Blessed Virgin Mary

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

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

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We need to Pray the Prayers of Fatima

Today, October 13, 2014, we celebrate the 97th anniversary of the final apparition of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, to the three young seers at the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal during 1917. It was on this day that the Miracle of the Sun was witnessed by up to 100,000 people. The children were Lucia de Jesus dos Santos (age [...]

"All Saints" by Fra Angelico"All Saints" by Fra Angelico

Do Catholics Really Pray To Mary and the Saints in Heaven?

I overheard a conversation after a morning bible study at my parish about praying to Mary and the Saints.  It went something like this (names changed)… “Thanks so much for inviting me, Beth. You have a wonderful group here. I have a question, though. I hope it doesn’t offend you, but being non-Catholic, I just don’t understand this praying to [...]

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

“He was born of a Mother whom He chose before He was born. It is the only instance in history where both the Son willed the Mother and the Mother willed the Son. And this is what the Creed means when it says ‘born of the Virgin Mary’. She was called by God as Aaron was, and Our Lord was [...]

"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed John Henry Newman

“The Virgin and Child is not a mere modern idea; on the contrary, it is represented again and again, as every visitor to Rome is aware, in the paintings of the Catacombs. Mary is there drawn with the Divine Infant in her lap, she with hands extended in prayer, He with His hand in the attitude of blessing.” (Blessed John Henry [...]

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Lepanto and Our Lady of the Rosary

The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Have you ever experienced the peace and grace that is gained from a fervent praying of the Rosary? For many Catholics, the prayers of the Rosary are like an old friend whose company never grows old. With Jesus as our brother, we cherish the time we are able to spend with His Blessed [...]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) Print this entry