Today is a special feast day for our Blessed Mother, both in the traditional and Novus Ordo rites. In the traditional calendar, it is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in the Novus Ordo rite, the memorial of the Queenship of Mary. She is our Queen and Her Immaculate Heart is what … Continue reading The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Queen of Heaven and Earth
"What we love, we grow to resemble." They say you are what you eat, but this quote by St. Bernard, whose feast we celebrated yesterday, points to the more accurate assertion that we are what we love. You can look at someone and the way they carry themselves and what they strive for, and it … Continue reading We Are What We Love
First off... TODAY IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. IF YOU'RE READING THIS, YOU CAN'T PRETEND YOU FORGOT OR DIDN'T KNOW. JUST LIKE ON A SUNDAY, IF YOU MISS MASS WITHOUT A LEGITIMATE REASON, IT IS A SERIOUS SIN AND YOU MUST GO TO CONFESSION BEFORE RECEIVING COMMUNION AGAIN. Ok, now that that's out of … Continue reading Solemnity of the Assumption
Since the month of August is the month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and we are getting ready to celebrate Her glorious Assumption this Thursday, I thought it would be a good time to talk about our Blessed Mother and why She is so important to our lives as Christians and as children … Continue reading Why Do We Need Mary?
Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, one of the major epiphanies of the Lord and His majesty. Just as the birth of Christ was an epiphany for the three Wise Men, so the Transfiguration was an epiphany of their Master's true nature and divinity for Peter, James, and John. Why those … Continue reading Feast of the Transfiguration
August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is a wonderful article on why devotion and consecration to Her Immaculate Heart is so important and how it leads us to Christ. “In the End My Immaculate Heart will Triumph” “Hail, Holy Queen! Hail, our life our sweetness and our hope!” Mary is … Continue reading In the End My Immaculate Heart will Triumph
If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy--St. John Vianney Last week, Fr. Chris Alar of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception gave the homilies for a couple of televised Masses on EWTN. One of them was on keeping the Sabbath day holy and why going to Mass should be a top … Continue reading Why is Going to Mass So Important?