The 20 Nations of the New Saint Thomas Institute

We now have Members in the New Saint Thomas Institute from the following nations!

  1. Australia
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. China (Hong Kong)
  5. Colombia
  6. England
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. India
  10. Ireland
  11. Lebanon
  12. Malta
  13. Mexico
  14. New Zealand
  15. Philippines
  16. Poland
  17. Scotland
  18. Spain
  19. South Africa
  20. United States of America

As you can see, we are becoming truly catholic or “universal.”

We also have priests, deacons, nuns, monks, friars, postulants, dads, moms, grandfathers, grandmothers, and college students.

Why not make a New Year’s Resolution to study theology with weekly, fun video instruction? As far as I know, this is the only opportunity to be part of a international community for learning Catholic theology.

Learn more about the New Saint Thomas Institute by clicking here.

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#018: A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics! [Podcast]

I’ve been a bitter Catholic, in the past and I don’t want to be one anymore. Are you a “bitter Catholic”? Find out why you might be one and how you can overcome it in this week’s podcast.

I share personal stories and also give some advice for getting closure with 2013 before making goals for 2014.

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Click to Listen: A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics!

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[Visit the Taylor Marshall Podcast ARCHIVE to explore other topics by clicking here.]

1) Proverb of the Week:
Prov 14:10

2) Tip of the Week:
Get closure with last year before you make goals for next year.

3) Featured Segment:
Against Bitter Catholics

4) Latin Word of the Week:

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Podcast Archive
026Thoughts on My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe02/26/2014
025Why is the Catholic Church Roman?02/19/2014
024The Seven Lies We Believe About Our Failures02/11/2014
023How to Restart Your Mental Computer02/06/2014
022Top Five Productivity Tips from Thomas Aquinas01/29/2014
021Did You Miss God’s Plan for Your Life?01/23/2014
020When Prayer Becomes a Chore01/15/2014
01912 Attributes of a Baptized Christian01/08/2014
018A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics!12/30/2013
017Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained12/18/2013
016Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals)12/11/2013
015Total Consecration to Mary12/04/2013
014What’s Your Apostolate?11/27/2013
0136 Items for the Liturgy of Your Life11/20/2013
012Why You Should Be More Creative11/13/2013
011Why Did They Stop Teaching Virtue?11/06/2013
010How Do Saints Hear Our Prayers?10/30/2013
009My Opinion of Martin Luther10/23/2013
008My Top 5 Daily Prayers10/16/2013
007Your Guardian Angel10/03/2013
006How You Can Convert 7 Billion People09/25/2013
0053 Strategies for a Marriage that Sings!09/18/2013
0044 Step Plan When Family Leave the Faith09/12/2013
0035 Tools for Deep Daily Prayer Life09/04/2013
002Three Tips to Increase Your Passion for Life08/28/2013
001How to Find a Spiritual Director08/18/2013

Our 7 Kids in the Marshall Christmas Video

On behalf of my family and the entire team at the New Saint Thomas Institute: Merry ChristMass!!!

Please take a moment to watch this crazy video that we choreographed with out seven children for our Family Christmas Card video. As you can see in the out-takes, it took us quiet a few of takes to get it to work!

If you cannot see the video in your email or browser, please click here.

May God richly bless you, your family, and your friends this Christmas.

You are God’s beloved child and He loves you with an infinite love. He wants to you to be in Heaven with Him forever.

Have a wonderful Christmas and recommit you life and your love to Him.

Merry Christ-Mass!!!

to Jesus through Mary on Christmas (and every day of the year),

PS: To show my appreciation and gratitude to everyone who subscribes to this blog, I’m giving you a Christmas gift. It’s a book defending December 25 as the historical birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ based on biblical and historical research:

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It won’t be available anymore after the New Year, so please get your FREE copy now. To get instructions for the Book Download, click here.

#017: Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained [Podcast]

Do you believed that Mary experienced a painless delivery of Christ? Did you know that the Catholic Church officially teaches that Mary experienced no pain in giving birth to our Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas?

Find out more in today’s podcast, plus get your Tip of the week, Proverb of the week, and Latin word of the week.

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Click to Listen: Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained

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[Visit the Taylor Marshall Podcast ARCHIVE to explore other topics by clicking here.]

