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The mystery of the Immaculate Conception

2. How great is the mystery of the Immaculate Conception that the Liturgy presents to us today! A mystery that never ceases to invite the contemplation of believers and inspires the reflection of theologians. The theme of the Congress that has just been mentioned: “Mary of Nazareth welcomes the Son of God into history”, has […]


Prayer of the Novena of the Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Virgin Mary, you were pleasing in the sight of God from the first moment of your conception in the womb of your mother, St. Anne. You were chose to be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I believe the teaching of holy Mother the Church, that in the first instant of […]


Twelve Other Forms of Marian Piety

Some people may find the rosary difficult to pray, or they desire to honor Mary in another way or additional ways.  Below are twelve other ways in which a person can honor Mary beside the rosary.  By no means should this list be considered exhaustive. 1.  Angelus and Regina Caeli Catholics have had a long […]


Our Lady of Lourdes

(CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous. The Marian apparitions began Feb. 11, 1858, ended July 16 that year and received the local bishop’s […]


The Immaculate Conception, source of hope, more powerful than evil, Pope says

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – “The mystery of the Immaculate Conception is a source of inner light, hope and comfort. In the middle of life’s trials, especially the contradictions that man experiences in and around himself, Mary, the Mother of Christ, tells us that Grace is greater than sin, that God’s mercy is stronger than evil […]


A Celebration for All People

What, then, does the Immaculate Conception mean for all of us? The Solemnity’s second reading from Ephesians is a profound revelation as to how God elected Mary—and us, too!—from all eternity. The Solemnity’s responsorial psalm, whereby the gathered faithful chant the words from Psalm 97, “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has […]