The Annunciation and Good Friday

In the following article by Fr. John Saward from his text The Mysteries of March: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Incarnation and Easter, the author underscores the patristic tradition of the Annunciation and Good Friday both taking place on March 25th, and the theological and liturgical complementarity of these two great liturgical events. Indeed, … Read More

New Marian Obligatory Memorial

New Obligatory Memorial – Mary, Mother of the Church CONGREGATIO DE CULTO DIVINO ET DISCIPLINA SACRAMENTORUM DECREE on the celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church in the General Roman Calendar The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the … Read More

Queen of Martyrs

Why is she so called?—she who never had any blow, or wound, or other injury to her consecrated person. How can she be exalted over those whose bodies suffered the most ruthless violence and the keenest torments for our Lord’s sake? She is, indeed, Queen of all Saints, of those who “walk with … Read More

Mary’s Heart, the Hill of Calvary

The following selection is taken from The Admirable Heart of Mary written by Saint John Eudes. – Asst. Ed. What is Calvary? It is a mountain, the most important and notable mountain of the Holy Land. What is the Heart of the Mother of God? Is it not also a mountain, the most illustrious mountain … Read More

Mary’s Offering of Jesus in the Temple

After the departure of the Magi, the Mother of God said to St. Joseph: “My master, dispose of all the offerings of the Kings as belonging to my Son and to yourself—I deserve nothing.” Together they divided the gifts into three parts: one for the Temple (the incense and myrrh and some of … Read More