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Category Archives: Blessed Virgin Mary
Posted by Sara Hofflander – co-founder of beopentoGod.com As a young woman just beginning marriage and family life, it has been a great grace for me to look to Mary during this Advent and Christmas season. Living as a woman … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. The Universal Church exults constantly, but especially every December 8th, in the truth of Our Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Conception. God shielded Mary from Original Sin. She did not inherit, as we did, … Continue reading
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” These words don the Miraculous Medal. They are also repeated frequently at Lourdes, a place of pilgrimage where Mary appeared to a young peasant girl and reminded … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Today—October 16, 2012—is the tenth anniversary of the Luminous Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. Blessed John Paul II bequeathed an incredible gift to the Church. Here is something that I wrote ten years … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan +J.M.J. October 7th is the day on which the Church especially honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under her glorious title, “Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.” Father Luigi Gambero, an Italian Marianist priest who … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), known as Padre Pio, was to the middle part of the twentieth century what Blessed Mary Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), known as Mother Teresa, was to the … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. “Near the cross stood His Mother . . . .” Mary, the faithful Virgin, was close to her beloved Son Jesus Christ on Calvary. She accompanied Him to His painful death and participated in … Continue reading
From a talk by Fr. Jeff Norfolk: Three Hail Mary’s Protection of Mind, Heart and Body Purification of Thoughts, Words and Actions One of the first to practice this and to recommend it was St Anthony of Padua (1195–1231). His … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. The mystery undergirding the Fifth Glorious Mystery in Our Blessed Mother’s Most Holy Rosary, the “Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth,” is commemorated liturgically each August 22nd, the Memorial of the … Continue reading