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https://plus.google.com/101444943923630929841 Serkut Kareem : 💟🌼✌ BYUN BAEKHYUN 💟🌼✌ 🌹✌🌹 THE DEFINITION OF CUTENESS 🌹✌🌹 He's just a cutie pie, love him loads...
💟🌼✌ BYUN BAEKHYUN 💟🌼✌
🌹✌🌹 THE DEFINITION OF CUTENESS 🌹✌🌹
He's just a cutie pie, love him loads.!!
And friends please make sure to watch Exo's ''Monster'' MV, as we must complete 30M views in 23 days.!
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Let's do this for our Exo my friends.!!
And 🎉🎇 CONGRATULATIONS EXO for their 8th win & 1st Triple Crown for the song ''Monster'' 🎉🎇
Fighting Exo.!
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https://plus.google.com/107872263412787262329 Amelia Brenes : I am buying a racehorse for the upcoming races! She will most likely be the only racehorse at the stable...
I am buying a racehorse for the upcoming races! She will most likely be the only racehorse at the stable, so she will get a ton of attention XD. Also, I am claiming Zenyatta as I did not see her anywhere on here and looked. I have many more pictures.

Show Name:DCS • Into The Woods
Barn Name: Griffon
Gender: Mare
Age: 4 Years
Breed: Thoroughbred
Color: Dark Bay
Markings: Star and Strip, 2 Socks,
Height: 17.00hh
Pedigree: Street Cry and Virtiginuex
Famous Relatives: Both of her parents are famous racehorses.
Purpose: Races, Maybe Halter Shows, Breeding in Far Future
Up For Breeding: No
Times Bred: 0
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Shows Entered: 0
For Sale/Lease: No
Personality: Griffon loves to race! It is her absolute favorite thing to do. She is very fast, and hates being stuck in a stuffy stall all day. This girl can be sassy and bossy to other horses, and sometimes even humans. She likes to be in charge, and not you. Though during races, Griffon's total attention is on you. Griffon loves to be in the front of the race, and gets annoyed if you tell her to slow down. She is very competitive, and loves to win. Sometimes you have to trust her in the races, she is very good at strategizing. Despite all this, she hates baths. Not water, just baths.
Bio: Griffon was bred by two extraordinary racehorses. Her father had won two of the three races in the Triple Crown, and her mother winning the breeder cup and many more. It was clear that Griffon was meant to be a racehorse from the start. Her speed began to show when she was just a filly, playing and racing with the other foals in the big pasture in Kentucky where she grew up. At two years old, her training began and she started racing. After winning her first race, she was put up for auction, and we won and brought her home to Diamond Crest Stables.

