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  • 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…

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary on Holy Saturday: The Tower of Ivory

          “Let us transport ourselves in spirit to the holy mountain of Calvary, to the foot of the cross, beside Mary… She practices there an unalter- able patience. She stands up in the midst of the horrible tempest like a rock surrounded by waves, which beat against it without causing it to fall. Neither the abyss into which…

  • Friday of Passion Week 2023: Our Lady of Sorrows

      Today, on the Friday of Passion Week, the Church takes a day to remember the sufferings of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross, one of her Seven Sorrows. The following is an excerpt from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year which tells us about today’s commemoration. I think you will find it to be most informative.…

  • The Annunciation 2023

    “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” ~Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Tomorrow, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates possibly the most beautiful moment in the history of the world, the Annunciation; or, as the day of the Annunciation is known, Lady Day.…