August 9, 2022
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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...

Mary Leads Us to True Holiness

Everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially from someone we love deeply. The greatest gift of all time was given to us in Mary, the Mother of God. Her son Jesus is the son of God and the Savior of the world. Bernard of Clairvaux advises us: “In...

His Love for Mary

Throughout this year we have been celebrating the first centenary from the birth of a great devotee of Mary, Pope St. John Paul II. It would be fruitful to see how this great Marian Pope showed his immense love for Mary, particularly by the way he...

Why Catholics Venerate Mary

At this time of year, every Christian’s thoughts turn to the beginning of what is known as “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and their focus is rightly on the babe in the manger, the Son of God, the Savior of the World. But my thoughts also turn to...

For Nothing will be Impossible for God

On this 4th Sunday of Advent, our attention is directed towards the Blessed Mother. However, in order for us to benefit spiritually from focusing on her inner attitude as the best disposition to have not only on Christmas Day but throughout the...

Mary’s Canticle Brings Peace

On Tuesday 8 September 2020 we celebrated the Nativity of Mary. In this feast day the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, gave me the grace to understand, or at least to start a process of understanding, a very important aspect regarding the Mother of...