Moreover, God, who loves us thoroughly and greatly desires our salvation, wished Mary to be most wise and at the same time most favored in the eyes of his majesty in order that she might be suited in the highest degree to beg for our salvation. Physical man consists of body … His voice was of one making an affirmation, not of this peace. exactly the "good news" which is the Gospel of Christ. In these three aspects God the Father honored her as a daughter, God the Son honored her as His mother, and God the Holy Spirit as His most beloved spouse, the heir and matron of all the good things of God. angel indicated that she would be inundated with the greatest joy and experience It is this mutual The Writings of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, OFM Cap. St. Lawrence follows the direction of his argument fearlessly, confident in the precision of his formulation. of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, The Holy Virgin Mary in the Syrian Orthodox Church by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Just as Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to delay their movements and just as Elijah commanded fire to come down from the sky and just as he opened the heavens to rain and then closed them, so Mary is able to command all things in all ways. In 1598, along with his Capuchin brothers, Lawrence established … In his letter the Holy Father says that the Rosary “has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety” (§1). O queen above all men and above even the marvelous minds of angels! Commentary on Matthew c.1206-1280 2. Due to his wisdom and holiness, which almighty God permitted him to manifest in astonishing ways, his efforts proved successful. Just as Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to delay their movements and just as Elijah commanded fire to come down from the sky and just as he opened the heavens to rain and then closed them, so Mary is able to command all things in all ways. From a sermon by Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, priest 1559 - 1619 Preaching is an apostolic duty There is a spiritual life that we share with the angels of heaven and with the divine spirits, for like them we have been formed in … Thus we have the crown divinely constructed from twelve most splendid stars. If God gave to Solomon, who was a mere servant, so great a wisdom, how much wisdom is it proper to believe that He gave to his spouse and mother? Hail, Full of Grace: Sermons of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Mary- Theotokos - Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Syrian Orthodox Church, Baselios Church Digital Library, Jacobite Church Ohio. The known writings of St. Lorenzo of Brindisi comprise eight volumes of sermons, two didactic treatises on oratory, a commentary on Genesis, another on Ezechiel, and three volumes of religious polemics. the words, "Hail full of grace." All these things are contained in great exultation. itself: Furthermore, it is clear to observation that in his salutation Gabriel did not of men, when Mary heard it, she was confused and amazed by the novelty of it For St. Lawrence this revelation of the coronation of Mary entails the power of rule, conferred by the preeminent power of the Almighty Himself, over the entirety of creation, a rule over all of heaven and all of earth, flowing from the very hand of God Himself freely entrusted to His spouse and mother. one wishing for or offering a prayer for the subject of his greeting. Notes Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, who loved seclusion, was now obliged to visit the principal cities of Germany to negotiate the cause with the princes, and preach it to the people. Prayer to St. Lawrence of Brindisi St. Lawrence, you were in born in Naples to a merchant family. peace for the Virgin, but announcing and affirming that she already possesses In 1601 Lawrence served as chaplain for the army of Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor. Friar Lawrence led his Order, eventually elected to the highest level of Vicar-General, and was also employed as an ambassador for … 3:1), for whom he built a most magnificent house, so Mary is the queen of queens. First, it signifies that the most glorious queen of heaven, the true spouse of God, was crowned in eternity. received the name of Gospel, Good News, Euvangelium. Most of his sermons are written in Italian, the other works being in Latin. Esther 5:8). your king comes to you" (Zech 9:9). Today Christ, the divine artist, molds and fashions a spiritual man, a theological man, the inner self, as Paul calls him. a proclamation of the happiest news to mankind, namely, the grace and mercy of St. Lawrence of Brindisi The Sixth Sermon on the Vision of St. John, for the Saturday after Passion Sunday, On the Vision of St. John Concerning the Sorrows of the Virgin Mother of God “And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.” He was born at Brandisi, kingdom of Naples, on July 22nd. Hail, Full of Grace: Sermons of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, In his greeting to Mary, the celestial groomsman is not wishing nor offering a prayer of … 2 Sam 14:1ff). Esther pleaded for and was granted the salvation of her people, who were marked out for death by the impious Hamon because of his bitter hatred and hostility toward to the Jewish people (cf. Thus he says: Whence the angel said to her, Ave or Hail, and However, save in this text of Revelation, we discover no crown of stars anywhere else. This was in her the She was not subject I. eBooks | Our One finds an especially remarkable correspondence in the first of St. Lawrence’s ten sermons on the “Angelic Salutation,” i.e. words "hail, full of grace," the substance of the "Hail Mary," is to the Gospel Copyright © 2009-2020 - ICBS Group. His reflections amount to nothing less than a commentary on the … Thus she stands at the right hand of God as the most high queen of heaven and earth: “At your right hand stands the queen in gold” (Ps. his divine salutation, virtually, just as the fruit is contained in the root of So also in his He was educated by the conventual Franciscans there and by his uncle at St. Mark’s in Venice. In the first of St. Lawrence's ten sermons on the on the “Hail Mary.”. She gave birth to the Savior not in sorrow but in joy. From this annunciation, which made God most glad and was at the same Mt. God's own presence in a special way: Since there is no happiness without pleasure, gladness, or joy, peace also because he had seen an angel of the Lord: "Peace be to you; do not fear, you The greeting, shalom, i.e. are you who are full of grace." Here St. Lawrence begins to focus on Mary’s role as divine spouse and divine mother to explain the unique significance of the celestial diadem. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi on Mary's Queenship. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor Short life History. called the Prince of Peace, whose peace will never end (cf. Thus Mary advocates on our behalf in the presence of God those things which are most prudent for us just as that wise woman Tekoa did for Absolon in the presence of David (cf. MARIALE. The Lord said to Gideon, who was afraid "Angelic Salutation," i.e. On the Admirability of the Virgin Theotokos, Sermon 1, [Latin & English] In a similar sense God granted Mary, as the true spouse of the Almighty and the true mother of Christ all powerful authority over the works of his hands, and conferred upon her the authority of God Himself in her power over heaven and made her mistress of the universe by deputation. Library - 3 Kgs. In continuing his series of sermons on St. John’s vision of the woman clothed with the sun, St. Lawrence comes in the fifth of his seven sermons to a consideration of the meaning of the lady’s crown of twelve stars. |  Shunoyo St. Lawrence of Brindisi, O. F. M. Cap. Oh ... Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother of God) Pray for us. In Sacred Scripture we also read of a crown of wisdom. MARIALE. ... St. Lawrence of Brindisi 1. news" which is the Gospel. The most perfect crown of twelve stars represents the knowledge of all creatures. The meaning of this gift of authority to Moses, and in a parallel way of the gift to Mary, is that God granted him the power and authority to do in Pharaoh’s kingdom what God could do in His own kingdom. While what he says is bold indeed, it follows from an unoffending and sound principle, namely, all that is Mary’s was freely given by God as a fitting honor for His spouse and mother. Thus Christ is The sun, however, is a unique prince and monarch. and eternal salvation, and that repose which will never end.