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  • The Sweet and Holy Name of Mary

    As September in the year 2023 progresses, and the leaves are beginning to turn to yellow, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the Most Holy Name of Mary. The Church’s liturgy for today is a veritable feast which delights in the contemplation of this holy name as seen here. Dom Prosper Gueranger (b. 1805- d. 1875) in his book The Liturgical…

  • Hail to Mary, Our Blessed Virgin Mother, on Her Nativity

    ~September the eighth is the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. The world was changed at the birth of Our Lady as described by Dom Prosper Gueranger in the following (refreshed for today) 2018 Marian Room post (for further reading, you might open the linked items in the post): Today is the celebration…

  • St. Anthony and the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Today, June the thirteenth, is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, who is also known as the hammer of the heretics. Five years ago, we wrote about his teaching on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am posting this writing again, today, as it is such a delight to learn about the…

  • The Queenship of Mary, May 31

    On the last day of May, the Church commemorates the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and for this day, I am posting an article (in bold print with source cited at the end) by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski which was published in New Liturgical Movement. The article is titled, “Mighty, Conquering Warrior”: The Queenship of Mary. And, speaking of our Queen, and…

  • Hail Glorious May: the Month of Mary

    “The Child Christ lives on from generation to generation in the poets, very often the frailest of [mortals], but [mortals] whose frailty is redeemed by a child’s unworldliness, by a child’s delight in loveliness, by the spirit of wonder. Christ was a poet, and all through his life the Child remains perfect in him. It was the poet, the unworldly…