Category Archives: Marian

BISHOP CHALLONER’S MEDITATION FOR DECEMBER 8TH, ON THE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN.

  Tota pulchra es, Maria, es macula originalis non est in te.   Consider first, how man who was originally created in justice and sanctity – to be happy here in grace and innocence, and eternally happy hereafter in the … Continue reading

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The speech of angels is song

Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song, in which all the glory of the great joy that they proclaim becomes tangibly present. And so, from that moment, the angels’ song of praise has never gone … Continue reading

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October, month of the Holy Rosary

 Pope Leo XIII: In Mary, God has given us the most zealous guardian of Christian unity. There are, of course, more ways than one to win her protection by prayer, but as for Us, We think that the best and … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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Private revelations: Are they reliable?| AD2000

Above is a photo of crowds of mostly Catholics that gathered for weeks in front of what looked like an image of our Blessed Mother that had appeared suddenly in one of the windows of a largish private hospital. This hospital … Continue reading

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St Luke

Mabuse – St Luke October 18.–ST. LUKE. My first thought, when St Luke is mentioned, is of him as a writer, leaving us the vivid pen-portraits in the gospel that bears his name and Acts. However, tradition has it that … Continue reading

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Cor ad Cor Loquitur

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Nailing jelly to the wall

Once again Ches hits the nail on the head: … today’s events in Rome are another indication of how complex it is trying to get a handle on this pope. I have no need to rehearse again here the various … Continue reading

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Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

From the Catholic Herald online: The Bishop of Shrewsbury will consecrate his diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday. Bishop Mark Davies’s act of consecration will mirror Pope Francis’s, the Pope will consecrate the world to Our Lady’s … Continue reading

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Maria Victrix

Veronese, the Doges’ palace, Venezia The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in … Continue reading

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Saint John Eudes and the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary

St John Eudes, (November 14, 1601 – August 19, 1680) was a French priest, missionary, founder of religious congregations and writer. In his book La Vie et le Royaume de Jésus, St John Eudes taught about the mystically united hearts of Jesus and Mary: “You … Continue reading

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Full text of Archbishop Eamon Martin’s homily and the Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Yesterday Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock, consecrated Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Below is the text (in full) of his homily. Out in Italy, at the monastery of … Continue reading

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Even on Mount Tabor, Mary Kept a Low Profile

  In the most glorious moments of Jesus’ life—on Mount Tabor, at his entrance into Jerusalem, or when he performed miracles—Mary kept a low profile. Only at times of the greatest danger and sadness is she present and her courage … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

Litany of Intercession to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, … Continue reading

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Pontificate of Pope Francis is to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Report from the Sanctuary of Fatima dated 11 April 2013. On their website: http://www.santuario-fatima.pt/portal/index.php?id=61512 As an answer to the request of the Pope to the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, asking that he consecrate the Pope’s Pontificate to Our … Continue reading

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