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POPE BENEDICT XVI: THE VIRGIN MARY IS...

POPE BENEDICT XVI: THE VIRGIN MARY IS…

“The Virgin Mary, among all creatures, is a masterpiece of the Most Holy Trinity. In her humble heart full of faith, God prepared a worthy dwelling place for himself in order to bring to completion the mystery of salvation. 56 more words

Virgin Mary

A lesson from Mary: How being OK with your neediness can put you in the best position to serve

I’ve always been amazed by the little old ladies praying the Rosary before Mass, clinging to their beads like they hadn’t meditated on the same mysteries twice a week for their whole lives. 785 more words

Spirituality

St. Urban

St. Urban, Pope and Martyr

HE succeeded St. Calixtus in the year 223, the third of the emperor Alexander, and sat seven years. Though the church enjoyed peace under that mild reign, this was frequently disturbed by local persecutions raised by the people or governors. 199 more words

St. Gregory VII

St. Gregory VII., Pope and Confessor

BEFORE his exaltation to the popedom, he was called Hildebrand. He was born, in Tuscany, and educated at Rome under his uncle the abbot of our Lady’s, upon the Aventin hill. 2,742 more words

THE WORK OF THE HOLY GHOST IN THE CHURCH AND IN OUR SOULS 

THE WORK OF THE HOLY GHOST IN THE CHURCH AND IN OUR SOULS

BY THE REV. ARTHUR DEVINE, C.P.

But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind whatsoever I shall have said to you.–JOHN xiv. 3,570 more words

Pentecost Thursday

Pentecost Thursday:
Fire, a Symbol of the Effects of the Graces of the Holy Ghost
By Rev. John Evangelist Zollner, 1911

There appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them.–Acts 2: 3.  2,360 more words