Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady’

A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church. In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The […]

“It is typical in the Church to celebrate a saint’s death – day instead of the saint’s birthday, for “the Church always argued that it was premature to celebrate a birthday because the rest of the life of the person born on that day was subject to such ambiguity” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI).  The birthday […]

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred […]

For six successive months in 1917, Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, dressed in radiant white, as if “clothed with the sun” (Revelation 12:1) She told them to pray a daily rosary, and taught them a prayer to add to each decade of the rosary: Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save […]

Today we celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven.  Pope Benedict expresses the beauty of what Our Lady means to us “By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will […]

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“For we never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.” (St. Louis Marie de Montfort; True Devotion to Mary, […]