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Lost In The Rosary

Lost In The Rosary

"Pray the Rosary every day" - Our Lady of FatimaI have written on many occasions previously about the prayer of the holy Rosary, looking at it from a number of different perspectives. It is the most exquisite of prayers, the one the Mother of God repeatedly asks us to...

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Mary At The Cross

Mary At The Cross

"At the Cross, Her station keepingStood the mournful Mother, weeping.Close to Jesus to the last.." - 'Stabat Mater' It's easier for us to imagine the joys and the glories of the Blessed Virgin Mary, rather than Her immense sorrows. And yet, it was through Her intimate...

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Mary’s Birthday

Mary’s Birthday

"Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, announced joy to the whole world, for from You has risen the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.." - Benedictus antiphon, feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary There are really two broad reasons for celebrating the birth of...

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Little Things

Little Things

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” - Mother Teresa Sometimes it can seem to us that the Saints were great individuals who always accomplished the most amazing things; performed miracles everywhere they went; were adored by...

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Consolatrix Afflictorum

Consolatrix Afflictorum

"Mary is the 'Consolatrix Afflictorum' - the Consoler of the Afflicted" - Cardinal NewmanIn his beautiful little book of collected writings, meditations and thoughts which is entitled 'Meditations And Devotions', St John Henry Cardinal Newman has a short piece...

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The Praying Church

The Praying Church

"I invite everyone to join a universal day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon." - Pope Francis Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has invited us to join him today in a day of prayer and fasting for the intentions of the people of Lebanon, who have suffered so grieviously...

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Marian Spirituality

The Homeland Above

The Homeland Above

“With God, nothing is lost! In Mary, the goal has been reached and we have before our eyes the reasons why we journey: not to gain the things here below, which are fleeting, but the homeland above, which is for ever.” - Pope FrancisWith these words issued today, our...

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Our Lady’s Martyr

Our Lady’s Martyr

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.” - St Maximilian KolbeSome Saints of the Church seem to really stand out from the crowd - the crowd of normal and everyday humanity, but also the ‘crowd’ of the...

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Her Little Gifts

Her Little Gifts

"O Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven - especially those in most need." - Our Lady of Fatima Like all good mothers, the Blessed Virgin Mary cares very deeply for Her children. She is concerned for our welfare - in...

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A False Devotion

A False Devotion

For all who profess a devotion to the Mother of God, it is a salutary - in fact, a necessary - task to stop from time to time and to compare the practice of our devotion to those descriptions given by the Church, by the Popes and by the great Marian saints such as...

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Appeal To The Heart

Appeal To The Heart

"Almost at the same time, there came out of the interior of the grotto a golden coloured cloud, and soon after a Lady, young and beautiful, exceedingly beautiful, the like of whom I had never seen before, came and placed Herself at the entrance of the opening, above...

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Clothed With The Sun

Clothed With The Sun

"My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;for, behold,henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;because He who is mighty has done great things for meand holy is His name."Some of...

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Catholic Life

Featured Articles

Consecration of Scotland

Carfin Grotto, September 2017

Church, State and People – the day a nation, it’s Bishops and it’s State Parliament gave themselves in an Act of Consecration to Mary, the Mother of God

Rosary Resources

Pray the Rosary every day’ – Our Lady of Fatima

The holy Rosary is an enormously powerful prayer, constantly recommended by the Blessed Virgin. Use these Rosary Resources to pray it as well as possible

God Grants Graces

‘Tell everyone that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary’ – St Jacinta

The Immaculate Heart of Mary – the repository of every divine grace and accessible to every one of us

The Love of a Mother

Her Appearances

Fatima

1917

Miraculous Medal

1830

Lourdes

1858