Category Archives: Virgin Mary

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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Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know – Part 10

“We firmly believe that God is master of the world and of its history. But the ways of His providence are often unknown to us. Only at the end, when our partial knowledge ceases, when we see God ‘face to … 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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Small Success Thursday – The Kids Are All Right Edition

If it’s Thursday, then it’s time for another Small Success post over at Catholic Mom. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the … 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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Our Lady of Good Success

The following exerpts are from a longer article about the apparitions regarding Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Equador in the early 17th century.  Although approved by the Church, the revelations have been hidden until now. Our Lady said … Continue reading

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How To Be A Crazy (for Christ) Catholic

Posted at Catholic Insight Do you make the Sign of the Cross and bow your head in prayer when you’re eating at a restaurant? On Ash Wednesday do you walk into work after lunch with smudged ashes on your forehead? … Continue reading

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The Rosaries Of Our Lives

Sometime before Christmas I made the upsetting discovery that I had lost one of my favourite rosaries.  People lose rosaries all the time, I know, but this particular one was very special to me.  This was the rosary that accompanied … Continue reading

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The Sword That Pierces The Soul

“..and a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:35) Simeon says these prophetic words to Mary when she and Joseph present the baby Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem  as per the Jewish laws of purification.  As Simeon … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Mantle?

It’s a rhetorical question, really.  I could also ask: what’s hanging on your wall; what are you wearing around your neck; what does your bumper sticker say? Once a month, I visit a patient who lives in a B’nai B’rith … Continue reading

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