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Our Sweetness and Our Hope

Our Sweetness and Our Hope

"Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope; to Thee do we cry.." - from the 'Salve Regina' The world awoke today to the sad news that we have reached what is being called 'a grim milestone' - we have now passed one million deaths worldwide from the Coronavirus...

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At His Request

At His Request

"God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to My Immaculate Heart.." - Our Lady at Fatima, 1917 I have often heard Catholics say that devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is something they can take or leave - but not something they necessarily need to have. In...

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Heavenly Tenderness

Heavenly Tenderness

"Mary is also the one who obtained mercy in a particular and exceptional way, as no other person has." - St John Paul II, 'Dives In Misericordia'   Icons are said to be 'written' rather than just drawn or painted. This writing of an Icon expresses, in a visual way,...

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St Pio and Fidelity

St Pio and Fidelity

"He was a man of prayer and suffering." - Pope St Paul VIThere is no doubt that Saint Pio of Pietrelcina - popularly called Padre Pio - is one of the great Saints of our era. At the mention of his name, perhaps the first word we associate with him is 'stigmata' - for...

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The Place of Suffering

The Place of Suffering

Beholding the Mother of Sorrows at the foot of the Cross, cradling the dead Body of Her Son, Her suffering was all within Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart; this was Her place of suffering. And it is ours, too, regardless of the cause of our suffering. When we think...

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space

Every one of us needs to make space - a sacred space - where we can listen to the voice of the Lord. The Blessed Virgin is our example - Her Immaculate Heart is an enclosed garden, reserved for the Lord.   Such noise, such distraction throughout all the world! So many...

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Marian Spirituality

Prudence and Discernment

Prudence and Discernment

"The devil often purveys objects to the senses, affording to the sense of sight images of saints and most beautiful lights ...  He does all of this so that by enticing persons through these sensory objects he may induce them into many evils." - St John of the Cross I...

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

"..And a sword will pierce Your own Heart, too.." - the Prophecy of SimeonVeneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ goes back many centuries. She is also known as ‘Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows’ and those sorrowful events are as...

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With Mary, Through Mary

With Mary, Through Mary

"One thing is clear; although the repeated Hail Mary is addressed directly to Mary, it is to Jesus that the act of love is ultimately addressed, with Her and through Her." - St John Paul, 'Rosarium Virginis Mariae'A Rosary is a very tactile object. There is something...

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Full Of Grace

Full Of Grace

“Woman! above all women glorified,  Our tainted nature's solitary boast..” - 'The Virgin' (William Wordsworth)   The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a singular grace and privilege granted to Her by God in anticipation of the merits of the Divine...

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Mary Our Queen

Mary Our Queen

“Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth by grace as Jesus is King by nature and by conquest.. So we may call Her, as the saints do, Queen of our hearts.” - St Louis de Montfort, 'Treatise On The True Devotion' The notion of the Blessed Virgin Mary as ‘Queen’ is an...

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A Nation Given To Mary

A Nation Given To Mary

“Tell everyone that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that they are to ask Her for them.” - Saint Jacinta of FatimaThree years ago, we celebrated the Centenary Year of the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, where She had shown...

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Catholic Life

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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