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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 5

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The privilege that our Almighty God gives to Mary, stresses the dignity and holiness required to become “Mother of God.” In 1854, Blessed Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Dogma of the faith revealed by God that the Blessed Virgin Mary […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 4

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Jesus was born in a family full of love, protection and diligent care. Herein we see manifested the great love and confidence of the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity for St. Joseph, the head of this Holy Family. The […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 3

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The Father sent his Son into the world, revealing him to men and establishing him as the Head of the Church and the center of history. This plan was fulfilled by the work of the Holy Spirit in the Incarnation; […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 2

This is part of a series of daily devotions for May, the month of Mary. God calls creatures into being when He creates them. God came to this most perfect Creature, the Immaculate One, who since the beginning of Her conception was filled with grace and the highest degree of excellence and perfection. When she […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 1

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Elizabeth said to Mary: “And how does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Lk 1:43) Mary was acclaimed the true Mother of God, even before the birth of Jesus Christ. “In fact […]


Hail Mary, our most gracious advocate

Mary is a vital part of Catholic life all year long — especially this year during the diocesan celebration of Mary running from May 14 to mid-December. Each May, however, she truly comes to the forefront of worship, thought and prayer. This is the month of special prayers, devotions and festivals dedicated to Mary worldwide. […]


How the church determines a true Marian apparition

VATICAN CITY—When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle. Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago, are not the primary factors in determining an apparition is worthy of belief. In that particular […]


Bishop Guglielmone declares a diocesan Marian Year

Devotion to Mary will be the focus of a special statewide celebration beginning in May. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has officially declared a Marian Year for the Diocese of Charleston, beginning on May 14 and running through mid- December. The Marian Year is being celebrat­ed in conjunction with the centen­nial anniversary of the apparition of […]


Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13. The date was announced April 20 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and […]


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