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  • 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.…

  • On the History and Meaning of the Holy Name of Mary

    Several weeks ago, I came upon a portion of a book about the Blessed Virgin Mary online. It was a cold day in February, and I went down the proverbial rabbit hole looking into old books that teach of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The one I stumbled upon was written in 1922 by Cardinal Alexis-Henri-Marie Lépicier, O.S.M., and is titled The Fairest…

  • Our Lady of Lourdes 2023

    “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!