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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Beauty of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

The acclaimed British novelist J.R.R. Tolkien loved the Blessed Mother and considered her the standard for beauty. My daughter is currently reading The Lord of the Rings for the second time. As she progresses, I’m trying to point out to her … Continue reading

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Important message from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Dear members of the Confraternity, The Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes and its accompanying letter from Pope Francis have shocked us all. We have not yet been informed of any definitive decisions regarding the future of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion, and more

With grateful thanks to Fr Z for this beautiful and inspiring devotional post: Fr. Vierling made my day today by posting on Twitter this wonderful 17th c. Flemish School painting of the Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion from St. John, who is … Continue reading

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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Monday after Pentecost)

Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, you are the fairest daughter of Israel, chosen and prepared by God as the sacred vessel to replace Mother Synagogue with Mother Church. Eve approaches you like mother to daughter, old Eve to New … Continue reading

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Vatican Betrays Virgin Mary for Prophet Muhammad

CP&S comment: Many thanks to Father Z for drawing attention to yet another outrage from the Vatican. As a commenter on his blog writes: Sins against the Sorrowful & Immaculate Heart of Mary, are NOT treated lightly (especially when done … Continue reading

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Hoping Against All Hope With Mary At The Foot Of The Cross

The Virgin Mary’s hope at the foot of the Cross is a determining factor of her maternal calling. By being united with her Divine Son as He suffered and died on the Cross: The Church teaches: “In this singular way … Continue reading

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Mary’s Solitude During the Public Life of Jesus

Saturday is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today let us meditate on her solitude during those three years of her Divine Son’s public life. The role of the Blessed Virgin during the public life of her Son was totally … Continue reading

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Septem Dolorum Beatae Mariae Virginis

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Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us!

St Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) received extraordinary “Revelations” from the Lord, who nevertheless told her that one must “distinguish between the Scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit and the pious writings of Christians. Only the Gospels canonized by the Church … 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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A Note on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Birthday by Father John Corapi

Today, the 8th. Sept., is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Feast has been celebrated in the Church at least since the 8th Century. The Church’s calendar observes the birthdays of only two saints: Saint … Continue reading

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