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The Everyday Saints

"I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it a holiness found in.. those who, living in our midst, reflect God's presence. We might call them 'the middle class of holiness'."- Pope Francis, 'Gaudete Et Exsultate'Celebrating All Saints Day, we might be...

Our Welcoming Mother

"Pray for poor sinners"- Our Lady at Lourdes In our hearts, we know that the Most Blessed Virgin is always welcoming toward us and wants our good. Sometimes, however, our sinfulness puts us off approaching Her; we fear that She cannot possibly love one as sinful as...

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” - Revelation 12:1A beautiful woman - a queen, no less - disobeys the King, who issues a decree banishing her from his...

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The Everyday Saints

The Everyday Saints

"I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it a holiness found in.. those who, living in our midst, reflect God's presence. We might call them 'the middle class of holiness'."- Pope Francis, 'Gaudete Et Exsultate'Celebrating All Saints Day, we might be...

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Our Welcoming Mother

Our Welcoming Mother

"Pray for poor sinners"- Our Lady at Lourdes In our hearts, we know that the Most Blessed Virgin is always welcoming toward us and wants our good. Sometimes, however, our sinfulness puts us off approaching Her; we fear that She cannot possibly love one as sinful as...

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From The Earliest Days

From The Earliest Days

'We fly to Thy protection, O holy Mother of God..' - Sub Tuum PraesidiumMost Catholic children are very fortunate in that from their earliest days, they were introduced to and told about the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary. And so for us, She has always been...

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A Call To Peace

A Call To Peace

"We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved" - 'Fratelli Tutti' (Pope Francis)In his recent Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’, on the call to fraternity and brotherhood, our Holy Father Pope Francis had written...

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Close to Her Heart

Close to Her Heart

"I have been living under the virginal cloak of the Mother of God. She has been instructing me and guarding me. I am quite at peace, close to Her Immaculate Heart." - Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint Faustina Kowalska is the Polish mystic and Saint - the first canonised...

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The Locks We Carry

The Locks We Carry

When life seems hard, when going on seems almost impossible – turn to the Mother of God. Ask Her help. And if you cannot even pray – just be close to Her, and know that She is very close to You.  None of us goes through life feeling that everything is wondeful, that...

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The Everyday Saints

The Everyday Saints

"I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it a holiness found in.. those who, living in our midst, reflect God's presence. We might call them 'the middle class of holiness'."- Pope Francis, 'Gaudete Et Exsultate'Celebrating All Saints Day, we might be...

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A Woman Pre-Figured

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” - Revelation 12:1A beautiful woman - a queen, no less - disobeys the King, who issues a decree banishing her from his...

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Catherine and the Medal

Catherine and the Medal

"Let all the children of the Catholic Church, who are so very dear to us, hear these words of ours. With a still more ardent zeal for piety, religion and love, let them continue to venerate, invoke and pray to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, conceived...

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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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The Love of a Mother

Her Appearances

Fatima

1917

Miraculous Medal

1830

Lourdes

1858