Tag: Blessed Virgin Mary

Devotion to Our Lady

Following Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, and then Hurricane Rita shortly after that, thousands of volunteers from around the country went down South to help the devastated victims of the storms. One of them, a nurse from Vermont, kept a diary, and...

Pope Benedict XVI’s Love for Mary

January 1, 2023 is not just the beginning of a new year but also, within the Church’s calendar, is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Now that our dear Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has left us to get his merited eternal reward in heaven it is...

Lovely Lady

During the first four centuries of the Church, many heresies developed regarding Jesus Christ. Finally, at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D., the bishops, united with the Pope, clarified the matter: “We teach…one and the same Christ...

The Blessed Mother and Mercy

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a monk and a doctor of the Church.  As much as he liked the quiet of his life in the monastery, he was frequently called upon to settle disputes in the Church, such as one time when two men claimed to be...

Our Lady of Czestochowa

I have been graced by God to be born on August 26, 1972. As you know, August 26 is the Solemn Feast Day of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Queen and Protectress of Poland. My beloved parents got married on August 25, 1957. History has it that August 25...

Poland Needs Gietrzwald

The 145th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Gietrzwald falls on  June 27, 2022. Although not as well known as Fatima, this shrine is a major pilgrimage destination in Poland, which prior to the pandemic, was visited by about one million of...

Walking with Mary

Most Americans have heard of Lewis and Clark, the two explorers whose famous expedition at the beginning of the 19th century successfully reached the Pacific Ocean and opened up vast new territories to the United States. Few, however, realize that...

The Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

When recently one of the innumerable hand-made copies of the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help came to visit us at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre in Malta, I deeply felt the need to appreciate this singular icon a bit more than I usually do...