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https://plus.google.com/118287182731909579925 Woodbine Racetrack : Queen’s Plate Notes for Thursday, June 30, 2016: FIELD FOR THE $1-MILLION QUEEN'S PLATE For Three-Year...
Queen’s Plate Notes for Thursday, June 30, 2016: FIELD FOR THE $1-MILLION QUEEN'S PLATE For Three-Year-Olds, Foaled In Canada One Mile and One-Quarter, Tapeta All to carry 126 pounds except filly Gamble’s Ghost (121 pounds) PP / HORSE / TRAINER / OWNER / JOCKEY / ODDS 1 / Mike / John LeBlanc Jr. / Paradox Farm, Inc., et al / David Moran / 30-1 2 / Narrow Escape / Justin Nixon / JMC's Racing Stable, W. Dehan et al / Sheena Ryan / 30-1 3 / All On Red / Sid Attard / JMJ Racing Stables LLC / Eurico Rosa da Silva / 12-1 4 / Leavem in Malibu / Mark Casse / Gary Barber & Conrad Farms / Gary Boulanger / 7-2 5 / Sir Dudley Digges  / Mike Maker / Kenneth L. & Sarah Ramsey / Julien Leparoux / 15-1 6 / Shakhimat / Roger Attfield / Dan Gale & Richard Hogan / Emma-Jayne Wilson / 5-1 7 / My Name Is Jim / Reade Baker / Mario Forgione / Jesse Campbell / 30-1 8 / Rocket Plan  /John LeBlanc Jr. / William Gierkink / Simon Husbands / 30-1 9 / Cheburashka / Robert Tiller / Goldmart Farms / Rafael Hernandez / 30-1 10/ Amis Gizmo / Josie Carroll / Ivan Dalos / Luis Contreras / 3-1 11/ Esposito / Tom Proctor / Chartwell Partners LLC / Alan Garcia / 8-1 12/ Scholar Athlete / Graham Motion / West Point Thoroughbreds / Jose Ortiz / 12-1 13/ Gamble's Ghost / Josie Carroll / Ivan Dalos / Patrick Husbands / 6-1   LUCRATIVE SUNDAY CARD INCLUDES A PAIR OF PICK 4 AND PICK 5 OPTIONS   Sunday's 13-race Queen's Plate card, with a special first race post time of 12 p.m.,  offers a plethora of wagering options for horseplayers including two Pick-4 wagers, two Pick-5 wagers and the JackPot Hi-5 in the nitecap.   The first Pick 4 (Races 4-5-6-7), which is guaranteed at $150,000, kicks off in the Grade 2 Highlander Stakes which features the talented sprinter Lady Shipman taking on the boys in an attempt to earn graded status.  The late Pick 4 (Races 10-11-12-13), guaranteed at $300,000, starts with the 157th running of the Queen's Plate.   The first Pick 5 wager (Races 2-3-4-5-6-7) is guaranteed at $50,000. The late Pick 5 (Races 6-7-8-9-10), guaranteed at $100,000, includes four added-money events starting with the Charlie Barley Stakes and also features the Grade 3 Singspiel and Grade 2 Dance Smartly with The Queen's Plate slated as the concluding leg.   The JackPot Hi-5, set for the 13th and final race on the card, boasts a carryover of $81,619.11 going into Friday's card.   Advance wagering on Sunday's Woodbine program will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday July 2 at all WEG locations and on HPI. Advance pick pools will not be open until the completion of Saturday's live racing.   BREAKING LUCKY IN FINE FETTLE FOR DOMINION DAY   A busy Canada Day weekend at Woodbine kicks off on Friday with nine races starting at the traditional 1 p.m. post with a pair of added-money events on offer highlighted by the $150,000 Grade 3 Dominion Day Handicap.   Breaking Lucky competed in the Queen’s Plate last year and finished a quite decent fifth, beaten just four lengths at 21-1 in the 1 ¼-mile showpiece.  On Friday, Breaking Lucky will be traveling the same distance while in peak form and could spring a mild upset for trainer Reade Baker.   Red Rifle, the defending champion in the Dominion Day, will be invading from south of the border along with War Dancer and Scuba. Locally-based stakes winner Melmich completes a compact field of five.   Breaking Lucky followed up on his promising Plate effort with a victory in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the 1 3/16 Prince of Wales on the dirt at Fort Erie. After finishing up the track in the Breeders’ Stakes, the 1.5 mile turf race which concludes the triple, Breaking Lucky wound up his campaign with a third-place finish here in the 1 1/8 mile Ontario Derby.   Wintering with trainer Reade Baker at Palm Meadows, Breaking Lucky traveled to Tampa Bay Downs for his seasonal bow and finished a close third in the 1 1/16-mile Challenger. Stopping over at Keeneland on his way home to Woodbine, Breaking Lucky contested the Grade 3, 1 1/8-mile Ben Ali and ran third behind Eagle and Noble Bird, who had become a Grade 1 winner in last year’s Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Eagle went on to finish second in this year’s 1 1/8-mile Foster.   Six weeks later, in his local seasonal bow, Breaking Lucky was compromised by a slow pace set by front-running winner Are You Kidding Me here in the Grade 3, 1 1/16-mile Eclipse but closed well to finish second, two lengths back.   Are You Kidding Me came back to finish a creditable fifth in the Stephen Foster, beaten just 2 ¾-lengths. All of which makes Breaking Lucky’s company lines look good coming into the Dominion Day.   “I think I’ve got the best horse,” said Baker. “He’s doing super. He couldn’t be any better; it’s not possible.”   And yet, Baker is concerned that the race shape again may conspire against the Gunpowder Farms LLC runner.   “There’s no pace,” said Baker. “It could be a strange-run race. He’s never been on the lead, but we might be this time.” Regular rider Jim McAleney retains the mount.   Southern Ring, who won the Ruling Angel Stakes on the Polytrack last fall and returned from a seven-month layoff to score impressively on the turf here May 20, looms as the one to beat in the Zadracarta Stakes, the supporting feature on Friday’s card.   DIMENSION IN LINE FOR KING EDWARD CROWN ON SATURDAY   Dimension had been in a slump since winning the Kentucky Turf Dash at Kentucky Downs in September of 2014.   The 8-year-old gelding, trained by Conor Murphy, had gone on to finish 12th in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, 10th there in the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile, and off the board in three subsequent starts including Woodbine’s 2015 edition of the Grade 2 Connaught Cup.   But Dimension has turned it around this season after being off for seven months and is coming off an upset win in the seven-furlong Connaught Cup on the turf here June 5. He is listed at 8-1 on the morning line in Saturday's Grade 2 $200,000 King Edward Stakes, a one-turn mile on the grass, at Woodbine.   “I’m glad he’s come back to form,” said Murphy, who had watched Dimension rally from last in the field of five to prevail by a half-length here in the June 5 Connaught Cup at seven furlongs on the turf. “He came out of it well. I’m very happy with him.”   Murphy, who is based at Skylight Training Centre in Kentucky, blames himself for Dimension’s fall from grace following the Kentucky Downs score.   “I totally messed up,” said the trainer. “I changed some things around with him, and they didn’t need changing. Going to California was a mistake.   “I finally gave him the time off. He’s a totally different horse this year; he’s training as good as he ever has.”   Dimension’s first start of this season had come at Keeneland on April 21, where he finished last of eight but beaten just 2.25 lengths in an open one-mile turf allowance race. “He was caught on the rail,” said Murphy. “I was happy with him, but disappointed with the way the race unfolded.   “I had said we’d make a miler out of him. He’s settling so much better now.”   Dimension had been a front-runner back in the day when he won the Grade 2 Play the King over seven furlongs of turf here in 2011. But that style was his undoing in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile as he folded after setting a very rapid pace.   Davy Moran, Dimension’s partner in his local appearances, retains the mount as Dimension begins from post 8.   The $125,000 Passing Mood, a seven-furlong turf race, attracted a field of nine Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies. And, curiously, not one of the entrants has raced on the turf during their careers. Sugar Jones, who is two-for-two with her first two starts in restricted company, and Old Valyria, coming off a victory in an open first-level allowance, both have worked well on the turf and should attract plenty of action. http://weg.bz/298kyl3
Queen’s Plate Notes for Thursday, June 30, 2016
FIELD FOR THE $1-MILLION QUEEN'S PLATE For Three-Year-Olds, Foaled In Canada One Mile and One-Quarter, Tapeta All to carry 126 pounds except filly Gamble's Ghost (121 pounds) PP / HORSE / TRAINER / OWNER / JOCKEY / ODDS 1 / Mike / John LeBlanc Jr. / Paradox Farm, Inc., et al / David Moran / 30-1
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https://plus.google.com/106153233145023874557 Triple Crown Sports :

