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  • The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: December 8, 2021

    ~Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Our forefather in the Faith, Blessed Pope Pius IX, declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, and promoted filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary to all Catholics throughout the world. I never tire of reading his exhortations, so I am sharing this, again, today: When Catholics pray the Hail Mary, we…

  • Mary is a Queen

    It is the tenth day of November. We will now commence a little reading on the Blessed Virgin Mary from St. Alphonsus Liguori (as I noted yesterday). Again, these readings/excerpts will be brief as we lead up to December the eighth, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception; however, despite their brevity, they are meaty, and quite informative.  ~Note, for those…

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe and The Immaculata

    The Polish Marian Franciscan saint, St. Maximilian Kolbe (b.1894- d.1941), was a tireless devotee and servant-son of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This saint, if he could speak to us today, would impart to us the same advice which he gave in his lifetime via his magazine, radio, and newspaper apostolates: he would tell us to entrust ourselves, our families, our…

  • Blessed Virgin Mary, Hope of Sinners

    Today, I am re-posting a reader favorite excerpt from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori (b. 1696- d. 1787). The subject of this excerpt is: Mary is the hope of sinners. So, sit back and either read this for the first time, or read it again, as the subject is a happy one (to read about the office, duties, and actions of our…

  • Pope Pius XII on the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Today is the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and, for this day, I am posting a 1954 encyclical by Pope Pius XII (b. 1876- d. 1958) which delves into the topic of the queenship of Mary. This papal document remains applicable to us, the living members of the Catholic Church. It is somewhat long, but it…