Posts Tagged ‘Immaculate Conception’

Throwback Thursday: The Incomparable Importance of Immaculate Mary in Our Life of Faith

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful, beloved, essential and pervasive figure in the Church calendar.  Tomorrow, we rejoice in her Immaculate Conception, celebrating her as God’s greatest creation – the vessel he fashioned to be his own mother, the woman who would bear him into the world. Pope Francis explains that, in view of […] [Read more]

The Second Vatican Council Continues to Bear Fruit After Fifty Years

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Fifty years ago today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1965, the Second Vatican Council came to a close. On the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council, October 11, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI began the Year of Faith, which was a grace-filled time of spiritual renewal in the Church. Now […] [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]