Watch the video: Wasco Diamonds 14U Team Feature
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The Wasco Diamonds are a softball organization coming from Wasco, IL. with multiple age division teams. The 14U team has currently made a name for itself in the 2016 Colorado Sparkler Junior, with an outstanding 4-0 record in pool play.
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https://plus.google.com/109979207679306091480 T Hennen : Totally new kitchen going in this week. Granite and stainless... You WANT this house!! call me for a...
Totally new kitchen going in this week. Granite and stainless... You WANT this house!! call me for a private showing! 937-626-2607
283 Triple Crown Circle Springboro, OH - 45066
Beautifully updated and meticulously maintained 4 bedroom 2/2 bath with full finished basement in highly desired Richard’s Run neighborhood. You will feel at home from the moment you walk in the 2 story entry way to the moment you walk out to the wooded back yard. The main level features 9’ and cathedral ceilings, a study and formal dining room. The kitchen leads to the 2 story great room with terrific natural light from the wall of windows to ...
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https://plus.google.com/115041014777336844236 LISTEN EXO-MONSTER : GUYS WHERE ARE ALL THE EXO-LS??? WE NEED TO WATCH MONSTER, THE TIME IS RUNNING AND WE JUST HAVE 28M ...
GUYS WHERE ARE ALL THE EXO-LS??? WE NEED TO WATCH MONSTER, THE TIME IS RUNNING AND WE JUST HAVE 28M AND TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REACH 30M! ALSO THE BOYS GOT TRIPLE CROWN! SO LET'S DO THIS! 
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https://plus.google.com/104701452829285218493 EXOdicted Fansite : 160630 EXO wins 1st triple crown on MCountdown Chart this week #Monster8thWin ( Credit: Skpb K-Music...
160630 EXO wins 1st triple crown on MCountdown Chart this week #Monster8thWin
  ( Credit: Skpb K-Music Live [Mnet] ) Shared and Compiled by  Fika  @  EXOdicted.net TAKE OUT WITH FULL AND PROPER CREDITS. DO NOT HOTLINK! 
160630 EXO wins 1st triple crown on MCountdown Chart this week #Monster8thWin

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https://plus.google.com/111103656009255700802 The Graphic Edge : How do you know these girls are Renegades? Well, if the blue tongue isn't a dead giveaway the name on...
How do you know these girls are Renegades? Well, if the blue tongue isn't a dead giveaway the name on their t-shirts should make it pretty clear! One of the team dads surprised the girls with these custom t-shirts at the Triple Crown Sports Colorado Sparkler #Fastpitch Tournament. We were able to rush the order and ship directly to the team's hotel. Looking good, girls! Thanks for making us part of the team! #COSParkFire http://ow.ly/i/kMOUb
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https://plus.google.com/106797197451979186265 StartUpSelling, Inc. : The Search Engine Optimization Triple Crown: Keywords, On-Page & Off-Page (Part 3) | http://buff.ly/...
The Search Engine Optimization Triple Crown: Keywords, On-Page & Off-Page (Part 3) | http://buff.ly/28XWrsC #seo #insurance #marketing
The Search Engine Optimization Triple Crown: Keywords, On-Page & Off-Page (Part 3) [From the Archives] | StartUpSelling
[The Belmont Stakes / Off-Page SEO: The final leg of racing’s triple crown is the longest race of the series. It is a quarter mile longer than the Kentucky Derby, and typically much farther than any horse entered has run before. The makes the race a great test of endurance and stamina. The winner is
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https://plus.google.com/103171525860409922520 Nikki Phoenix : EXO wins 1st triple crown on MCountdown Chart this week #Monster8thWin
EXO wins 1st triple crown on MCountdown Chart this week #Monster8thWin
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https://plus.google.com/113586759181773807889 Alan Blume :

