Our Lady2021-12-04T22:45:01-05:00

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

The Birth of Hope

In September we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday. Don’t all good children remember their mother on her birthday? This special celebration in the Church’s calendar points out a fundamental element of Christianity: our hope for eternal […]

By |November 22nd, 2020|Our Lady|

The Rosary is Our Lady’s Own Prayer

St. Dominic’s feast on August 8th is a yearly reminder of importance of the Holy Rosary to the spiritual lives of many Catholics. It is perhaps the Church’s greatest devotion and force of prayer after […]

By |August 19th, 2020|Our Lady|

A Guide for Our Advent Journey

Advent symbolizes the waiting and anticipation of a pregnancy, and Our Lady appears as a key figure in the season. There is a good reason for that: she prepares us for Christ’s birth by helping […]

By |December 1st, 2019|Our Lady|

The Guadalupe Reconciliation

In 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared a number of times to a simple Indian at the center of the New World and evangelized a continent. Her maternal love overcame the deep cultural divisions of two […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Our Lady|

Our Lady as Spiritual Vessel

For many years I struggled to understand the “vessel” images applied to the Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loreto. In the Litany she is described variously as a “spiritual vessel,” a “vessel of honor,” […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Our Lady|

Refuge of Sinners

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who had fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought they intercession, was left unaided. […]

By |June 7th, 2016|Our Lady|

Comforter of the Afflicted

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary; call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips; never suffer it to leave your heart…while she holds […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Our Lady|

Cause of Our Joy

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

Shout for joy, daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, Israel!  Be glad and exult with all your heart, daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has removed the judgment against you; he has […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Our Lady|

Mirror of Justice

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

For she is the reflection of eternal light, the spotless mirror of the power of God, the image of his goodness. (Wis 7: 25-26)

This next interesting Marian title can seem […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Our Lady|

Mother of the Church

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Our Lady|

Mystical Rose

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 […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Our Lady|

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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 […]

By |December 12th, 2015|Our Lady|

Queen Conceived Without Original Sin

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 […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Our Lady|

Queen of Peace

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 […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Our Lady|

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

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, […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Our Lady|

Queen of Angels

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 […]

By |September 27th, 2015|Our Lady|

Queen of Families

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 […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Our Lady|

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