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...

Heart And Refuge

In the whole of the story of the appearances of Our Lady at Fatima, there has always been one single line which, from the moment I first heard it, jumped out at me; and it is this – “Do not lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be...

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 charity.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, para.967 As a...