The Search Engine Optimization Triple Crown: Keywords, On-Page & Off-Page [From the Archives] | StartUpSelling
On the heels of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, I needed a way to explain how and why the SEO methodology we leverage produces such compelling results. I needed an analogy my friend would understand, so I quickly created the Search Engine Optimization Triple Crown. I freely admit its a bit of a stretch, but read
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https://plus.google.com/107969453085861816851 Lynnea Woxberg : This is a classic ESPN sports video about the great Citation, In A Class by Himself and Secretariat ...
This is a classic ESPN sports video about the great Citation, In A Class by Himself and Secretariat showing their quests in winning the Triple Crown of American Horse Racing.  Enjoy a nostalgic 23 minutes of wonder of champion Thoroughbreds - Cheers and thanks for golden memories Big Cy 1948 (first thoroughbred millionaire)  and Secretariat, Big Red of the 1970's. 
Watch the video: Secretariat & Citation
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"The Way It Was" A look back at the Triple Crown of Secretariat and Citation with Jockey's Eddie Arcaro and Ron Turcotte..
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https://plus.google.com/114969904243247457045 The Macino Team : Just Closed our beautiful #Bartlett listing! Thank you to our sellers! https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com...
Just Closed our beautiful #Bartlett listing! Thank you to our sellers! https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/bartlett/1213-triple-crown-court/pid_11990686/
1213 Triple Crown Court, Bartlett, IL 60103 - MLS 09218465 - Coldwell Banker
Sold - 1213 Triple Crown Court, Bartlett, IL - $489,900. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 4 bedrooms and 4 total baths. MLS# 09218465.
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https://plus.google.com/110161110282441503259 Miter Kids : The Immaculate Conception of the the Most Blessed Virgin by the Very Rev. Dom Prosper Gueranger, Abbot...
The Immaculate Conception of the the Most Blessed Virgin by the Very Rev. Dom Prosper Gueranger, Abbot of Solesmes

At length, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messias was to be born before the Messias himself; and this is the day of the Conception of Mary. The earth already possesses a first pledge of the divine mercy; the Son of Man is near at hand. Two true Israelites, Joachim and Anne, noble branches of the family of David, find their union, after a long barrenness, made fruitful by the divine omnipotence. Glory be to God, who has been mindful of his promises, and who deigns to announce, from the high heavens, the end of the deluge of iniquity, by sending upon the earth the sweet white Dove that bears the tidings of peace !

The Feast of the Blessed Virgin's Immaculate Conception is the most solemn of all those which the Church celebrates during the holy time of Advent; and if the first part of the Cycle had to offer us the commemoration of some one of the Mysteries of Mary, there was none whose object could better harmonise with the spirit of the Church in this mystic season of expectation. Let us, then, celebrate this solemnity with joy; for the Conception of Mary tells us that the Birth of Jesus is not far off.

The intention of the Church, in this Feast, is not only to celebrate the anniversary of the happy moment in which began, in the womb of the pious Anne, the life of the ever-glorious Virgin Mary; but also to honour the sublime privilege, by which Mary was preserved from the original stain, which, by a sovereign and universal decree, is contracted by all the children of Adam the very moment they are conceived in their mother's womb. The faith of the Catholic Church on the subject of the Conception of Mary is this: that at the very instant, when God united the Soul of Mary, which he had created, to the Body which it was to animate, this ever-blessed Soul did not only not contract the stain, which, at that same instant, defiles every human soul, but was filled with an immeasurable grace which rendered her, from that moment, the mirror of the sanctity of God himself, as far as this is possible to a creature. The Church, with her infallible authority, declared, by the lips of Pius the Ninth, that this article of her faith had been revealed by God himself. The Definition was received with enthusiasm by the whole of Christendom, and the Eighth of December of the year 1854 was thus made one of the most memorable days of the Church's history.

It was due to his own infinite sanctity that God should suspend, in this instance, the law which his divine justice had passed upon all the children of Adam. The relations which Mary was to bear to the Divinity, could not be reconciled with her undergoing the humiliation of this punishment. She was not only Daughter of the Eternal Father; she was destined also to become the very Mother of the Son, and the veritable Spouse of the Holy Ghost; nothing defiled could be permitted to enter, even for an atom of time, into the creature that was thus predestined to contract such close relations with the adorable Trinity; not a speck could be permitted to tarnish in Mary that perfect purity which the infinitely holy God requires in those who are one day to be admitted to enjoy even the sight of his divine majesty in heaven; in a word, as the great Doctor St. Anselm says, 'it was just that this Holy Virgin should be adorned with the greatest purity which can be conceived after that of God himself since God the Father was to give to her, as her Child, that only Begotten Son, whom he loved as himself, as being begotten to him from his own bosom; and this in such a manner, that the self-same Son of God was, by nature, the Son of both God the Father and of this Blessed Virgin. This same Son chose her to be substantially his Mother; and the Holy Ghost willed that in Her womb he would operate the conception and birth of Him, from whom he himself proceeded." [De Conceptu Virginali, Cap. xviii.]

