Mary
April 25, 2019

5 Remarkable Women of the Bible

Mary of Nazareth: Mother of Jesus Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus is a model of obedience and trust. She was just a teenager living in when the unimaginable happened -- the angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced…
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ApparitionsMarian DevotionMiracles
April 25, 2019

Inside the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Do you know the full meaning and history behind the most famous of all Catholic medals, the Miraculous Medal? Located in Paris, France is the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. This chapel is the actual location where Our Lady…
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ApparitionsLives of Saints
April 25, 2019

THE LIFE OF SAINT CATHERINE LABOURE

Catherine Laboure was was born on May 2, 1806. In her youth she was affectionately called Zoe, after the patron saint whose feast was celebrated the day she was born. Her parents were successful farmers in the village of Fain-les-moutiers…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

What You Should Know About the Immaculate Heart of Mary

One of the most popular Marian devotions in the Catholic Church today is that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, often honored alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion has its roots in Sacred Scripture, which makes frequent mention of Mary's contemplative…
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MaryMiracles
April 23, 2019

Mary’s Death and Bodily Assumption

On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne. The…
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Jesus
April 23, 2019

Three simple questions on the threshold of Lent

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, was on March 5 this year. Lived well, Lent can convert the heart and transform a person’s life.  That’s the whole point of the season – to ready us for the miracle of Easter. …
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ApparitionsJesus
April 23, 2019

The structure and meaning of the Mass

The Mass: Structure and Meaning Introductory Rites The Mass begins with the entrance song. The celebrant and other ministers enter in procession and reverence the altar with a bow and/or a kiss. The altar is a symbol of Christ at…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

Four ‘awesome’ facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Here’s four awesome facts about the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 1. It has qualities that are humanly impossible to replicate. Made primarily of cactus fibers, a tilma was typically of very poor quality and had a rough surface, making it difficult enough to wear,…
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Marian DevotionMary
April 19, 2019

Stranded on their way to visit a Marian shrine, when Mary physically made a home for them.

It is related in the Franciscan chronicles, that two religious of that order, who were going to visit a sanctuary of the Virgin, were overtaken by night in a great wood, where they became bewildered and so troubled that they…
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