Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis on the Holy Name of Mary

“…The devils fear the Queen of heaven to such a degree, that only on hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from him who does so as from a burning fire.” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis) September 12 is the Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from J. R. R. Tolkien

“All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady.” (J.R.R. Tolkien) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print [...]

Photography © by Sarah ReinhardPhotography © by Sarah Reinhard

The Color Purple and Mary’s Birthday

A few years ago, when we made grape jelly, I took quite a few pictures. I wanted to capture it in a way that, I was afraid, words wouldn’t. I wanted to be able to look back and recall the way her hands looked, the stories my father-in-law told me about his boyhood, the enthusiasm (however short-lived) my daughter had for [...]

“St. Mary of Egypt” (detail) – Sketch © by Judith Costello“St. Mary of Egypt” (detail) – Sketch © by Judith Costello

Mother Mary and the Other Marys — Saints for Today’s Girls

Imagine living the life of a prostitute from age 12 to 29! Prostitution leaves a woman hardened and scarred. It must surely turn the heart into a stone because sex, which is a God-ordained gift of vulnerable union, has been turned into a crass money-making abuse of the body. So who is the 17-year-prostitute and why should we care? Mary [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) [...]

"The Crowning of the Virgin by the Trinity" (detail) by Velázquez"The Crowning of the Virgin by the Trinity" (detail) by Velázquez

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Josemaría Escrivá

“When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of Our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how close she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to [...]

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Encountering the Word — Revelation 12:1

“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Pius X

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers, it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God … and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” (Pope St. Pius X) August 21 is the Memorial of St. Pius X, Pope (1835-1914) If [...]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 1:41-42

And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Luke 1:41-42) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Bernard of Clairvaux

“Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, [...]