HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN: The Passion of Christ

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I invite my readers in the United States and around the world to follow The Passion of Christ as it is celebrated during Holy Week in Spain, by visiting my companion blog  TheRomanCatholicWorld.com

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Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

The English version of the lyrics to the Christmas carol “Angels We Have Heard on High” was written in 1862 by James Chadwick, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England. The original music was a French song titled, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes.  Bishop Chadwick’s lyrics are not an exact translation from the French. This beautiful song recounts the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ as it is depicted in the Gospel of St. Luke.

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plain
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heavenly songs?
Gloria

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria

See Him in a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Saviour’s birth.
Gloria

 

Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes

Les anges dans nos campagnes
Ont entonné le chant des cieux;
Et l’écho de nos montagnes
reprend cet air mélodieux:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Bergers, pour qui cette fête?
Quel est l’objet de tous ces chants?
Quel vainqueur, quelle conquête
Mérite ces cris triomphants?
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Ils annoncent la naissance
Du Rédempteur, Roi d’Israël
Et, dans sa reconnaissance,
La terre chante avec le ciel:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Bergers, loin de vos retraites
Unissez-vous à leurs concerts
Et que vos tendres musettes
Fassent retentir dans les airs:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Cherchons tous l’heureux village
Qui l’a vu naître sous ses toits,
Offrons-lui le tendre hommage
Et de nos cœurs et de nos voix!
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New 2018!

Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Thanksgiving Day

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

On this special day, I wish peace and many blessings to my readers in the United States and around the world. My heartfelt gratitude is also extended to all those who visit this website– and for the wonderful messages that I receive.

As always, I continue to pray for my readers and their families in war-torn regions and newly-freed regions in the Middle East. I am humbled and thankful for their readership, in spite of the great obstacles created by violence and war.

Please pray for the victims of abortion and communism– who today do not enjoy a place at the Thanksgiving table in these United States of America.

Someone has to say the truth…

Marielena Montesino de Stuart

ESPRESSO WITH MARIELENA: In case you missed it…

Commentaries and observations by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

 

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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day 2017

A Special Message on this Memorial Day

As a survivor of Communism, I extend my deepest gratitude to all the soldiers who have died for our freedom, and to their families for the support that they gave their sons and daughters as they went into battle– never to see them alive again. The suffering of these families cannot be measured. Our fallen heroes and their families are present in my prayers each and every day.

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
Memorial Day – May 29, 2017

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President Trump’s Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery

“…God is with you, and your loved ones are with Him. They died in war so that we could live in peace. I believe that God has a special place in Heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free from fear and this horrible oppression. Now, let us pledge to make the most of that freedom that they so gallantly and brilliantly fought for, and they died to protect.  Let us also pledge to tell the stories of Robert, Chris, Andrew– and all of America’s fallen warriors, today and for the next one thousand years.”– President Donald J. Trump – Memorial Day May 29, 2017, Arlington National Cemetery.

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ESPRESSO WITH MARIELENA: In case you missed it…

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Someone has to say the truth…

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Happy Mother’s Day

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Being a mother is the greatest joy. May this special day be filled with blessings for all my readers and their loved ones.


Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mother of God

THE MAGNIFICAT

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

Because He hath regarded the humility of His slave:

For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me; and holy is His name.

And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him.

He hath shewed might in His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.

He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.

He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy:

As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Glory be the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forever and ever, Amen.

 

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