.

A further explanation of the Canticle is included in the Introduction to our Charism. For now, it is enough to say that there is nothing that is Christian – indeed, that is Catholic – that does not have its roots in Judaism, that is to say, in the Law and the Covenants which God made, first with Abraham and subsequently through Moses.

How blessed and how rich we are the more we know our heritage, our true identity as a People fulfilled in the Messiah of Israel, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, that we might have life – life in Him – and have it to the full, both now and in eternity.

All of time and eternity could not explain or even describe the unspeakable mystery of God’s love, nor the life He came to give. But with hearts overflowing with endless gratitude, we wish to give our all to and for Him who gave His all for us. And we pray you will join us in holding nothing back from God – while there is yet time – that He may be known and loved, and that the earth may be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).

We pray you will visit our new site often and let us know what subjects and questions you would like covered, especially those that pertain to the family and religious life. Please feel free also to send us your prayer requests, as well!

Our love, gratitude, and prayers for you to stand tall, steadfast, and faithful in the fight against evil, and in the evangelization of all those who have yet to hear.

Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.

P.S. – Our first blog entry is our long-awaited newsletter below! If you are new to our site or apostolate, you are welcome to click on the Newsletter heading above for all of our past newsletters and mailings.

Newsletter: Summer 2015

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Prayer of Jesus of Nazareth:

“O Father, here I am…I come to do Thy will.”

Oh that every breathing soul would echo our Lord’s words. Oh that His will would be our food!

I am writing to you, dear Family, after so so long (the first since our Christmas newsletter!), and on the heels of the Supreme Court’s ruling on so-called “same-sex marriage.” I highlight “so-called” because that is what it is – simply “called” marriage. But, we know, in fact, that there can be no marriage between two parties of the same sex.

What a tragic day for the (again “so-called”) United States of America – which are hardly “united” in this imposed, Godless, evil decision to turn our nation yet further from God and put countless souls on the road to perdition. The Apostle Paul’s words in his letter to the Romans might have been written today:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “He who through faith is righteous shall live.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely, His eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles…

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“Mother Miriam’s Heart for the Family and Church”

Interview by Jim Graves of Catholic World Report, July 06, 2015

The founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope discusses her conversion from Judaism, religious habits, family life, and current social upheaval.

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Left: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (www.motherofisraelshope.org); right: Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. on Sept. 8, 2011, when the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope became a public association of the faithful under Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa.

Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope (www.motherofisraelshope.org), a new religious congregation currently headquartered in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the leadership of Bishop Edward Slattery. The former Rosalind Moss was born into a Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York, but converted to evangelical Christianity and then to Catholicism. She worked on the staff of Catholic Answers in San Diego for nine years, before leaving to found her religious congregation.

Mother Miriam spent a year in Europe living with women’s religious communities to learn the basics of religious life, and is now interviewing candidates for her new community. She has had more than a thousand queries from interested women; she plans to select six by the end of the year who will join with her in establishing the community.

Mother Miriam spent a year in Europe living with women’s religious communities to learn the basics of religious life, and is now interviewing candidates for her new community. She has had more than a thousand queries from interested women; she plans to select six by the end of the year who will join with her in establishing the community.

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Church Teachings on the Family

Pope Francis

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Saint John Paul II

Pope Paul VI

Pope Saint Pius XII

Pope Pius XI

Pope Leo XIII

A Prayer for Marriage and the Family

Almighty God, author of life and author of marriage, we pray that you preserve and protect the sanctity of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony from all of the cultural and legal attacks waged against it.

We invoke the intercession of your martyrs, St. John the Baptist, St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, who all willingly gave their lives in testimony to the sacredness of married love.

May what you have joined together as true marriage in the natural law, one man and one woman, be forever known to this and all future generations as the only authentic definition of marriage.

No matter what counterfeits may be proposed and promoted by foolish social trends and short sighted governments, let your faithful followers boldly proclaim and live the truth.

Give the leaders of your Church the courage and wisdom to defend and uphold your law, and not cower to the unjust laws of man and the persecutions that may come from resisting them.

When you joined Adam to Eve, you declared it “very good,” for this was your plan for humanity, that they may be fruitful and multiply, birthing new lives that would forever glorify and praise you.

Your Divine Son, Jesus, came to save us and also to teach us about selfless love as He laid down his life for His bride, the Church.

By Our Lady’s prompting He performed His first miracle at Cana, giving His presence in the celebration of marital love as a joyful new wine to married couples.

May the Lord Jesus, our Bridegroom, once again shower grace upon this fallen world and reveal the holiness of marriage as intended from the beginning of creation. Amen.

– Pedro de la Cruz

“12 Tips for Praying the Family Rosary daily (Attention Catholic Dads)”

familyrosaryby Dr. Taylor Marshall at taylormarshall.com

The Family Rosary is one of those bedrock devotions for the family recommended by the saints and spiritual masters. The Blessed Virgin Mary herself asked all Christians to pray the “one third {i.e. 5 decades} of the Holy Rosary daily” [1] in her message at Fatima.

The Popes have also attached a “plenary indulgence” to those who pray 5 decades of the Rosary “as a family” (when the other usual conditions are met*). This plenary indulgence cannot be obtained by private recitation – only in the context of a “family” recitation. This stipulation demonstrates that the Catholic Church privileges praying the Rosary as a family. The reason for this is that the Rosary is the “rose garden” of sanctify for children. As the Holy Spirit teaches us: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Please continue reading this article by Dr. Taylor Marshall: http://taylormarshall.com/2010/09/12-tips-for-praying-family-rosary-daily.html

[1] Note from Mother Miriam: For those who now pray all 20 mysteries of the Rosary (as we do at the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope), 5 decades would be one-fourth of the Rosary daily.

 

“Let it be to me according to your word.”

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)

For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well; my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee. (Psalm 139:13-18)

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Human Life and Dignity

From the USCCB – the U.S. Bishops’ collection of Church teaching on every matter of human life, from conception to natural death – begins:

For the Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person.

Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate. . . that “The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully aware that ‘a society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized.'” (no. 15).

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.

Writings on the Church’s teachings on every matter of human life can be accessed on the Bishops’ site here.

Catholic Answers Guide on the Five Non-Negotiables for Serious Catholics

Contraception/Birth Control/Abortion

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Same-Sex Unions

Euthanasia

Human Cloning