Moreover, the close ties which were to unite the Son of God with Mary, and which would elicit from him the tenderest love and the most filial reverence for her, had been present to the divine thought from all eternity: and the conclusion forces itself upon us, that, therefore, the Divine Word had for this his future Mother a love infinitely greater than that which he bore for all his other creatures. Mary's honour was infinitely dear to him, because she was to be his Mother, chosen to be so by his eternal and merciful decrees. The Son's love protected the Mother. She, indeed, in her sublime humility, willingly submitted to whatever the rest of God's creatures had brought on themselves, and obeyed every tittle of those laws which were never meant for her: but that humiliating barrier, which confronts every child of Adam at the first moment of his existence, and keeps him from light and grace until he shall have been regenerated by a new birth, - oh ! this could not be permitted to stand in Mary's way, - her Son forbade it.

The Eternal Father would not do less for the Second Eve than he had done for the First; yet she was created, as was also the first Adam, in the state of original justice, which she afterwards forfeited by sin. The Son of God would not permit that the Woman, from whom he was to take the nature of Man, should be deprived of that gift which he had given even to her who was the mother of sin. The Holy Ghost, who was to overshadow Mary and produce Jesus within her by his divine operation, would not permit that foul stain, in which we are all conceived, to rest, even for an instant, on this his Spouse. All men were to contract the sin of Adam; the sentence was universal; but God's own Mother is not included. God, who is the author of that law; God, who was free to make it as he willed; had power to exclude from it Her whom he had predestined to be his Own in so many ways; he could exempt her, and it was just that he should exempt her; therefore, he did it.

Was it not this grand exemption which God himself foretold, when the guilty pair, whose children we all are, appeared before him in the garden of Eden? In the anathema which fell upon the serpent, there was included a promise of mercy to us. I will put enmities, said the Lord, between thee and the Woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head [Gen. iii. 15]. Thus was salvation promised the human race under the form of a victory over Satan; and this victory is to be gained by the Woman, and she will gain it for us also. Even granting, as some read this text, that it is the Son of the Woman that is alone to gain this victory, the enmity between the Woman and the Serpent is clearly expressed, and she, the Woman, with her own foot, is to crush the head of the hated Serpent. The Second Eve is to be worthy of the Second Adam, conquering and not to be conquered. The human race is one day to be avenged, not only by God made Man, but also by the "Woman miraculously exempted from every stain of sin, in whom the primaeval creation, which was in justice and holiness will thus reappear in her, just as though the original sin had never been committed.

Raise up your heads, then, ye children of Adam, and shake off your chains! [1 Eph. iv. 24.] This day, the humiliation, which weighed you down, is annihilated. Behold Mary, she who is of the same flesh and blood as yourselves, has seen the torrent of sin, which swept along all the generations of mankind, she has seen it flow back at her presence and not touch her; the infernal dragon has turned away his head, daring not to breathe his venom upon her; the dignity of your origin is given to her in all its primitive grandeur. This happy day, then, on which the original purity of your race is renewed, must be a Feast to you. The Second Eve is created, and from her own blood, (which, with the exception of the element of sin, is the same as that which makes you to be the children of Adam,) she is shortly to give you the God-Man, who proceeds from her according to the flesh, as he proceeds from the Father according to the eternal generation.

And how can we do less than admire and love the incomparable purity of Mary in her Immaculate Conception, when we hear even that God, who thus prepared her to become his Mother, saying to her, in the divine Canticle, these words of complacent love: Thou art all fair, my Love! and there is not a spot in thee! [Cant. iv. 7]. It is the God of all-holiness that here speaks; that eye, which sees all things, finds not a vestige, not a shadow of sin; therefore does he delight in her, and admire in her that gift of his own condescending munificence. We cannot be surprised after this, that Gabriel, when he came down from heaven to announce the Incarnation to her, is full of admiration at the sight of that purity, whose beginning was so glorious and whose progress was immeasurable; and that this blessed Spirit should bow down profoundly before this young Maid of Nazareth, and salute her with, "Hail, Full of Grace !" [St Luke, i 28]. And who is this Gabriel ? An Archangel, that lives amidst the grandest magnificences of God's creation, amidst all the gorgeous riches of heaven; who is Brother to the Cherubim and Seraphim, to the Thrones and Dominations; whose eye is accustomed to gaze on those nine angelic choirs with their dazzling brightness of countless degrees of light and grace; he has found on earth, in a creature of a nature below that of Angels, the fulness of grace, of that grace which had been given to the Angels measuredly. This fulness of grace was in Mary from the very first instant of her existence. She is the future Mother of God, and she was ever holy, ever pure, ever Immaculate.

