2019 Magnificat Calendar
Each month has an illustration in color; these are various religious themes painted in our Monastery: scenes from the Old and New Testaments and other pious paintings. Pictures of the Saint for each day are also featured. May this calendar be an instrument of edification and a blessing for the homes and businesses where it is displayed.
Offered in return for a donation of .00 plus postage, we distribute this calendar to assist the works of the Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God.
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Loving You, Mary (Sung by ODM Sisters)
The Holy Family of Nazareth – Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before God and men. (St. Luke 2:52) “May the unity of the Holy Family at Nazareth be realized in the world for the glory of God, who is the one and only Sovereign King of kings, and for the joy of the elect in Heaven, who form only one heart, only one soul.” (Prayer of Unity, extract)
Moses the lawgiver – The Lord said to Moses: “I will make a covenant with this people in the sight of all the world; I will work wonders such as were never seen upon the earth, nor in any nation.” After the reading of the divine Commandments, the people said to Moses: “All the things that the Lord has said, we will do, we will be obedient.”(Cf. Exodus 34:10, 24:7)
Christ and the Evangelists – “The Word of life which was from the beginning, we have heard Him, we have seen Him with our eyes, we have looked upon Him, and our hands have touched Him!… What we have seen and heard, we announce to you… And these things we write to you that you may rejoice, and your joy may be full.” (Cf. I St. John 1:1-4)
The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemani – “My Father, if this cup cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your Will be done… and not Mine.” He had fallen into an agony and His prayer became more and more pressing. A sweat came over Him like drops of blood, running down upon the ground. (St. Matthew 26:42 – St. Luke 22:44)
Our Lady of the Rosary – “The holy Rosary is not just a composition of Our Fathers and Hail Marys, but a divine summary of the mysteries of the life, Passion, death and glory of Jesus and Mary. Its practice is truly great, sublime and divine. Heaven has given it to us as a means to convert the most hardened sinners.” (The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis Mary de Montfort)
The Sacred Heart of Montmartre – “I want to reign by My Heart… upon all hearts. – I will rise up in the heaven of the Church like the Sun at high noon, and I will draw all things to Myself. – The glorification of My Heart will be the glorification of My Church. – My Heart awaits from the Church a perfect homage of glorification.” (Livre de l’Amour Miséricordieux – Arras, 1934)
David, the anointed of the Lord – “Man sees the things that appear, but the Lord beholds the heart.” (I Kings 16:7) “The Lord has sought a man according to His own Heart, and commanded him to be prince over His people.” (I Kings 13:14) The Lord said to Samuel: “Arise, and anoint him, for this is he.” He took the horn of oil and anointed him… From that day forward, the Spirit of the Lord was upon David. (I Kings 16:12-13)
Saint Vincent Ferrer, the Angel of the Apocalypse – prophet of the Apostles of the Latter Times (1350-1419) – “Timeti Deum et date illi honorem – Fear God, and give Him honor, for the hour of His judgment has come.” (Apoc. 14:7) This is what the Saint preached, and the nations were converted.
Saint Peter in the tempest – “Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You over the waves!” – “Come!” said Jesus. Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water. But seeing that the wind was strong, he was afraid; and as he began to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” At once Jesus stretched forth His hand, took hold of him and said, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” (St. Matth. 14:28-31)
Saint Philip, deacon – The Ethiopian said: “See, here is water. What is to prevent my being baptized?” – Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” – “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God!” And Philip baptized the Ethiopian. (Acts 8:36-38) And the new Christian evangelized his nation.
Sacrifices of Cain and Abel – “The pious, just Abel presented the firstborn of his flock and the most succulent flesh of the victims; God therefore looked favorably upon him and accepted his gifts. On the contrary, desiring the heart more than gifts, He rejected the offerings of proud, vindictive Cain.” (Fr. Auguste Berthe, Jehovah et Son peuple, Cf. Genesis 4:3-7)