Posts Tagged ‘Mary’

Modeling the Faith of Mary in Her Calling and Life

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Tweet Share993 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each New Year’s Day, the pope issues a message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace. Fittingly, on January 1, we Catholics also celebrate a holy day of obligation, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, who is also the Queen of Peace. […] [Read more]

Mary, Star of Evangelization

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Tweet Share72 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In preparation for the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which we observe on August 15, I invite you to a three-part reflection on learning from Our Blessed Mother how to be evangelizers.  Both Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI […] [Read more]

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Tweet Share48 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today, the Church rejoices in thanksgiving for Mary’s singular cooperation with the action of the Holy Spirit.  In the Catechism of the Catholic Church we read that “the Church loves to pray in communion with the Virgin Mary, to magnify with her the great things […] [Read more]

Eternally Connected by the Bond of Love

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Tweet Share89 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

The Annunciation of the Lord

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Tweet Share79 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today, the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord.  Normally, this Solemnity is observed on March 25, but because that day fell within Holy Week this year, the celebration has been transferred to today.  For most of the year, the Church gathers each day to […] [Read more]

The Unique Genius of Woman in the Church and Society

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Tweet Share103 Pin39 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This week includes the feast days of some remarkable women, giving us an opportunity to celebrate again the nature and dignity of women, recognizing the indispensible role that women have played in salvation history and in the transmission of the faith (see Proposition 46 of […] [Read more]

May is Mary’s Month

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Tweet Share17 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleDuring the month of May, we celebrate many Catholic traditions and customs. May processions, the recitation of the rosary, Marian sodality celebrations and seeking the intercession of Mary on Mother’s Day are all part of parish life. Also during May, we celebrate the Feast of the […] [Read more]

The Gift of the Feminine Genius

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble For the month of March, the Holy Father’s general intention is that the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society. The liturgical calendar for this  month celebrates the courage and fidelity of women. In the first week, the Church […] [Read more]