12/6/2016

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is observed each year on December 8. This holy day of obligation is an important day in the liturgical calendar, and it celebrates a centuries-old doctrine that was officially defined by the Church in 1854. Even though it is so important, there is still often misunderstanding about this holy day.

The Annunciation
08/10/2018

When I was praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary recently, I realized an ugly truth about myself: if I were in Mary’s shoes, I would have a difficult time seeing the events in the mysteries as joyful. In fact, I imagined myself complaining about them and using each of the events as a reason to feel sorry for myself. This idea took over my meditation, and I began to see each mystery primarily in terms of the sorrow it caused for Mary.

03/9/2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Juan Diego on a hill outside of modern day Mexico City. When she appeared to Juan Diego, he went to the archbishop to share his experience. The archbishop asked for a sign, and Our Lady obliged by directing Juan Diego to collect roses in his cloak.

05/12/2017

1917 was not an easy year for the world. The nations were in the midst of the largest and most horrific conflict the world had yet seen: World War I. The present—and the future—looked bleak.

05/3/2016
Pope Francis' Prayer for May 2016: Respect for Women and the Rosary Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for May 2016 is that "women may be honored and respected" around the world.

08/21/2017
Question: What do the titles of Mary mean?

Catholic Classroom: What is the brown scapular?
07/16/2018
Question: What is the brown scapular and why do we wear it?

Why are we celebrating the Annunciation today?
04/9/2018
Question: Why are we celebrating the Annunciation of the Lord today?

Nativity scene with Mary and Jesus | Text: What really happened at Jesus' birth? (Catholic Classroom)
12/22/2017
Question: What really happened at Jesus' birth?

You may be able to rattle off the basic story of Jesus’ conception and birth, but have you ever wondered how much of that story is from Scripture, and how much was added in after?

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