Monthly Archives: January 2019

Chapters 21 and 22 The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God 3

We conclude this work by Fulton Sheen with the final two chapters of the book. The last chapter is brief and again brings home the anxiety of nuclear threat under which the people of this time period lived. While, we have more, and more powerful weapons today that are in the possession of some unstable leaders, I don’t think we feel that same type of fear. Perhaps we’ve become too desensitized to the real possibility of nuclear attack and, until it happens, it does not occupy our thoughts or concerns. The penultimate chapter is the …Follow this path →

Chapters 18, 19 and 20 The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God 1

Chapters 18 and 19 focus on the Rosary. Sheen addresses the common misconception that because the rosary is so repetitious it becomes boring and the words meaningless. He gives the analogy of a spouse telling his beloved, “I love you”. Truly, those words cannot be said enough and each time the meaning and feelings behind those words are unique. So too, the rosary. Each prayer is an “I love you” to the Trinity, to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. I must admit, I too, earlier in my life, fell victim to the thought that …Follow this path →