A Catholic Perspective

on Life and Faith


The Lady’s Day

"By Her complete adherence to the Father's will, to His Son's redemptive work, and to every promptingof the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary is the Church's model of faith and...

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A Troubled Heart

Recently I spoke with a friend I have not seen in a few years. She's a lovely woman and from a very strong Catholic family - some of her sisters are nuns and some of her brothers...

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A Mother’s Consolation

No-one consoles us as well as a mother does, as every child knows. And for the Christian, none consoles us as perfectly as the Blessed Virgin Mary does. Indeed, one of Her...

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The Saints of Fatima

Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto are the youngest children declared Saints by the Catholic Church, without having been martyred. This brother and sister were two of the three...

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Fall, Fail, Hope

The season of Lent generally begins with a great sense of spiritual expectation. We have probably considered what we are going to 'do' for Lent and our hopes are high. At that...

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Lenten Tips

PRAYER Ask the Blessed Virgin to help you to pray. She is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit and will obtain from Him that grace. Be mindful that the soul needs prayer as the body...

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'Have mercy on me, O God, in Your kindness. In Your compassion, blot out my offence. O wash me more and more from my guilt And cleanse me from my sin.' - Psalm 51  The prayer of...

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Our Lady’s Confidante

It’s easy to assume that Bernadette Soubirous was declared a Saint because she saw Our Lady; the reality, however, is somewhat different. Her real path to sanctity began after she left Lourdes.

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The Lady of the Niche

Each year on 11th February, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This lovely feast recalls the eighteen appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint...

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Good In All Things

As human beings, it can be very tempting to look at our lives and our situations and to indulge ourselves in a degree of melancholy and wool-gathering. And we may well have good...

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