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Solemnity of Saint Joseph

March 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Saints and Blesseds, Solemnity


Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary St Joseph is the Patron of Unborn Children, Protector of Childhood, Protector of Spouses, Protector of the Family, Patron of Fathers, Patron of Immigrants and Workers, Patron of Employment, Patron of Carpenters and of Realtors, Protector of Virgins, Protector of Fugitives, Patron against Doubt and Hesitation, Protector of the Dying, Patron of a Happy Death,... Read More

“Hail Holy Queen”

August 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary, Memorial


“Hail Holy Queen” Millions of times a day at the end of every Rosary, Mary is hailed as the “holy Queen” in whom we find “our life, our sweetness and our hope.” This reality is proof enough that the Church does not want her children to ever forget how important our heavenly Queen is in the life of Christians. Queenship is not very popular in the modern world that has sought to liberate... Read More

Self-Forgetfulness and Abnegation

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Self-forgetfulness and Abnegation   Presence of God – O Lord, You who give Yourself to us even to becoming our food, teach me to give myself to souls even unto total forgetfulness of myself. MEDITATION Another condition necessary for making our activity holy is “generous forgetfulness and abnegation of self” (Pius XII); what is more, without forgetfulness of self, it would be impossible... Read More

Apostolic Immolation

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Apostolic Immolation   Presence of God— O Jesus, immolated for my salvation, make me worthy to immolate myself with You for the salvation of souls. MEDITATION Apostolic prayer must be accompanied by sacrifice, as we learn from the prayer which Jesus made to His Father in the Garden of Olives and on the Cross. Love should urge those who pray to “active sacrifice which does not allow them to... Read More

Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun

October 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Mary, Mary, Pilgrimage


FATIMA AND THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN Today is the 97th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred at Fatima in Portugal at the culmination of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions at the Cova da Iria to three little shepherd children–Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. For those not familiar with the history of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, I encourage you to read... Read More

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Mary, Mary, Solemnity


Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary “The Virgin Mary is exalted above the choirs of angels; let all believers rejoice and bless the Lord.” (Antiphon 2 of Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours) “In their homilies and sermons on this feast the holy fathers and great doctors spoke of the assumption of the Mother of God as something already familiary and accepted... Read More

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