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Model of the Church

"Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from Her union with Christ and flows directly from it.. After Her Son's Ascension, Mary 'aided the beginnings of the Church by Her prayers'. In Her association with the Apostles and several women, 'we also see Mary by Her...

Treasure of the Heart

"His Mother treasured all these things, pondering them in Her Heart." (Luke 2:19)In Saint Matthew's Gospel, the Lord tells us clearly - "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.. but store up treasures in Heaven.." (cf.Mt.6:19-20). Our treasures, then,...

The Dowry of Mary

"the wonderful filial love which burnt within the heart of your forefathers towards the great Mother of God ... to whose service they consecrated themselves with such abundant proofs of devotion, that the kingdom itself acquired the singular and highly honourable...

Articles on the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Angel of Fatima

The Angel of Fatima

"Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High! .. the Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications" - the Angel of Fatima, 1916The events of Fatima did not begin in May 1917, but in the Spring of 1916, more than a year before...

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Our Friends in Purgatory

Our Friends in Purgatory

"All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven." - Catechism of the Catholic...

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Our Friends The Saints

Our Friends The Saints

"The memory of the Saints leads us to raise our eyes to Heaven: not to forget the realities of the earth, but to face them with more courage and hope." - Pope Francis, Feast of All Saints - 1st November 2019It is probable that most Catholics have at least one...

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New Marian Feast

New Marian Feast

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has today instituted a new Marian feast day - the optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto, to be celebrated on 10th December each year. The text of the official promulgation of the new feast is given below and the official...

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Those Two Moments

Those Two Moments

"If men only knew what eternity is, they would make all possible efforts to amend their lives" - Saint Jacinta MartoHuman life in the 21st century often tends to focus on the ephemeral, the transitory, and those things which we are entirely powerless to control in any...

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The Daily Rosary

The Daily Rosary

"But the most important reason for strongly encouraging the practice of the Rosary is that it represents a most effective means of fostering among the faithful that commitment to the contemplation of the Christian mystery .. it is more urgent than ever that our...

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At Her Request

At Her Request

"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and to bear with submission the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?" - Our Lady of Fatima, 13 May 1917It is a...

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A New Dogma?

A New Dogma?

"We are convinced that the Father awaits His Church to specifically and dogmatically honor Her coredemptive role with Jesus, for which He will respond with a historic new outpouring of His Holy Spirit.. Our Lord gave Peter the keys of the kingdom. We ask you, dear...

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Refuge of Sinners

Refuge of Sinners

"O most holy and pure virgin! O my Mother! You who are the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the world, the advocate and refuge of sinners!" - Saint Alphonsus LiguoriLuigi Crosio's painting which is featured here is now known as the image of the Mother Thrice Admirable...

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Prayer and the Holy Rosary

Model of the Church

"Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from Her union with Christ and flows directly from it.. After Her Son's Ascension, Mary 'aided the beginnings of the Church by Her prayers'. In Her association with the Apostles and several women, 'we also see Mary by Her...

Treasure of the Heart

"His Mother treasured all these things, pondering them in Her Heart." (Luke 2:19)In Saint Matthew's Gospel, the Lord tells us clearly - "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.. but store up treasures in Heaven.." (cf.Mt.6:19-20). Our treasures, then,...

Entrusting It All To Mary

"In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand. Pray the Rosary every day. Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.. love Our Lady and make Her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as...

The Saints and the Spiritual Life

Model of the Church

"Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from Her union with Christ and flows directly from it.. After Her Son's Ascension, Mary 'aided the beginnings of the Church by Her prayers'. In Her association with the Apostles and several women, 'we also see Mary by Her...

The Dowry of Mary

"the wonderful filial love which burnt within the heart of your forefathers towards the great Mother of God ... to whose service they consecrated themselves with such abundant proofs of devotion, that the kingdom itself acquired the singular and highly honourable...

Address of the Holy Father

"Today we invoke the Mother of God, who gathers us together as a people of believers. O Mother, give birth to hope within us and bring us unity. Woman of salvation, to You we entrust this year. Keep it in Your Heart." - Pope Francis HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS...