True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort It was on the 12th of May 1853, that the decree was pronounced at Rome, declaring Louis de Monfort's writings to be exempt from all error which could be a bar to his canonisation. In this very treatise on the veritable devotion … Continue reading True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal by Louise M. Stacpoole-Kenny, 1911 In those days when passions ran riot, and the knowledge of the truth was almost completely perverted and obscured, there was a continual struggle with errors, and human society, going from bad to worse, seemed to be rushing towards the abyss. … Continue reading St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

The Life of Dominic Savio

The Life of Dominic Savio Translated from the Original work of The Venerable Servant of God, John Bosco Preface "Let us leave a saint to write the life of a saint, " is said to have been the exclamation of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, when he entered the cell of his brother doctor, … Continue reading The Life of Dominic Savio

The Hidden Life of Christ

Th Hidden Life of Christ by Fr. R. F. Clarke S. J. February 1st: The Hidden Life If the life of the Holy Family was a hidden life in their own country, how much more was this the case in Egypt? There, amid strangers and idolaters, they were bereft of all human sympathy and consolation. … Continue reading The Hidden Life of Christ

Sister Consolata Betrone, the Little Soul

Sister Consolata Betrone was born in Saluzzo, Italy on April 6, 1903, and was named Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna Betrone. She was the daughter of Pietro Betrone and Giuseppina Nirino, who were the owners of a bakery in Saluzzo, who later became managers of a restaurant in Airasco (Turin). Pierina was the second of six daughters … Continue reading Sister Consolata Betrone, the Little Soul

The Noble who abandoned Holy Trinity but saved by the Blessed Virgin Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might live with less shame in a distant country where he was unknown. On this journey, … Continue reading The Noble who abandoned Holy Trinity but saved by the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Time The Virgin Mary Came Down And Filled In For A Nun For Fifteen Years

Beatrice, a nun in the monastery of Fontebraldo, as related by Cesarius and by Father Rho. This unhappy religious, having contracted a passion for a certain youth, agreed to flee with him from the convent; and in fact she went one day before a statue of the Blessed Virgin, there deposited the keys of the … Continue reading The Time The Virgin Mary Came Down And Filled In For A Nun For Fifteen Years

Fatima: The Ordeal And God’s Providence

It is 1917, and the three young visionaries of Fatima – brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their cousin, Lúcia dos Santos – have learned much over the preceding months. Part of God’s plan, the true identity of the Lady who appears over the holm oak, and the terrors of hell have been … Continue reading Fatima: The Ordeal And God’s Providence

Vigils of Feasts

Keeping vigils before major feasts is an ancient institution in the church, which was highly recommended by the early Fathers, for example St. Augustine and St. Jerome. The faithful would assemble in the church in the preceding evening and prepare themselves by prayers and readings; this later became the offices of first vespers and matins. … Continue reading Vigils of Feasts

Why Nuestra Señora de la O? by Siniculus

Why do we Hispanics call the Blessed Virgin, under the title of her Expectation of Childbirth, Our Lady of the O? We reproduce part of the following passage in from the unpublished manuscript on the misa de aguinaldo by this author. . THE MANY NAMES OF THE FEAST . It is important to highlight the … Continue reading Why Nuestra Señora de la O? by Siniculus

The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This feast reminds us that we, too, expectantly wait for the grace and joy of Our Lord and Savior, born on Christmas day. We remember that Jesus was “pre-born” at the moment of the Incarnation, that the Word became flesh when Our Blessed Mother assented to God’s plan, as she spoke to the Archangel Gabriel … Continue reading The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

NASA investigate the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe

There is no explanation offered by NASA scientists on how the image was imprinted on the Tilma. There are no brush strokes, or sketch marks on it. The image also seems to increase in size and change colors owing to an unknown property of the surface and substance of which it is made. The colors … Continue reading NASA investigate the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

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”: