Mother of God

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Irenaeus

“The Virgin Mary,… being obedient to His word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God.” (Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons; Against Heresies, 5:19:1; A.D. 180/199) June 28 is the Memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (A.D. 130 – 202) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the […]

Mary — Mother of God, Mother of Mine

Blessed Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus

In her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux noted this about mothers, “How delicate a mother’s heart really is, and how it shows its tenderness in a thousand little cares that no one else thinks about.” Many of us have fond memories of our mother – the times she dressed us, combed our hair, tied our […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Cyril of Alexandria

Mary, Mother of God

“That anyone could doubt the right of the holy Virgin to be called the Mother of God fills me with astonishment. Surely she must be the Mother of God if our Lord Jesus Christ is God, and she gave birth to him! Our Lord’s disciples may not have used those exact words, but they delivered to us the belief those […]

The Day Nestorius Rocked the Church and an Empire

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the Octave of Christmas and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Numbers 6:22-27; Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21. This series appears each Wednesday. The mother of the messiah has been called many things in the last 2000 years – the Virgin Mary, Our Lady, and the Blessed Mother. […]