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Year of Mary

Fatima: Our Lady’s response to the pope’s request

Few realize that the Fatima 1917 apparitions, whose centenary we are celebrating with a diocesan Year of Mary, occurred as a response to the plea of Pope Benedict XV. He had volunteered to mediate peace terms between the belligerent par­ties of World War I but was rejected. Consequently, the pope turned to the Church on […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 12

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. During Jesus’ infancy, Mary was in “constant contact with the ineffable mystery of God made man.” The Holy Virgin was able to approach God by becoming the first of those “little ones” of whom Jesus will say one day: “Father, […]


Was Mary ever-virgin?

Q: Why is the Catholic Church competing with other religions in turning the Mass into a Broadway musical performance where everything is sung? (Columbia, SC) A: Well, truth be told: if we were shooting for a Broadway musical, I think we’d be missing the mark most days! Have you heard Catholics trying to sing? But […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 11

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The day of the Epiphany, two lights guided the Magi who came from the East to worship the King of Jews. The Wise Men, authentic seekers of the truth, at the culmination of their quest found before themselves “the Child […]


Mary teaches people to hope in life’s darkest moments

VATICAN CITY—Mary, like many mothers throughout the world, is an example of strength and courage in accepting new life and in sharing the suffering of their children, Pope Francis said. Although she had no idea of what awaited her when she accepted to bear God’s son, “Mary in that instant appears to us like one […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 10

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. During Jesus’ presentation in the temple, we are reminded that the time we spend in prayer and contemplation lead us to true Christian charity as a consequence of a solid interior life. Those who pray and offer penance recognize the […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 9

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The day Jesus Christ was born, the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds and proclaimed to them that “a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Lk 2:11) ‘Do not be afraid.’ This is […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 6

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Mary, free from every stain of sin, opened herself to God’s word and was filled through her faith with the Word who is God. She became the dwelling place, where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among men. Mary […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 7

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. As mother of every Christian family, Mary understands the realities of family life because she lived them. She teaches us to embrace our daily lives by following a path of deepening conversion that will allow us to become means of […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 8

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The role of Mary in the Church is in union with Christ and flows directly from it. This union of mother and Son in the work of salvation is made manifest through Christ’s life, especially at the hour of his […]


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