On the Fittingness of the Immaculate Conception: Blessed John Duns Scotus

Was the Blessed Virgin conceived in sin? The answer is no, for as Augustine writes: "When sin is treated, there can be no inclusion of Mary in the discussion." And Anselm says: "It was fitting that the Virgin should be resplendent with a purity greater than which none under God can be conceived." Purity here … Continue reading On the Fittingness of the Immaculate Conception: Blessed John Duns Scotus

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

How to Pray The Chaplet of Divine Mercy 1. Make the Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 2. Optional Opening Prayers You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for … Continue reading Chaplet of Divine Mercy

He has Loved Us by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

God had 'Conferred' so-many Blessings on Men, thereby to-'Draw' them to-Love Him; but Ungrateful Men, not only did not Love Him, but they would not even 'Acknowledge' Him, as their Lord. Scarcely, in One Corner-of-the-Earth, in Judea, was He recognized-as God, by His Chosen People; and by them, He was more-Feared, than Loved. He, however, … Continue reading He has Loved Us by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary to Obtain Her Patronage

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary to Obtain Her Patronage O my most holy Mother. I see the graces which thou hast obtained for me; and I see the ingratitude of which I have been guilty towards thee. An ungrateful soul is no longer worthy of favors; but I will not on this account distrust … Continue reading Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary to Obtain Her Patronage

The Story of Our Lady of Caysasay: “Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa”:

The Story of Our Lady of Caysasay: "Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa": In 1603, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningkad fished out his net in the Pansipit River, in Taal, Batangas, a twelve inch tall image of Our Lady of Caysasay, radiating with heavenly luster. Upon seeing this image, Juan, being a … Continue reading The Story of Our Lady of Caysasay: “Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa”:

On the Immaculate Conception: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi

The root of humanity, bedchamber of God, and pure water: This is Mary, therefore Immaculate. Great was the happiness of human nature in paradise before original sin, so long as man remained in the state of innocence and original justice. Then was human nature like that tree seen by King Nabuchodonosor in his dreams: tall, … Continue reading On the Immaculate Conception: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi