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THE VIGIL OF THE ASSUMPTION

THE VIGIL OF THE ASSUMPTION

What is this aurora before which the brightest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed, and becomes but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whose triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. 1,535 more words

The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Discourse VII: On the Assumption of Mary
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori

On this day the Church proposes to us to celebrate two solemn observances in honor of Mary: one, her happy departure from this earth; the other, her glorious assumption into heaven. 5,485 more words

The Virgin Mary: A Catholic Perspective

This is a response to Chad’s blog post: The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

I’d like to commend Chad in his blog, and state that we are in agreement with most of our tradition’s teachings regarding Mary. 7,393 more words

Ecumenical Dialogue

St. Hippolytus

St. Hippolytus, Priest and Martyr

A.D. 252.

ONE of the most illustrious martyrs who suffered in the reign of Gallus 1 was St. Hippolytus, one of the twenty-five priests of Rome, who had the misfortune for some time to have been deceived by the hypocrisy of Novation and Novatus, and to have been engaged in their schism; but this fault he expiated by his public repentance, and a glorious martyrdom. 1,942 more words

St. Radegundes

St. Radegundes, Queen of France

SHE was daughter of Bertaire, a pagan king of part of Thuringia, in Germany, who was assassinated by his brother Hermenfred. 2,142 more words

Saint John Berchmans

Saint John Berchmans

Jesuit Seminarian
(1599-1621)

Born in 1599 in Diest, a town of northern Belgium near Brussels and Louvain, this angelic young Saint was the oldest of five children. 1,084 more words

Our Lady Refuge of Sinners

Our Lady Refuge of Sinners

No one pleases God or Our Lady by exaggerating. Religion is not served by false piety, however well-intentioned it may be. 1,929 more words