Here is the oration that the Church prays in the Mass and Office of the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, otherwise known as Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15): Deus, in cujus passióne, secúndum Simeónis … Continue reading
Here is the oration that the Church prays in the Mass and Office of the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary: Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut fidéles tui, qui sub sanctíssimæ Vírginis Maríæ Nómine et protectióne lætántur; ejus pia … Continue reading
Here is the oration that the Church prays in the Mass and Office of Our Lady’s Nativity: Fámulis tuis, quǽsumus, Dómine, cæléstis grátiæ munus impertíre: ut, quibus beátæ Vírginis partus éxstitit salútis exórdium; Nativitátis eius votíva solémnitas pacis tríbuat increméntum. … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pronechen: It was Christmas Eve, 1841, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Montana was still decades from statehood. The Salish Indians in that locality had welcomed missionaries only in September. Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, the well-known Jesuit missionary, … Continue reading
The False: Back during the 1990s, we were sent a pamphlet entitled “Two Hours With Sister Lucia” [available here]. It was generated by an interpreter whose address was given as St. Anne’s Oratory in Fátima, Portugal, the transcription with many photographs … Continue reading
Listening to Sister Deirdre Byrne’s otherwise wonderful speech at the RNC I was taken aback by her referral to Our Lady as an “unwed mother.” The speech could hardly have been more Catholic if it were not for that unfortunate … Continue reading
Transcript of her address to the RNC provided by CNA. Here’s how she ends her speech: “President Trump has earned the support of America’s pro-life community. Moreover, he has a nationwide of religious standing behind him. You’ll find us here … Continue reading
Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter: At the northern reaches of the Sonoran desert, Phoenix is known for blazing hot summers. This year, however, thanks to parishioners of our Mater Misericordiae apostolate, the Valley of the Sun will be blazing with … Continue reading
Vatican News:Korean Cardinal Andrew Soo-jung Yeom, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang, announces the dedication of the Diocese of Pyongyang to Our Lady of Fatima on 15 August. Report is here.
Church Miltant, Bradley Eli:The former head of the Vatican’s highest court is renewing his urgent call to consecrate Russia by name. Speaking at the Rome Life Forum on Wednesday, Cdl. Raymond Burke called for the Church to include the consecration of … Continue reading
Mary’s dowry, whence Angles are as angels. Crisis Magazine, Theo Howard: Pope Leo XIII famously prophesied, “When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England.” We have signs of hope that this is beginning to take place. As … Continue reading
CNA, Perry West: A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents’ driveway bringing religious art to her local community during the quarantine. More here with pictures.
I came across a website today called The Restless Pilgrim. There is a brief article from 2013 which was written to defend Our Lady’s Perpetual Virginity. The article “The ‘brothers’ of Jesus” is very good and worth reading. There is … Continue reading
Aleteia: An expert in Marian devotion, Fr. Donald H. Calloway, confirms this conclusion in his book Champions of the Rosary and explains how, “After the Black Death, the second half of the Hail Mary began to appear in the breviaries of religious … Continue reading
First Things, James Matthew Wilson: As a student in the fourth grade of Saint Thomas Aquinas School in East Lansing, Michigan, I looked about me and saw a great landscape whose meaning lay in the saints who had moved across … Continue reading