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The Light From Her Hands

The Light From Her Hands

"Tell everybody that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask Her for them." - Saint Jacinta MartoThe story of Fatima is a broad catechesis of the Catholic Faith. The Angelic appearances in 1916 taught the children the reality of...

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Recent Articles on the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Saints and the Spiritual Life

A Visit Home

A Visit Home

The Lady Chapel in Saint John's Cathedral, Southsea, Portsmouth A recent last-minute decision to visit Southsea allowed me the opportunity to spend a little time at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Portsmouth. This magnificent Church, opened in 1882, is...

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An Act of the Will

An Act of the Will

"And Mary said -  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour" - Luke 1:46-47 It is tempting to think that for Mary, everything came very easily. I suspect the reality is somewhat different. The fruit of Her Immaculate Conception...

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Pray For Sinners

Pray For Sinners

The Mother of God has a definite love for poor sinners - which, of course, includes every single one of us. At Her appearances at Lourdes in 1858, sinners were on Her mind - "Pray for poor sinners", She told Bernadette. In the course of focussing on Lourdes as a place...

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A Century of Devotion

A Century of Devotion

Sister Lucia prays silently in front of a statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary given to her convent in Portugal. In the grand scheme of things, one hundred years is really nothing at all - no more than a blink of an eye - although to us, it is more than the length...

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In Her Honour

In Her Honour

One hundred and two years ago today, on 13th July 1917, Our Lady appeared for the third time in the Cova d’Iria at Fatima, Portugal. On this occasion the beautiful Lady from Heaven revealed several things to the three children, which were then referred to as...

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She Went With Haste

She Went With Haste

One hundred and two years ago today, on 13th July 1917, Our Lady appeared for the third time in the Cova d’Iria at Fatima, Portugal. On this occasion the beautiful Lady from Heaven revealed several things to the three children, which were then referred to as...

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Recent Articles on The Rosary

Learning Christ From Mary

Learning Christ From Mary

"They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the bloodstained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the Crucifix in their right hand and the Rosary in their left, and the holy Names of Jesus and Mary on their heart." -...

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Merciful Reparation – the five first Saturdays

Merciful Reparation – the five first Saturdays

"Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to remove them with an act of reparation." - Our Lord to Sister Lucia The theme of reparation as a means of obtaining...

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The Gift Of The Rosary

The Gift Of The Rosary

Thank You, heavenly Mother, for the precious gift of Your most holy Rosary. You know, dear Mother, that these beads are always in my pocket. From my earliest days, there they have been, a constant reminder of You, a tangible sign of Your motherly protection and love;...

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