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

Image: “The Visitation,” Jacopo da Pontormo. (© Antonio Quattrone, Florence/Getty)    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...

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  ...

The Queen’s Knight

Main image: (C) Fr Hugh Gillespie SMM Truly great Saints leave a lasting legacy which extends far beyond their own time and place, reaching forward and influencing the future direction of the Church, and the lives and the spirituality of those who will come later....

Star Of The Sea

For as far back as I can remember, I have prayed for the dead. They feature at length in my second prayers of every day – the first being my Morning Offering – and they are remembered at intervals during the day and again with my Chaplet in the evenings. I...

A Conference on Mary

On Saturday evening I had the pleasure of taking part in an online Marian conference organised by the Legion of Mary in Dublin, Ireland. The theme was ‘Hail, Holy Queen’ and it looked specifically at Mary as ‘Mother of Mercy’ – which was...

Day Of The Mother

“Today it will do us good to stop a little and think about the pain and sorrows of Our Lady. She is our Mother.” – Pope Francis   Italians are in the habit of referring to the time after the Crucifixion on Good Friday as “l’ora della...

Generosity of Heart

“Holy Mother of God, intercede for us.”- Intercessions, Morning Prayer for the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord It is easy to read the Gospel account of the Annunciation and not really stop to consider what this event demanded of the Blessed Virgin...