Category Archives: Virgin Mary

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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Islam, the Rosary, and the Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive conflict fought between the outnumbered European fleet and the advancing Islamic Ottoman Turks on October 7, 1571. Pope Pius V armed the entire European fleet with rosaries and named them the Holy League. … 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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We are dynamic women of faith

Also posted at Catholic Insight In 1972, singer Helen Reddy exploded onto the pop charts with the song that became the anthem for the young women of my generation and for our older sisters. I Am Woman Hear Me Roar … 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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The Baby in Swaddling Cloths

This is an excerpt from The Infancy Narratives: Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI: Mary wrapped the child in swaddling cloths. Without yielding to sentimentality, we may imagine with what great love Mary approached her hour and prepared for … Continue reading

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Blessed Pope John-Paul II: “Families, become what you are”

Posted at Catholic Insight On a recent Saturday morning, I had the privilege of speaking to the Raising Faith-Filled Kids Group at Newman Centre, Toronto. We looked at ways in which Catholic families can strive to grow in holiness. In … Continue reading

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Rejoice! The Time is Near!

The third Sunday in Advent is filled with joyful anticipation. We’re halfway there! Jesus’ birthday will be here soon! In our home, the manger reminds us of this and our Advent candles which we have faithfully lit over the last … 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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