Category Archives: Our Lady
Category: Our Lady
AsiaNews: Hundreds of thousands of people, both Catholic and non Catholic this month have flocked to the nation’s Marian shrines to celebrate the feasts of St. Anne and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
I use the word “dormition” (sleep) in the title as Our Lord used it in referring to the death of Lazarus. Our Lady did truly die, desiring to be in all things like Jesus, as the article that follows demonstrates from tradition. Mary was in the tomb for forty hours, just as was her Son. She did not rise from the dead but was assumed, … More →
There are four defined dogmas of the Faith concerning Our Lady’s divine prerogatives. They are: 1) Her Immaculate Conception, 2) Her Perpetual Virginity, 3) Her Divine Maternity, and 4) Her Glorious Assumption. How fitting it is that she whose fiat brought down the Son of God into her womb should also reign as Queen of Heaven with a glorified body. To be crowned, a queen, … More →
AsiaNews: The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Rai, yesterday renewed the consecration of Lebanon and all the Middle East to the “Immaculate Heart of Mary” (pictured). The devotional act comes within the framework of the Fatima apparitions (1917), during which the Blessed Virgin had explicitly asked for the consecration of Russia to her “Immaculate Heart”. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
AsiaNews: Thousands of Catholics have come on pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan, on the feast day of Mary Help of Christians. But according to the Diocese of Shanghai, the lists of pilgrims include at least 20,000 people who made the journey during the month of May. Others are praying throughout China in their own communities. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, … More →
1Peter5: Today, May 21, 2016, the Holy See Press Office has released, in its daily bulletin, a statement attributed to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The statement categorically denies the affirmation, reported here, from Fr. Ingo Dollinger, which speaks of a private conversation in which then-Cardinal Ratzinger spoke to Dollinger, a personal friend, about there being more to the Third Secret of Fatima than was published by the … More →
1Peter5: Maike Hickson:Today, on the Feast of Pentecost, I called Fr. Ingo Dollinger, a German priest and former professor of theology in Brasil, who is now quite elderly and physically weak. He has been a personal friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for many years. Father Dollinger unexpectedly confirmed over the phone the following facts: Not long after the June 2000 publication of the Third Secret … More →
AsiaNews: The people of Aleppo “are in shock, the schools are closed, children stay at home, shops have lowered their shutters…the streets “have been emptied of cars and people”. Everyone, “avoids having to go out, although this does not mean that homes are safer, because the bombs can strike anywhere”. A ghost town, battered by war and violence, is what 44 year old Franciscan Fr. Alsabagh … More →
This is a good and concise defense of the dogma of Our Lady’s Perpetual Virginity by Tim Staples for Catholic Answers. Perhaps the two most commonly employed texts by those who deny Mary’s perpetual virginity are: Matthew 13:55-56: Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brethren James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all of … More →
Thursday, April 28, is the feast day of our Order’s patron saint. Louis de Montfort. It is also the 300th anniversary of his death. Joseph Pronechen has provided 21 of his favorite quotes (below) from the Marian saint. They are gems. National Catholic Register: April 28 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, one of the most important promoters … More →
America Needs Fatima: Because of its proximity to Rome, the city was chosen by many patricians and imperial courtiers as a site for their country villas. The vast gardens surrounding these villas often served as the stage for perverse feasts, pagan games and heathen rituals in honor of the gods to whom the Romans attributed the fertility of their fields. One of these celebrations was held … More →
Rorate Caeli: “The entire Church will undergo a tremendous trial, to clean up the mass of rotten flesh that has infiltrated into Her ministers, in particular among the Orders of poverty: a moral trial, a spiritual trial. For the time indicated in the heavenly books, priests and faithful will be placed at a perilous turning-point in the world of the lost, which will rush to the … More →
First a Catholic Church in Norwood, then a Catholic Church in Burlington, Massachusetts, have had property vandalized. A sign of the diabolical influence on the perpetrators is the desecration of statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary in both locations. Parishioners at Norwood’s Saint Catherine of Siena Church witnessed a statue of Our Lady splashed with black paint. The Faithful who worship at Burlington’s Saint Margaret’s … More →
I read a short article recently about the relation of Columbus to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I cannot find it. But I can put it in my own words while adding a fact or two. In the great victory of Lepanto (October 7, 1571), in which the Holy League defeated the Moslems who were invading Christendom, the head of the Christian fleet, Don Juan of Austria, … More →
AsiaNews: Today we publish the second part of Khalifa el-Khoder’s story. The 21-year-old Syrian delves into his seven-month captivity in the hands of the Islamic State. His descent into hell began when he drew a picture of the Virgin Mary on a wall in Aleppo, as a sign of peace. [There is a link in the article for Part 1] Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.