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  • The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    “As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come…

  • The Catholic Approach to Death

    I was reading a blog article by Msgr. Charles Pope this week wherein he discusses the Catholic approach to death via the teachings of the bishop St. Cyprian (b. 200-210- d. 258).  Msgr. Pope and St. Cyprian state that Christians should be willing to greet death eagerly when it (naturally) approaches as it is the entry into Heaven; and the…

  • Reading about the Blessed Virgin Mary

    We cannot know the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception, if we do not learn about her. I say this, especially, because there has been misinformation promulgated about her from her enemies (yes, Our Lady has enemies) to such an extent, that persons can become confused as to who she is. Today’s post is a bit of information to fill…

  • Birthday Greetings to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    ~Reprint of an article from September 7, 2018 with an additional excerpt (at the end) by Dom Prosper Gueranger: Tomorrow is the celebration of the Nativity of Mary. It is a happy day in the Roman Catholic Church. If we tried to imagine a creature given to us as the Mother of Our Savior, I do not expect that we…

  • Mary, the Virgin Most Powerful

    “Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army in battle array?” ~Cant 6:10 One of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Litany of Loreto is Virgin Most Powerful. I have thought about this title, as you might have, too, wondering: what is the power of Mary?…