This entry is updated from last year. Today, December 18, is a feast of long standing in the Latin Church. Though its Mass and office will not be offered liturgically in most places (owing to its not being a universal … Continue reading
NBCNews San Diego: The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Sherman Heights has something no other Walmart has. “It’s the only Walmart in the world with a plaque of our Blessed Mother,” said Father Richard Brown, who has been a priest in the … Continue reading
AsiaNews: “Let yourselves be gripped by the spirit of faith, to continue to spread the message of Jesus in everyday life ” is the invitation launched by Mgr . Aloysius Paul D’ Souza , Bishop of Mangalore ( Karnataka ) , … Continue reading
Catholic News Service: Purported visions of Mary, if taken in the wrong spirit, can sow confusion and distance people from the Gospel, Pope Francis said. Curiosities distance people “from the Gospel, from the Holy Spirit, from peace and hope, from God’s … Continue reading
A friend sent me this photo.
In the 1970 calendar, the feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary was moved from August 22 to June in order to show its alignment with the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the feast of the Queenship of Mary was transferred from … Continue reading
This is great news and is certainly necessary for the restoration of the Faith in Erinn. Other countries that have been consecrated collegially to the Immaculate Heart of Mary include (I am not counting what would be a long list … Continue reading
As we ourselves gratefully remember Hilaire Belloc this year, especially on the 60th Anniversary of his death, let us first consider “Courtesy,” his brief and evocatively allusive poem of seven short, rhymed stanzas (six four-line ones, and a final three-line … Continue reading
Army? Why, one may ask, do we use military terms for anything associated with our gentle Queen, like army and legion? Military terms are not new in the Church. Indeed, as children in Catholic school, did we not learn to … Continue reading
Review of 1917: Red Banners, White Mantle by Warren H. Carroll (1981) Christendom Press. Every once in awhile a book will come into one’s hands that is impossible to put down, ends too soon, and begs to be read again … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Pope Francis has invited “all Catholics in the world” to join Chinese believers in prayer on May 24, to Our Lady of Sheshan, “I urge all Catholics around the world to join in prayer with our brothers and sisters who … Continue reading
Catholics know and love Our Lady of Fatima. We are familiar with the miraculous happenings of 1917 when Our Blessed Lady appeared to the three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. We know the promises of … Continue reading
Massachusetts Repulican: On Sunday, Mother’s Day, the Madonna of the South Boulevard traffic island will appear again. Full report here.
Here at Saint Benedict Center there is a pious devotion to the five prayers the angel and Our Lady gave to the Fatima children. Our third order members know them by heart. If you do not know these prayers, you … Continue reading