This truth of Mary's Immaculate Conception, which was revealed to the Apostles by the divine Son of Mary, inherited by the Church, taught by the Holy Fathers, believed by each generation of the Christian people with an ever increasing explicitness, this truth, we say, was implied in the very notion of a Mother of God. To believe that Mary was Mother of God, was an implicitly believing that she, on whom this sublime dignity was conferred, had never been defiled with the slightest stain of sin, and that God bad bestowed upon her an absolute exemption from sin. But now, the Immaculate Conception of Mary rests on an explicit Definition dictated by the Holy Ghost. Peter has spoken by the mouth of Pius; and when Peter has spoken, every Christian should believe; for the Son of God has said: I have prayed for thee, Peter, that thy faith fail not. [St. Luke, xxii. 32]. And again: The Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. [St John, xiv. 26.]

The Symbol of our faith has therefore received not a new truth, but a new light on a truth which was previously the object of the universal belief. On that great day of the Definition, the infernal serpent was again crushed beneath the victorious foot of the Virgin-Mother, and the Lord graciously gave us the strongest pledge of his mercy. He still loves this guilty earth, since he has deigned to enlighten it with one of the brightest rays of his Mother's glory. How this earth of ours exulted ! The present generation will never forget the enthusiasm with which the entire universe received the tidings of the Definition. It was an event of mysterious importance which thus marked this second half of our century; and we shall look forward to the future with renewed confidence; for if the Holy Ghost bids us tremble for the days when Truths are diminished among the children of men [Ps. xi. 2], he would, consequently, have us look on those times as blessed by God in which we receive an increase of truth; an increase both in light and in authority.

The Church, even before the solemn proclamation of the grand dogma, kept the Feast of this 8th day of December; which was, in reality, a profession of her faith. It is true, that the Feast was not called the Immaculate Conception, but simply the Conception of Mary. But the fact of such a Feast being instituted and kept, was an unmistakable expression of the faith of Christendom in that truth. St. Bernard and the Angelical Doctor, St Thomas, both teach that the Church cannot celebrate the Feast of what is not holy; the Conception of Mary, therefore, was holy and immaculate, since the Church has, for ages past, honoured it with a special Feast. The Nativity of the same holy Virgin is kept as a solemnity in the Church, because Mary was born full of grace; therefore, had the first moment of Mary's existence been one of sin, as is that of all the other children of Adam, it never could have been made the subject of the reverence of the Church. Now, there are few Feasts so generally and so firmly established in the Church as this which we are keeping to-day.

The Greek Church, which, more easily than the Latin, could learn what were the pious traditions of the East, kept this feast even in the sixth century, as is evident from the ceremonial or, as it was called, the Type, of St. Sabas. In the West, we find it established in the Gothic Church of Spain as far back as the eighth century. A celebrated calendar which was engraved on marble, in the ninth century, for the use of the Church of Naples, attests that it had already been introduced there. Paul, the Deacon, Secretary to the Emperor Charlemagne, and afterwards Monk at Monte-Cassino, composed a celebrated Hymn on the mystery of the Immaculate Conception; we will insert this piece later on, as it is given in the manuscript copies of Monte-Cassino and Benevento. In 1066, the Feast was first established in England, in consequence of the pious Abbot Helsyn's [Some writers call him Elsym, and others Elpyn. See Baronius in his notes on the Roman Martyrology, Dec. 8. Tr.] being miraculously preserved from shipwreck; and shortly after that, was made general through the whole Island by the zeal of the great St. Anselm, Monk of the Order of St. Benedict, and Archbishop of Canterbury. From England it passed into Normandy, and took root in France. We find it sanctioned in Germany, in a council held in 1049, at which St Leo IX was present; in Navarre, 1090, at the Abbey of Irach; in Belgium, at Liege, in 1142. Thus did the Churches of the West testify their faith in this mystery, by accepting its Feast, which is the expression of faith.

Lastly, it was adopted by Rome herself, and her doing so rendered the united testimony of her children, - the other Churches, - more imposing than ever. It was Pope Sixtus IV who, in the year 1476, published the decree of the feast of Our Lady's Conception for the City of St. Peter. In the next century, 1568, St. Pius V published the universal edition of the Roman Breviary, and in its Calendar was inserted this feast as one of those Christian solemnities, which the faithful are every year bound to observe. It was not from Rome that the devotion of the Catholic world to this mystery received its first impulse; she sanctioned it by her liturgical authority, just as she confirmed it by her doctrinal authority, in these our own days.

The three great Catholic Nations of Europe, - Germany, France, and Spain, - vied with each other in their devotion to this mystery of Mary's Immaculate Conception. France, by her King Louis XIV, obtained from Clement IX that this feast should be kept with an Octave throughout the kingdom; which favour was afterwards extended to the universal Church by Innocent XII. For centuries previous to this, the Theological Faculty of Paris had always exacted from its Professors the oath that they would defend this privilege of Mary; a pious practice which continued as long as the University itself.

