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  • Holy Mother, Hear Our Cries

    Some times a song (a poem!) expresses that which Catholics feel for the Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mary, and the following song (see link) is an example of such a piece of music. It captures the traditional sentiments of love and trust that the Church has had, and we, her children, too, hold towards this good and loving Mother. “By…

  • The Clement and Loving Mother, Mary

    Today, I am going back to The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori. In the excerpt I am posting, the Marian saint speaks of the clemency of Mary and of her great charity. St. Alphonsus relates that: …. to our Lady’s great compassion for sinners, St. Bernard calls her the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey. And St. Leo…

  • Candlemas 2024

    “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”–Saint Francis de Sales Today, on the feast of Candlemas, I am re-posting a poem in which the English Catholic writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton (b. 1874- d. 1936) professed his love of, and need for, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The poem is…

  • Merry Christmas!

    “I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”  ~ Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol by…

  • The Miraculous Medal

    “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” -words inscribed on the front side of the Miraculous Medal as requested by Our Lady Today is the commemoration of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. On this day, we remember the 1830 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris, France. In…