“She is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror.” ~Antiphon for the feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary at Lourdes Hail to Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2023!
As we head towards the second day of February, which is the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary/the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, also known as Candlemas, I thought you might like to read a homily on this commemoration from St. Anthony of Padua (b. 1195- d. 1231). St. Anthony was noted in his day…
Rosa Mystica by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins 1. The rose in a mystery, where is it found? Is it anything true? Does it grow upon ground? — It was made of earth’s mould but it went from men’s eyes And its place is a secret and shut in the skies. Refrain — In the gardens of God, in the daylight…
The Immaculate Conception 2022
The day breaks, and like my fellow Catholics throughout the world, I remember the Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception, on her grand feast day. For this delightful day, I am posting an article which was printed on Rorate Caeli, and was written by Fr. Serafino M. Lanzetta, titled: The Primacy of Mary as Immaculate Conception. The source…
Saint Catherine Laboure, November 28
Today, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the French saint Catherine (Zoe) Laboure (b. 1806- d. 1876). Catherine was a farmer’s daughter who grew up in turbulent times; and, besides the cultural upheaval around her, the little Zoe, as she was known to her family, experienced personal turbulence when she lost her mother to death at the age of nine. At the time…