Tag Archives: Blessed Virgin Mary

8 September – Feast of the Nativity of Mary

Today’s feast, the Nativity of Mary, is older than the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which was precisely nine months ago. Stop for a moment.  Consider what our eternal prospects were before the birth not only of Our Lord, but … Read More

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New titles for Mary added as invocations in the Litany of Loreto

Here’s some news. As reported by CNA, Francis added three titles as invocations to the Litany of Loreto, the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Liturgy and the Discipline of the … Read More

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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: … Read More

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Pope Francis decrees Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

Pope Francis has decreed the insertion into the calendar of the ORDINARY Form the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, to be celebrated on Pentecost Monday. The decree is dated 11 Feb 2018, the 160th anniversary of the first … Read More

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Recent Consecrations of Dioceses to the Blessed Virgin – REQUEST FOR LIST

UPDATE:  Some people are sending me emails about consecrations.  Thanks, but sorry. I want them posted here and I am not going to do that work.  I have enough to do. Register.. get approved… post. ____ I have been hearing numerous … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail and some Hate Mail

I had a question in my VoiceMail from a reader. I believe what the questioner is asking about is the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary which, I believe, comes in two volumes, a missal for the altar and a … Read More

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

Fr. Hopkins (a Jesuit!) wrote this as a May offering for Mary in 1883, but I think it fits well today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also a good poem for the day that is simultaneously Immaculate Conception … Read More

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8 Sept: Nativity of Mary

Here is the entry in the Roman Martyrology for today’s feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Festum Nativitatis beatae Mariae Virginis, ex semine Abrahae, de tribu Iuda ortae, ex progenie regis David, e qua Filius Dei natus … Read More

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WDTPRS: Annunciation – Lady Day

This is the eve of Feast of the Incarnation. On 25 March we celebrate that moment when our Lord elevated our humanity by taking our human nature into an indestructible bond with His Divinity. In the Incarnation God opened for … Read More

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REQUEST TO READERS: 100,000 MEMORARES IN MAY as a Spiritual Bouquet promoted by Bp. Finn

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Here is a great project promoted by His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph. I am especially happy to promote this, because the Memorare is one of my favorite prayers, … Read More

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