Category Archives: Mother of God

Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading

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Eight suggestions for surviving the Synod hype

Are you overwhelmed by all the media coverage of the Synod? I am. While being informed about the events in Rome is necessary and even a duty of responsible Catholics, it is too easy to get swept along by all … Continue reading

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Giving it all to Jesus through Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight Earlier this year I made the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I had known about the Total Consecration for a few years through friends who had completed it. I even had the book, Preparation for … Continue reading

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Why we should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight “I’ll pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for you,” I assured a friend who had just revealed some upsetting news. “It seems appropriate.” I had never prayed the Rosary of Seven Sorrows before … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Hail, holy Mother! The Child to whom you gave birth is the King of Heaven and earth forever. Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother … Continue reading

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Holy Virgin of Virgins: Mary the Immaculate Conception

The following is a reflection written by Servant of God, Catherine Doherty: Virgin of Virgins, cool as the snow on the heights, untouched and unscaled… warm, glowing like fire, whose heat can consume without consuming, a fire that draws with … Continue reading

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Advent: Waiting Like Mary and Joseph

Posted at Catholic Insight I have just finished my annual routine of climbing into the attic and hauling out the box that stores our much-used Advent wreath. Candles? Check. Prayers? Check. Matches? We’ll need to get more of those. Like … Continue reading

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The Family That Prays The Rosary Together

Posted at Catholic Insight “It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary … the abandonment of the family rosary is a main reason why … Continue reading

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The Pope Francis Effect (or why I’m having a tough time)

Posted at Catholic Insight and Catholic Lane I have a confession. I’m having a tough time adjusting to Pope Francis. I admit that I’m a Pope Benedict XVI fan girl and I’m still getting over Pape Bene’s understandable departure. It’s … Continue reading

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The Graces of the Rosary

(from Pope John Paul I) Windthorst, a German, was invited one time by certain friends not practising the Faith, to show them his beads; it was a joke; they had previously taken them from his pocket. Windthorst, not having found … Continue reading

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