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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Behold your Mother…

 Mary   What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.      CCC 487       Called in the Gospels “the … Continue reading

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Mary shows us how to work with the Holy Spirit…

In union with christ The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that “Mary, the all-holy  ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time…In her, the ‘wonders of … Continue reading

Why Mary?

Mary, Model of Charity  Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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Mary prays with us…

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue Lovely Lady dressed in blue ——- Teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy, Tell me what to say! Did you lift Him up, sometimes, Gently on your knee? Did you sing … Continue reading

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Mary walks with us…

“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to … Continue reading


  She [Mary] is an echo of God, speaking and repeating only God. If you say “Mary” she says ‘God’.    -St. Louis de Montfort                 Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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St Joseph – a model for our time…

May 1 – Feast of st joseph the worker What is the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker? Apparently in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the … Continue reading

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