Tag Archives: Our Lady

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Today we celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Stemming from an ancient Jewish tradition, this feast commemorates the occasion when Mary, at only three years old, was solemnly offered to God. She was presented by her parents, Ss. Joachim and Ann, for a life of service in the Temple. From the […]

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Our Lady Conquers the Serpent

Our Lady, full of Grace, has conquered the Serpent …

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August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

All about August as the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary …

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The Submerged Reality – a Book on Sophiology by Michael Martin

The Submerged Reality – Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics by Michael Martin, reviewed. A book which follows Valentin Tomberg and Meditations on the Tarot. In my opinion, the finest so far in English.

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Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Regarding the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary …

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Feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

The Feast of St. Bernadette of Lourdes reminds us of the great miracle of the Nineteenth Century, a troubled time for the Church …

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Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes

On the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes – remembering St Bernadette.

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Candlemas – the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Candlemas – the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of the Temple.

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October is the Month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reflections on the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Catholic Ireland …

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September is the Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

September is the month of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a little introduction to the history and background to this month in the Liturgical Year.

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On Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: the history and theology of this devotion with special reference to the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

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May is the Month of Mary, Queen of Heaven

On venerating the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, in the month of May …

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The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel (Review)

On Franz Werfel’s masterpiece about Our Lady of Lourdes: The Song of Bernadette – with extracts from the text and numerous photos of Lourdes, then and now.

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception it is fitting to recall the reasons we venerate Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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The Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel

Here is a detailed account of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel – as written by J. Spencer Northcote.

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On the Eve of My Half-Centenary: Losing My Ecumenism

An uncomfortable, personal post about the need for courage …

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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  Thy Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world; since from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and confounding death, rewarded us with life everlasting. (Antiphon at the Magnificat).       Today, angels bow down, Heavenly Hosts […]

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O Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumed into Heaven

    Hodie Maria Virgo caelos ascendit: gaudete, quia cum Christo regnat in aeternum. (This day the Virgin Mary ascended into heaven; rejoice, for she reigns with Christ for ever – Vespers Antiphon.) The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most ancient in the cycle of Marian feasts. […]

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The Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Book Review

Considering the love and passion in the 142 letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque …

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