As regards Germany, the Emperor Ferdinand III., in 1647, ordered a splendid monument to be erected in the great square of Vienna. It is covered with emblems and figures symbolical of Mary's victory over sin, and on the top is the statue of the Immaculate Queen, with this solemn and truly Catholic inscription:

TO GOD, INFINITE IN GOODNESS AND POWER,
KING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH,
BY WHOM KINGS REIGN;
TO THE VIRGIN MOTHER OF GOD
CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN,
BY WHOM PRINCES COMMAND,
WHOM AUSTRIA, DEVOUTLY LOVING, HOLDS AS HER QUEEN AND PATRON;
FERDINAND III, EMPEROR,
CONFIDES, GIVES, CONSECRATES. HIMSELF,
CHILDREN, PEOPLE, ARMIES, PROVINCES,
AND ALL THAT IS HIS,
AND ERECTS IN ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A VOW
THIS STATUE, AS A PERPETUAL MEMORIAL.

D. O. M. supremo coeli terraeque imperatori, per quem reges regnant; Virgini Deiparae Immaculatae Conceptae, per quam principes imperant, in peculiarem Dominam, Austriae Patronam, singulari pietate susceptae, se, liberas, populos, exercitus, provincias, omnia denique confidit, donat, consecrat, et in perpetuam rei memoriam, statuam hanc ex voto ponit Ferdinandus III. Augustus.

But the zeal of Spain for the privilege of the holy Mother of God surpassed that of all other nations. In the year 1398, John I King of Arragon, issued a Chart, in which he solemnly places his person and kingdom under the protection of Mary Immaculate. Later on, Kings Philip III. and Philip IV. sent ambassadors to Rome, soliciting, in their names, the solemn definition, which heaven reserved, in its mercy, for our days. King Charles III. in the last century, obtained permission from Clement XIII., that the Immaculate Conception should be the patronal feast of Spain. The people of Spain, so justly called the Catholic Kingdom, put over the door, or on the front of their houses, a tablet with the words of Mary's privilege written on it; and when they meet, they greet each other with an expression in honour of the same dear mystery. It was a Spanish Nun, Mary of Jesus, Abbess of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception of Agreda, who wrote God's Mystic City, which inspired Murillo with his Immaculate Conception, the master-piece of the Spanish School.

But, whilst thus mentioning the different nations which have been foremost in their zeal for this article of our holy faith, the Immaculate Conception, - it were unjust to pass over the immense share which the Seraphic Order, the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, has had in the earthly triumph of our Blessed Mother, the Queen of heaven and earth. As often as this feast comes round, is it not just that we should think with reverence and gratitude on him, who was the first theologian that showed how closely connected with the divine mystery of the Incarnation is this dogma of the Immaculate Conception? First, then, all honour to the name of the pious and learned John Duns Scotus! And when at length the great day of the Definition of the Immaculate Conception came, how justly merited was that grand audience, which the Vicar of Christ granted to the Franciscan Order, and with which closed the pageant of the glorious solemnity! Pius the Ninth received from the hands of the children of St. Francis a tribute of homage and thankfulness, which the Scotist School, after having fought four hundred years in defence of Mary's Immaculate Conception, now presented to the Pontiff.

In the presence of the fifty-four Cardinals, forty-two Archbishops, and ninety-two Bishops; before an immense concourse of people that filled Saint Peter's, and had united in prayer, begging the assistance of the Spirit of Truth; the Vicar of Christ had just pronounced the decision which so many ages had hoped to hear. The Pontiff had offered the Holy Sacrifice on the Confession of Saint Peter. He had crowned the Statue of the Immaculate Queen with a splendid diadem. Carried on his lofty throne, and wearing his triple crown, he had reached the portico of the basilica; there he is met by the two representatives of St Francis: they prostrate before the throne: the triumphal procession halts: and first, there advances the General of the Friars Minor Observantines; he presents to the Holy Father a branch of silver Lilies: he was followed by the General of the Conventual Friars, holding in his hand a branch of silver Roses. The Pope graciously accepted both. The Lilies and the Roses were symbolical of Mary's purity and love; the whiteness of the silver was the emblem of the lovely brightness of that orb, on which is reflected the light of the Sun; for, as the Canticle says of Mary, "she is beautiful as the Moon." [Cant. vi. 9.] The Pontiff was overcome with emotion at these gifts of the family of the Seraphic Patriarch, to which we might justly apply what was said of the Banner of the Maid of Orleans: "It had stood the brunt of the battle; it deserved to share in the glory of the victory." And thus ended the glories of that grand morning of the Eighth of December, Eighteen-hundred and Fifty-four. It is thus, O thou the humblest of creatures, that thy Immaculate Conception has been glorified on earth! And how could it be else than a great joy to men, that thou art honoured by them, thou the aurora of the Sun of Justice? Dost thou not bring them the tidings of their salvation? Art not thou, O Mary, that bright ray of hope, which suddenly bursts forth in the deep abyss of the world's misery? What should we have been without Jesus? and thou art his dearest Mother, the holiest of God's creatures, the purest of virgins, and our own most loving Mother!

