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Our Lady of Sorrows(Comments Off on Our Lady of Sorrows)

September 15, 2017

CNA/EWTN: The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradition. Today we are invited to reflect on Mary’s deep suffering: 1. At the prophecy of Simeon: “You yourself shall be pierced with a sword […]

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Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

CNA/EWTN: The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne. The circumstances of the Virgin Mary’s infancy and early life are not directly recorded in […]


Titles of Our Lady According to the Church Fathers

Recently someone asked me where do we get the idea or title of Queen of Heaven. The Encyclical by the Venerable Pope Pius XII gave me the answer. Below is a summary of those titles from the encyclical. St. Ephrem: “. . . Majestic and Heavenly Maid, Lady, Queen, protect and keep me under your […]


Archbishop Indicates Medjugorje Will Be Approved This Year

Spirit Daily: A Catholic news website in Poland, Religia Deon.pl, interviewing the Pope’s envoy to Medjugorje, reports: “In Medjugorje, everything is going in the right direction,” says Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who examines as a delegate of the Holy See the pastoral situation in this extraordinary place, where 2.5 million pilgrims arrive each year. Abp Hoser positively evaluates […]


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