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  • An Encore for May, The Month of Mary

    ~This post is an encore from May of 2023, but its contents remain ever-true, because she to whom it is dedicated stands firm in her goodness, purity, and radiant love. This “she” is the Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mary, and Catholics around the world love her in unison with her Son, Christ Jesus. May God bless you all in May,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Carry On Redux

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring “All…