It would be easier to separate light from the sun than to separate Mary from Jesus.
~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Mystical Rose

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR What was the color of that Blossom bright? / White to begin with, immaculate white. / But what a wild flush on the flakes of it stood, / When the Rose ran in crimsoning down the Cross wood. / In the Gardens of God, in the daylight divine / I shall worship the Wounds with…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 12, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Our Lady went into a strange country / And they crowned her for a queen, / For she needed never to be stayed or questioned / But only seen; /And they were broken down under unbearable beauty / As we have been. ~G. K. Chesterton poem, Going after The Lost Sheep If you have ever visited the Basilica of…

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Queen Conceived Without Original Sin

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 8, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR The Most Holy Virgin is that blessed woman who was to crush with her heel the head of the infernal serpent.  God in creating Mary immaculate, scores His great victory over the devil; He reestablishes His sovereignty over the earth, God reenters creation as Master! ~St. Peter Julian Eymard, Founder of the Congregation of the…

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Queen of Peace

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Do not ever be troubled, do not ever be afraid, you have nothing to fear.  Isn’t the Immaculate perhaps aware of everything?  If this were not true, we would be in great trouble indeed. No one can hurt us without God’s permission, or even without the Immaculate’s permission. Therefore, everything is in her maternal hands…let…

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Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 7, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth.               – Blessed John Paul II, October 29, 1978 Catholics rightly call Mary the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary because the power of the Rosary manifests Mary’s great love and protection for all…

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Queen of Angels

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 27, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR A thousand angels were equipped for her guard and custody that they might serve as most faithful vassals of their Queen and Lady. ~Venerable Mary of Agreda, Life of the Virgin Mother of God, 17th century The above extraordinary insight was taken from a private revelation concerning the number of guardian angels that were assigned…

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Queen of Families

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 15, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Grosechel, CFR Authentic devotion to Mary … constitutes a special instrument for nourishing loving communion in the family and for developing conjugal and family spirituality. For she who is the Mother of Christ and of the Church is in a special way, the Mother of Christian families, of domestic Churches. ~Pope John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation, Familiaris…

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Seat of Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Mary is the secret magnet. Wherever she is, she draws Eternal Wisdom so powerfully that He cannot resist. Of all the means to possess Jesus Christ, Mary is the surest, the easiest, the shortest way, and the holiest. ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary This beautiful title of Mary…

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