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St. Padre Pio and the Immaculate Conception of Mary

From RETURN TO FATIMA St. Pio of Pietrelcina’s loving meditation on the Immaculate Conception of Mary and his prayer to her: “From all eternity, Almighty God took delight in what was to be the most perfect work of His hands, … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception: God’s Glorious Work

    AT length, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messias was to be born before the Messias Himself;  and … Continue reading

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John Duns Scotus – The ‘Subtle Doctor’

Today the Church commemorates Bl. John Duns Scotus, a Franciscan Priest and Theologian of the 13th Century. Next to St. Bonaventure, Bl. John is perhaps the most important and influential theologian in the history of the Franciscan Order. He was … Continue reading

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Octave of the Immaculate Conception

“Thou art terrible as an army set in array.”–Cant. vi. The Holy Ghost assures us that the life of man is a warfare. It began at the fall of our first parents, and rested upon all of Adam’s descendants, excepting … Continue reading

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From Guadalupe to Fatima, 2020

Hail, O Virgin of Guadalupe, Empress of America!Keep forever under thy powerful patronage the purity and integrity of Our Holy Faithon the entire American continent. Amen. (Pope Pius XII) Pope Pius XII is reported to have said of Our Lady of Guadalupe, “For … Continue reading

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1-Day Online Marian Conference on December 8th: Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Assumption

CP&S comment: This Marián Conference taking place livestream on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a “don’t miss” event. It will be held by the holy traditional priests, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, at their little haven in … Continue reading

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Meditation on the Immaculate Conception – by Saint Pio

Eternal Love, Spirit of Light and Truth, make a way into my poor mind and allow me to penetrate as far as it is possible to a wretched creature like myself, into that abyss of grace, of purity and of … Continue reading

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O Pure and Immaculate Virgin Mary

O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful, we sing thy praises. … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception of Mary

Today, 8 December, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The Catholic proclamation of 1854 stated that Mary “was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty … Continue reading

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