Posts Tagged ‘Blessed Mother’

Modeling the Faith of Mary in Her Calling and Life

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

In the liturgical life of the Church, Saturday is the day of the week in which we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was the disciple who best kept faith on the day that Jesus spent in the tomb. Today, nine months before Christmas, yet in the midst of Lent, we also celebrate the Solemnity […] [Read more]

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

As people around the world make resolutions for the future and for new beginnings on this New Year’s Day, which is also the octave day of Christmas, it is fitting that the Church lifts up for us the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Celebrating this solemnity on this first day of the […] [Read more]

Our Gift to Mary on the Feast of Her Nativity

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tomorrow is an unusual observance in the life of the Church. We celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Why is this unusual? After all, it seems absolutely natural to celebrate a birthday, in fact, some might say it would be unusual not to celebrate the birthday of a beloved family member or friend. […] [Read more]

Mary, Our Mother

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Today the Church begins an entire month of special devotion to Mary.  In many of our Catholic schools and parishes, Marian hymns such as Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) will be sung and a crown will be placed on a statute of the Blessed Virgin, with flowers at her feet.  It is all part of […] [Read more]

Mary: Bringing People to Jesus

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In this second reflection as part of our Marian pilgrimage, we consider how Our Blessed Mother shows us how to share our faith.  In the first part of this series, we reflected on Mary as the “Star of Evangelization”. Today, we consider another title for Mary: “The Perfect Disciple.”   Here we consider how Mary is […] [Read more]

Eternally Connected by the Bond of Love

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Mary was there at the foot of the Cross when Jesus died, but when he was lifted up to heaven, 40 days after his Resurrection, the Bible does not record his mother as being physically present (Lk 24:51-52; Acts 1:1-11).  One might think that she would want to be there to say farewell, but it […] [Read more]