The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most beautiful celebrations in the liturgical year. Today we commemorate the singular grace and privilege that God Himself bestowed upon Our Heavenly Mother: namely that she was conceived without the stain of Original Sin. 854 more words
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The Lord is King, He is robed in Majesty; the Lord is robed, girded with might. The world will surely stand in place, never to be moved.
Today, the Church celebrates the feast of a remarkable woman. Pope Saint Pius X acclaimed her to be the “Greatest Saint of Modern Times.” Yet in her life she was a simple, humble Carmelite Nun; unknown to everyone except her family, her Carmel and a few people with whom she had been in correspondence. 436 more words
On May 24th (the Feast of Mary Help of Christians), The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill celebrated it’s 150th “birthday.” This past weekend gave me time to reflect on Our Lady and her title as “Help of Christians.” Today I am going to share some of my thoughts on Our Lady and why we, as Christians, honor her as our “Help.” 641 more words
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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John:
“Jesus said to His disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.