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Queen of Angels

“Queen of Angels, pray for us” – Litany of Loreto Angels of the Old Testament Many of the Books of the Old Testament speak at length about Angels. Beginning with the appearance to Hagar in the Book of Genesis, Angels go on to make various appearances...

Act of the Will

It is tempting to think that for the Blessed Virgin Mary, everything came very easily. I suspect the reality is somewhat different. The fruit of Her Immaculate Conception was that Her will was pefectly attuned to the will of God in all things and with no exception –...

Mary and the Carmelites

July is very much the month of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Her feast day is solemnly celebrated on 16th July each year and that month alone holds fourteen Carmelite feasts, according to the Carmelite calendar. These include the memorial of Blessed Titus Brandsma (27th...

Authentic Devotion

For all who profess a devotion to the Mother of God, it is a salutary – in fact, a necessary – task to stop from time to time and to compare the practice of our devotion to those descriptions given by the Church, by the Popes and by the great Marian saints...

Give It All To Mary

Image: (C) Fr Hugh Gillespie SMM Our recent Holy Fathers have set us a very good and powerful example on giving everything to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to Jesus through Her. Pope Francis prays at Her altar in Santa Maria Maggiore before and after every trip he...

Light From Her Hands

The story of Fatima is a broad catechesis of the Catholic Faith. The Angelic appearances in 1916 taught the children the reality of the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament; of His desire for reparation for the sins committed against Him; of the...

A Visit From Mary

I often wonder at how very blessed Elizabeth was, that the Mother of the Lord should visit her – and not just visit, but remain with her for three whole months. And once I have thought about this, I remind myself that we, too – all of us, every one –...

Never Forsake You

Speaking at the weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome this morning, our Holy Father Pope Francis had this to say – “Tomorrow we remember, with great veneration, Our Lady of Fatima. Let us place ourselves confidently under Her...

The Month of Our Lady

“During the month of May, let us lift our eyes toward the Mother of God, our consolation and sure hope, and let us pray together the Rosary to face the trials of this moment together and to be ever more united as a spiritual family.”- Pope Francis  ...
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