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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  So, on this day, after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we conclude our brief work. So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 6th Sorrow – The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Deposition.

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary 5th Sorrow … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion of Jesus

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary Now we … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem Now we turn to… Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary. (Tradition … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt Now we turn to… The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43–45) In the Presentation, the Lord – the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt

The first post in the series is 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon Now we turn to the: 2nd Sorrow – The Flight or Escape into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13-23) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon

Sunday, 15 September is, in the traditional calendar, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (2nd Class). For Holy Mass we will use the 14th Sunday after Pentecost with commemorations of the Feast. I believe that the Rubricae Generales of … Continue reading

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8 Sept – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Stop for a moment.  Consider what our eternal prospects were before the birth not only of Our Lord, but also before the birth of His Mother, from whom He took our human nature, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ponder the state … Continue reading

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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, in the newer, Novus Ordo calendar. Here is an oldie post from 2006, the final installment of my Patristic Rosary Project. ___ We conclude our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: … Continue reading

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22 August: Mary’s Immaculate Heart and Queenship

On 22 August we observe, in the traditional Roman calendar, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In the newer calendar it is the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When the angel Gabriel came to Mary he told … Continue reading

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VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity

Oh, boy. Several people recommended that I read this book. I’m reading it and it is bothering me a great deal even as it informs and confirms. The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity US HERE – UK … Continue reading

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2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Traditional 2 July)

In the traditional calendar, the Feast of the Visitation, 2 July, came at the end of the long-suppressed Octave of John the Baptist.  In the Novus Ordo it now falls on 31 May, between the Annunciation and the Birth of … Continue reading

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NOVENA FOR SEMINARIANS – from Corpus Christi to Sacred Heart, with a Marian Consecration

From a priest: Dear Father, we have met several times, most recently last year at the Canon Law conference in La Crosse. I wrote a novena for seminarians to be prayed from Corpus Christi to the Sacred Heart, with a … Continue reading

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On a painfully hopeful day, consolation arrives – new icon of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy

It has been a painful and hopeful day.  Hopefully painful, or painfully hopeful, I can’t decide.  The needle drifted a to the later as I opened my mail. First, it is REALLY supposed to be MONDAY in the OCTAVE of … Continue reading

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