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Assumed Into Heaven

Assumed Into Heaven

"And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the sun" - Rev.12Each year on 15th August, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady into Heaven. In fact, the Church declared the Assumption to be a Dogma of the...

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Recent Articles on the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Saints and the Spiritual Life

The Light Of A Candle

"As our whole perfection consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ, it follows that the most perfect of all devotions is clearly the one which conforms, unites and consecrates us most perfectly to Jesus Christ. Now, as Mary is of all...

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The Power Of This Prayer

"The Church has always attributed particular efficacy to this prayer, entrusting to the Rosary, to it's choral recitation and to it's constant practice, the most difficult problems. At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, it's deliverance was attributed...

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Our Everyday Acts

'Our everyday acts, which are offered up in union with Mary, those acts which form the woof and warp of even the most humdrum existence - these can be made to surrender unspeakable spiritual worth for the salvation of souls and for the relief of the souls in...

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Lead Kindly Light

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to pray in the private Oratory of Cardinal John Henry Newman, at Oriel College in Oxford. The tiny Oratory is immediately behind the pipe organ of the College Chapel, out of sight of prying eyes. Very simple, it contains only a...

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A Visit Home

The Lady Chapel in Saint John's Cathedral, Southsea, Portsmouth A recent last-minute decision to visit Southsea allowed me the opportunity to spend a little time at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Portsmouth. This magnificent Church, opened in 1882, is...

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An Act of the Will

"And Mary said -  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour" - Luke 1:46-47 It is tempting to think that for Mary, everything came very easily. I suspect the reality is somewhat different. The fruit of Her Immaculate Conception...

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Recent Articles on The Rosary

The Secret Of The Rosary

"Say the Rosary often with faith, humility, confidence and perseverance." - St Louis Marie de Montfort “A prayer so easy and yet so rich..” – Pope St John Paul IIAlthough it may be the most popular of all Catholic devotions and even the one most associated with being...

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Men And The Rosary

"Get a Rosary, have it blessed by a Catholic Priest, carry it with you always and - above all - pray the Rosary, every single day."In January of this year, I wrote about The Rosary Revival and in that post, I said this – “In ‘Marialis Cultus’, Pope Paul gives a hint...

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The Rosary Revival

"A prayer so easy and yet so rich.." - Pope St John Paul II At the present time, it seems there is something of a resurgence in the praying of the holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are new books on the subject, renewed calls to it's prayerful recitation,...

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