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The May Altar

"O Mary, we crown Thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May" - 'Bring Flowers Of The Rarest' (Catholic hymn) Traditionally dedicated to the Mother of God, the month of May brings a number of particular practices with it - amongst these are the...
Offering It Up

Offering It Up

"I cannot promise you happiness in this world - only in the next." - Our Lady of Lourdes to Saint BernadetteOne of the common features we see in the lives of the Saints is the presence of suffering - often physical in nature, but also taking the form of opposition or...

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Rosary Resources

Rosary Resources

“I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.” – Pope Francis  As an aid to the prayerful recitation of the holy Rosary throughout the month of May - and preferably well beyond then - I have included below...

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A Scriptural Rosary

A Scriptural Rosary

“.. a Gospel prayer ..” - Pope St Paul VI, ‘Marialis Cultus’ The Rosary is a deeply Scriptural prayer and it has been referred to as ‘theologically rich in Biblical content’ (Pope St John Paul II) – indeed, it is the Gospel in bead form. The prayers of the Rosary come...

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Mysteries of Light

Mysteries of Light

"This addition of these new mysteries.. is meant to give it fresh life and to enkindle renewed interest in the Rosary's place within Christian spirituality as a true doorway to the depths of the Heart of Christ" - Pope St John Paul IIWriting his Apostolic Letter on...

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Papal Rosary Prayers

Papal Rosary Prayers

"I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May." - Pope Francis  Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the faithful for the month of May 2020   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a...

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Meditations on Mary

Meditations on Mary

"I myself have often encouraged the frequent recitation of the Rosary. From my youthful years, this prayer has held an important place in my spiritual life.. The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it, I have entrusted any...

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Day Of The Mother

Day Of The Mother

“Today it will do us good to stop a little and think about the pain and sorrows of Our Lady. She is our Mother.” - Pope FrancisI learned yesterday that Italians are in the habit of referring to the time after the Crucifixion on Good Friday as "l'ora della Madre" -...

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Star of the Stormy Sea

Star of the Stormy Sea

"I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the Stormy Sea." - Pope FrancisOur Holy Father, Pope Francis, never fails to recommend us to the Blessed Virgin Mary, nor to recommend that...

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The Old In The New

The Old In The New

"Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Batholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus.." - Acts...

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Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, be our refuge and the way that will lead us to God.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph and reign.