1) Proverb of the Week:
Prov 14:23

2) Tip of the Week:

3) Featured Segment:
Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained

Recommended book:

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4) Latin Word of the Week:

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Your Free Christmas Gift: God’s Birthday – Why Christ was Born on Dec 25 and Why It Matters

To show my appreciation and gratitude to everyone who subscribes to this blog and to all the Members of the New Saint Thomas Institute, I’m giving you a Christmas gift. It’s a book:

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Christ was Born on Christmas: Why December 25?

After doing research on the subject, I am convinced that Christ was truly born on December 25 (against what all the experts say on TV, Time, and Newsweek). More than that, I believe that he was born on December 25 in the year 1BC. In our calendar, there was no year 0. It goes from 1 BC to 1 AD.

This would mean that Dec 2013 is really and truly the 2013th anniversary of Christ’s birth on Dec 25. My convictions on this matter (which may seem shocking) are based on the Church Fathers, secular history, and an analysis of the faulty dating of Josephus regarding the reign and death of Herod. Locating the precise date of Christ’s birth has important theological ramifications.

How do you get your copy?

God’s Birthday will be on sale for Kindle download. However, it will be available for FREE as an ebook to everyone who becomes an email subscriber to this blog. You can subscribe by clicking here.

“What if I am already a subscriber?”

If you are already an email subscriber to my weekly blog posts, simply update your profile and check the blocks that apply to you so that I know what you would like more of by way of posts and free items. You’ll also get a digital copy. Update your existing subscriber profile, by clicking here.

When is it available?

It will be available to everyone by December 20. Stay tuned. We are still formatting the text file. In the meantime, become a FREE subscriber or update your subscription profile by clicking here.

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas!

ad Jesum per Mariam,

PS: Just so people aren’t confused:

  1. “Subscribers” – they subscribe to the weekly email updates and podcasts by starting or updating their subscription.
  2. “Members” of NSTI – Members receive HD video courses, bonus items, more free books, have access in our Forum, and receive benefits associated with NSTI

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Mary Undoer of Knots – Pope Francis’ Favorite Marian Devotion

Do you have some “knots” in your life? Here’s the solution! Pope Francis has a very special devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Many have never heard of this devotion, but it’s a great one…going all the way back to the second century.

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Before describing “Our Lady Undoer of Knots,” I’d like to share a recent experience from my own life as it relates to this special Marian devotion:

During the offertory of our High Mass for the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a student tapped me on the shoulder, “Dr. Marshall, you’re needed in the courtyard.” I was a bit puzzled, but I followed the student outside.Outside in the courtyard, I saw one of the altar servers handing a hot thurible and the chains were tangled and knotted. The priest was about to incense the altar, and in its current condition, the thurible would not close. It was a jangled up mess. Apparently, the base of the thurible had flipped over a few times and the chains were wound up around each other. If you have handled a thurible, you may have experienced this before.

We literally had 45 seconds until the priest needed the thurible at the altar. I prayed, “Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.” And like magic I tumbled around the base of the thurible about three times. Aha! It was straight again. The altar server used his bare hands to put the coals in the thurible (he was in a hurry, after all) and he darted inside to the altar…just in time.So what is meant by the title Our Lady Undoer of Knots?

Pope Francis’s Devotion to ‘Our Lady Undoer of Knots’

Our new Pope Francis has been one of the chief promoters of “Our Lady Undoer of Knots.” When Pope Francis, then Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was studying in Germany, he was stunned by a Bavarian painting of “Holy Mary, Our Lady Untier of Knots.” He acquired a copy of the painting and brought it to Argentina and promoted devotion to Mary under this title. Apparently it has caught on with the faithful of Argentina.It is interesting that this Marian devotion of Pope Francis is rooted in Bavaria – it therefore creates a bridge between the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI and that of Pope Francis. In fact, Cardinal Bergoglio had an image of Our Lady Undoer of Knots engraved into a chalice and presented it to Pope Benedict XVI.

The Theology of Our Lady Undoer of Knots

The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century – less than one hundred years after the death of the Apostles. Saint Irenaeus of Lyons wrote “the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.” (Adversus haereses, 3, 22) This is one of the earliest examples of describing Mary as the “New Eve.” Eve, standing next to Adam, is the “co-peccatrix” (co-sinner) Mary, standing next to Christ crucified, is the “co-redemptrix” (co-redemptress). This does not mean that Mary directly saves or redeems us. It means that Mary consents and participates in the redemptive action of Christ. Her role is congruent and relative to the condign and absolute role of Christ.

