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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Romano Guardini

“The Christian heart has always known Mary as the essence of compassion and love, to whom man can turn with particular and unreserved confidence. This is expressed so well by the intimate name that was given her from the beginning the name of mother.” (Fr. Romano Guardini, The Rosary of Our Lady) Print this entry

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

“The rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at a heart a Christ-centered prayer. It has all the depth of the gospel message in its entirety. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb…It can be said that the rosary is, in some […]

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Eudes on the Presentation of Mary

“God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility, and abhorrence of pride. She possessed, even from her infancy, a far greater horror of pride and ambition, and a far deeper love for humility than all the saints together. It was the first virtue that she practices. She abased and humbled herself before […]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 1:46-48

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed…” (Luke 1:46-48) Print this entry

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When We Struggle in Our Prayer Life

One of the biggest obstacles for me in the early days of my faith journey was the lack of a prayer life. I knew I needed to pray, but I couldn’t ever remember sincerely praying about anything. I was struggling with the typical male challenge of asking for help, especially asking God for help! I rationalized this by thinking, “Who […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Augustine of Hippo

“The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her.”  (St. Augustine of Hippo) August 28 is the Memorial of St. Augustine, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of Grace (A.D. 354 – 430).  Print this entry

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

“For we never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.” (St. Louis Marie de Montfort; True Devotion to Mary, #94) Print this entry

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Paul of the Cross

“My heart breaks when I think of the sorrows of the most holy Virgin. Oh tender Mother, unutterable was Thy grief in finding Thyself deprived of your dear Son, and then in beholding Him dead in Thy arms! Ah! who can realize the sadness of Mary when She returned to Bethany after the burial of her Son? Jesus expires on […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen; Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary) Print this entry