Posts Tagged ‘Annunciation’

Mother of Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The Church today rejoices with Divine Mercy Sunday, always observed on the Octave of Easter. Instituted by Saint John Paul II in 2000, this feast of the Lord’s never-ending compassionate love offers “a message about the value of every human being. Each person is precious in God’s eyes; Christ gave his life for each one; […] [Read more]

The Annunciation of the Lord

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Traditionally, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25. But because that date this year was Good Friday, our celebration has been transferred to today. Nevertheless, it is fitting that we pause a moment and reflect upon these two holy days together. The Annunciation commemorates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s […] [Read more]

Devotion to Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Blessed John Paul II’s devotion to Mary was no secret.  His coat of arms carried a large “M” beneath a cross and bore his motto, Totus Tuus, short for “Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt (I am all yours, and all that I have is yours),” reflecting his complete self-giving to Mary.  […] [Read more]