Tag Archives: Immaculate Conception
Yesterday, April 16, was the feast day of Saint Bernadette on the new calendar. This was the day that she died, her birthday into heaven. The old feast day for this most blessed saint was the eighteenth of February, for it was on that day in 1858, that Our Lady first spoke to her in the grotto at Lourdes.
Saint Pius X’s Encyclical Anticipating the 50th Anniversary of the Definition of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Pius X wrote the following encyclical Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum on the feast of Our Lady’s Purification, February 2, 1904: An interval of a few months will again bring round that most happy day on which, fifty years ago, Our Predecessor Pius IX., Pontiff of holy memory, surrounded by a noble crown of Cardinals and Bishops, pronounced and promulgated with the authority of the … More →
Today was (I’m posting this at night) the great feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With the exception of the birthday of Him who was to be born of her, there is no more important birthday in the history of the world. In fact, the Church celebrates only one other birthday besides those of Jesus and Mary and that is the … More →
For two thousand years now, scholars, theologians, and poets have attempted to plumb the depths of a certain human being in order to gain a better understanding and appreciation of God’s love for suffering humanity. They have studied the doctrines concerning her, wondered at her privileges and prerogatives, and praised her beauty of body and soul.
(From the Housetops is indebted to Father Martin, the superior of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for his permission to publish the following conference of St. Maximilian Kolbe in our magazine. It has been transcribed exactly as it appears in the book Roman Conferences of St. Maximilian Kolbe, published by the Academy of the Immaculate.) (The Editor)
MARY IS THE MOTHER OF GOD. She is the virginal mother of only one Child.
(Dealing with two common objections against the Faith.) A Note of Introduction: In its first part, this article employs the use of some fundamental concepts of logic, the art and science of correct reasoning. As an aid to the reader, there is a miniscule glossary of philosophical terms at the end of the piece: “A Little Logic.”
THIS AUTHOR HAS NOT had the blessing of visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nor does he ever expect to be given that privilege. Therefore, in describing the miraculous Image I can only relate what has come to my mind, either from contemplating the excellent copies I have had before me while writing this article, or from what I have garnered from other … More →
(240K PDF version of this same article. ) Introduction. Mr. Thomas Sparks, of Bedfordshire, England, has posted an “Open Letter” to me on his web site. The present offering is my reply.
Thy head is like Carmel: and the hairs of thy head as the purple of the king bound in the channels. (Cant. 7:5) In the ancient land of Palestine lies Mount Carmel (in Hebrew, Hakkarmel, “the garden”), the crown of a mountain range renowned for its beauty. Adorned with numerous aromatic plants and wild flowers, its heights are also covered with pine, prickly oak, myrtle, … More →