How thy gentle light gladdens our wearied eyes, sweet Mother! Generation had followed generation on this earth of ours. Men looked up to heaven through their tears, hoping to see appear on the horizon the Star, which they had been told should disperse the gloomy horrors of the world's darkness; but death came, and they sank into the tomb, without seeing even the dawn of the Light, for which alone they cared to live. It was for us that God had reserved the blessing of seeing thy lovely rising, O thou fair Morning Star ! which sheddest thy blessed rays on the sea, and bringest calm after the long stormy night! Oh ! prepare our eyes that they may behold the divine Sun which will soon follow in thy path, and give to the world his reign of light and day. Prepare our hearts, for it is to our hearts that this Jesus of thine wishes to show himself. To see him, our hearts must be pure; purify them, thou O Immaculate Mother! The divine wisdom has willed that of the feasts which the Church dedicates to thee, this of thy Immaculate Conception should be celebrated during Advent; that thus the children of the Church, reflecting on the jealous care wherewith God preserved thee from every stain of sin, because thou wast to be the Mother of his divine Son, - might prepare to receive this same Jesus by the most perfect renouncing of every sin and every attachment to sin. This great change must be made; and thy prayers, Mary! will help us to make it. Pray, we ask it of thee by the grace God gave thee in thy Immaculate Conception, that our covetousness may be destroyed, our concupiscence extinguished, and our pride turned into humility. Despise not our prayers, dear Mother of that Jesus who chose thee for his dwelling-place, that he might afterwards find one in each of us.

O Mary! Ark of the Covenant, built of an incorruptible wood, and covered over with the purest gold! help us to correspond with those wonderful designs of our God, who, after having found his glory in thy incomparable purity, wills now to seek his glory in our unworthiness, by making us, from being slaves of the devil, his temples and his abode, where he may find his delight. Help us to this, O thou that by the mercy of thy Son hast never known sin! and receive this day our devoutest praise. Thou art the Ark of Salvation; the one creature unwrecked in the universal deluge; the white Fleece filled with the dew of heaven, whilst the earth around is parched; the Flame which the many waters could not quench; the Lily blooming amidst thorns; the Garden shut against the infernal serpent; the Fountain sealed, whose limpid water was never ruffled; the House of the Lord, whereon his eyes were ever fixed, and into which nothing defiled could ever enter; the mystic City, of which such glorious things are said. We delight in telling all thy glorious titles, O Mary! for thou art our Mother, and we love thee, and the Mother's glory is the glory of her children. Cease not to bless and protect all them that honour thy immense privilege, thou that wast conceived on this day! May this feast fit us for that mystery, for which thy Conception, thy Birth, and thy Annunciation, are all preparations, - the Birth of thy Jesus in Bethlehem: yea, dear Mother, we desire thy Jesus, - give him to us and satisfy the longings of our love.
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Happy #Supercar Saturday!! In honor of the Monaco Grand Prix, the Auto Club will be commemorating some of the most powerful and beautiful supercars ever produced (focusing on racing cars). The Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige". So today, the Auto Club stars a supercar built for this specific environment as well as dominance off the circuit: the MCLAREN F1.

Brief History of the F1 & Variations

Power, pace and peerless quality, the legendary McLaren F1 is a technological masterpiece. It is the fastest production car of its time and the finest sports car of its generation. For many, it's the greatest supercar ever built.

It’s no coincidence that the F1 was conceived during our all-conquering 1988 Formula 1™ season. Built on a carbon fiber chassis and driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, the MP4/4 race car won 15 out of 16 races. It dominated Formula 1™ and set new standards on the track. Designed and built without compromise, the McLaren F1 would do the same on the road.

And with all things, brilliance takes time. It took four years to meticulously plan, design and build the all-conquering F1. Beautifully engineered and exceptionally quick, the F1 broke numerous world records during the ‘90s, and it remains the fastest naturally aspirated road car ever built. Only 106 cars were made in a limited production run, making the F1 one of the most exclusive cars in the world today.
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Indianapolis 500 - 100th Running at The Racing Capital of the World

The Indy 500 is kind of in my backyard, well a few hours away, and while it's probably on every car lover's "bucket list" I'm good staying away this year as it should have a massive turnout, due to it's 100th running. I think it would be fun to be there, but ... crowds.

About the Race

The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May. It is contested as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the top level of American Championship Car racing, an open-wheel formula colloquially known as "Indy Car Racing". The name of the race is often shortened to Indy 500.

The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.

The inaugural running was won by Ray Harroun in 1911. The race celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and the 100th running will be held in 2016. Juan Pablo Montoya is the defending champion. The most successful drivers are A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears, each of whom have won the race four times. The active driver with the most victories is Hélio Castroneves, with three. Rick Mears holds the record for most career pole positions with six. The most successful car owner is Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske, which has 16 total wins and 17 poles.

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