Mary, Mother of God

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us”(John 1:14)   This beautiful feast of the Divine Maternity, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, reminds us of one of the four Catholic dogmas relating to the Blessed Virgin (the others being Her perpetual...

An Economy Of Words

Words have great power. They are capable of building up another – and equally capable of tearing down. Words can build bridges – but more often than not, they can build walls. And once spoken, our words can never be taken back. The effect of our words can...

Virgin of Guadalupe

“I desire you to know who I am. I am the Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence… All those who sincerely ask for My help in their work and in their sorrow will know My Mother’s Heart in this place. For I...

The Divine Window

It is sometimes said – wrongly – that devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is not such a good thing, that our devotion should be for God alone. It is as though in being devoted to the Mother, we have taken the wrong path and lost sight of Her Son, as though the path...

Our Welcoming Mother

In our hearts, we know that the Most Blessed Virgin is always welcoming toward us and wants our good. Sometimes, however, our sinfulness puts us off approaching Her; we fear that She cannot possibly love one as sinful as us, that we would offend Her by coming before...

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” – Revelation 12:1 A beautiful woman – a queen, no less – disobeys the King, who issues a decree...

From The Earliest Days

‘We fly to Thy protection, O holy Mother of God..’ – Sub Tuum Praesidium Most Catholic children are very fortunate in that from their earliest days, they were introduced to and told about the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary. And so for us, She...

Close to Her Heart

“I have been living under the virginal cloak of the Mother of God. She has been instructing me and guarding me. I am quite at peace, close to Her Immaculate Heart.” – Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint Faustina Kowalska is the Polish mystic and Saint...

Catherine and the Medal

“Let all the children of the Catholic Church, who are so very dear to us, hear these words of ours. With a still more ardent zeal for piety, religion and love, let them continue to venerate, invoke and pray to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,...