First Things, Matthew Schmitz: When I was three years old, I asked my pregnant mother whether Jesus could come into me as my baby brother had come into her. It was my inept way of saying that I wanted to … Continue reading
The Sub Tuum Praesidium is the most ancient of all Marian Hymns, dating back to the fourth century. It addresses Our Lady as Mother of God (Theotokos) a century before the definition of the same at the Council of Ephesus. … Continue reading
Sprituality and Charism, Father Joseph Mary Futy, M.S.: Maximin said: “The ‘Beautiful Lady’ wore a cross, about eight inches long: on one side of the cross there was a hammer and on the other, pincers” (from “Notes of Fr. D. Lagier”). … Continue reading
The Faith, the Family, the Future, Father Patrick O’Connor: On Friday morning, September 10th, 1937, I came face to face with a miracle. The meeting place was a bustling railway station in France. There was no mistaking the miracle, as … Continue reading
Although we do not celebrate Our Lady’s dormition or death as a liturgical feast day with a Mass, the Catholic Church has, from the earliest times, celebrated her glorious Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, on August 15. As of … Continue reading
July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular. ATX Catholic, Guadalupe Rodriguez: Blessed Isidore Bakanja is the first martyr of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel whose feast we celebrate … Continue reading
The Remnant: Last week President Trump received a scapular and a lesson on Fatima from Edward Baza Calvo, governor of Guam since 2011. Report is here.
Not sure what to think of this. In any event, the intentions of the Filipinos were good. And these scuba divers are like little children embracing their Mother, beautiful Watch the video. ChurchPop: In the video below, you see something pretty … Continue reading
ChurchPop: Famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli recently performed at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, Portugal, as part of an on-going celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions there. See here.
CNA: As infants, Monica and Cristian Moya were hovering on the verge of death. But after their mother consecrated them to the Virgin Mary, they recovered from a severe case of pneumonia. Story is here.
I am reading Part One (of three parts) of The Wondrous Childhood of the Most Holy Mother of God by Saint John Eudes. It is a masterpiece of filial devotion to the Mother of God, reflecting on her holy childhood, … Continue reading
Catholic Exchange, Fr Donald Calloway, MIC: The Servant of God Frank Duff (1889-1980) was born into a wealthy family in Dublin, Ireland, in 1889. During his youth, he was hit in the ear by a cricket ball; consequently, his hearing … Continue reading
Marge Fenelon: They call her La Negrita, or the Black Madonna, and she’s the Patron Saint of Costa Rica. In many ways, you might call her a “real doll.” In 1635, a young Tico, or native, girl looking for firewood in the … Continue reading
Aleteia, Cynthia Dermody: : Federick Yap was born and raised by his single mother in the Philippines, where he was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic school — but he never really considered himself very devout, nor did he have a … Continue reading
One would think that all Egypt would have been converted to the Catholic Faith upon a million people in 1968 having viewed this apparition, an apparition of Mary repeated many times (even the Moslem President at the time. Abdel Nasser … Continue reading