Our Lady Undoer of Knots is Patristic and may be the way forward for establishing and expanding Marian theology. The doctrine of Mary’s universal mediation and her subordinate role to Christ in human salvation is beautifully summed up in this saying of Saint Irenaeus of Lyons. The fact that it goes back to the second century reveals that this is not a medieval accretion. It’s a doctrine deriving from the Apostles themselves.

Question: Had you heard of this devotion, Our Lady Undoer of Knots? If so, in what part of the world do you live? Is it popular there? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Your 10 Bonuses (and Free Book) Will Expire in 24 Hours

This is just a friendly reminder that our Guadalupe special offer for new Members to our New Saint Thomas Institute ends in 24 hours (3pm on Dec 12).

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If you’re thinking about joining NSTI, please do not miss this bonus offer.*

Here is what you’ll get for signing up today:

  1. Ebook version (pdf) of my most popular book The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholicism (retail $14.95)
  2. I’m giving you the “How to Learn and Pronounce Latin” Course (valued at $197) for FREE (live on Dec 12). Combining the book  above and these Latin courses, that’s over $210 in value – for free when you sign up.
  3. My mp3 presentation on the Theology of Saint Joseph: Josephology
  4. My mp3 presentation on “How we Lost Catholic Masculinity and How We Can Regain It”
  5. My mp3 presentation on “How to Pray the Rosary Daily” (live on Dec 12)
  6. Bonus Courses on Learning Logic
  7. Access to our Member Forum where I and others answer your questions.
  8. Thomas Aquinas Reading list (Bibliography)
  9. Outlines to the Summa theologiae
  10. Full access to all previous high-definition video courses. This means literally hours of interesting college-like courses in theology delivered to your computer.

* Current previously enrolled Members will receive the bonuses automatically.

Not only do you get the 10 bonuses above, you’ll also receive all the standard features of the New Saint Thomas Institute:

  1. December’s video courses will feature our Blessed Virgin Mary and Mariology
  2. 1 or 2 HD quality video courses come out every Tuesday – what we call “Thomas Tuesdays”
  3. Watch the courses in your own home on a computer, iPad, tablet, or mobile device.
  4. You can watch the courses on your time. No deadlines. No papers. No tests. No schedules. Learn how and when you want to learn.
  5. Master Courses – theological courses
  6. Life Lessons – practical course, for example, “How to examine your conscience”
  7. Screencasts – walk you through how to read the Summa
  8. Expert Interviews – interviews with experts in their field
  9. I give you the notes, so you don’t have to take notes
  10. Quit any time. No semester long contracts. It’s month to month.
  11. Tuition is ridiculously inexpensive for the time being: currently $25 per month (compare this to conservative Catholic college tuition at about $2,100 per class).
  12. If you enroll in the New Saint Thomas Institute before December 12 (Thursday/Our Lady of Guadalupe), you can take all the previous 17 video courses for October/November, plus receive the 10 bonuses above.

We estimate the value of all the academic material and bonuses is worth well over $1,200.

You get it all for $25 by being an early adopter to our Institute and joining before Dec 12. You will also be able to keep your $25 intro tuition locked in forever before it goes up to around $40. And if want to quit later, you can keep the bonuses and the book!

So if you’re still on the fence, today is the time to join the New Saint Thomas Institute before the tuition goes up and you miss out on the bonuses. It takes just a few quick seconds to sign up.

Learn how to become an NSTI Member by clicking here.

to Jesus through Mary,

PS: New Member J. Griffith wrote me saying:

I signed up for the New Saint Thomas Institute; best decision I could have made to help my faith. Well done.”

Hundreds of our Members are finding the New Saint Thomas Institute to be tremendously valuable. Please join us. We have students in 15 nations and on every single continent (except for Antarctica).

You can read more NSTI Member testimonials by clicking here.

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#016: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals) [Podcast]

Do you have a hard time keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, this week’s podcast is just for you.

Plus we look at the Backstory of the Our Lady of Guadalupe – going all the way back to Saint Luke the Evangelist.

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Click to Listen: Our Lady of Guadalupe

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[Visit the Taylor Marshall Podcast ARCHIVE to explore other topics by clicking here.]

1) Proverb of the Week:
Prov 13:12

2) Tip of the Week:
Secret to Setting Goals that Stick

3) Featured Segment:
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Recommended book: Paul Badde’s Maria of Guadalupe:

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4) Latin Word of the Week:

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