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Our Lady of Carmel – July 16th

July 15, 2014

“Our Lady of Carmel” is the title bestowed on the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the Carmelite order. Founded in the 12th century on Mount Carmel, the Carmelites still have their spiritual headquarters on the slopes of this mountain, overlooking the bustling city of Haifa and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Why… Read More ›

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Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – June 28

Every morning, I begin my day with the following prayer: “O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in thanksgiving for your favours,… Read More ›

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The Visitation of Mary – May 31

(Luke 1:39-56) The month of May, in which we honour Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is drawing to a close. It has been a time to renew our devotion to Our Lady, to meditate on her many virtues and graces, and to draw closer to her Immaculate Heart. I was blessed to spend part of this… Read More ›

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“Mommy – is Mary in the Coffee?”- Talk by Fr. Jerome

In Honour of Our Lady of Fatima “What’s the purpose of coffee? We use it to kick start the day – we take it into us so that everything about it, from its aroma, taste, and caffeine can awaken our physical senses to the world around us. Likewise, if we desire to have our SPIRITUAL SENSES… Read More ›

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St. Joseph the Worker – May 1st

“Joseph was a craftsman from Galilee, just one man among many. What had life to offer to someone from a forgotten village like Nazareth? Nothing but work: work every day, with the same constant effort. And at the end of the day, a poor little house in which to rest and regain energy for the… Read More ›

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Mary, Our Advocate

From the earliest days of the Church, Mary has been known for her great intercessory power. In the 3rd century, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons described her as an “advocate.”1 Why do we need an advocate? Scripture tells us that we are all sinners and, one day, we will be judged for our actions.2 Just as… Read More ›

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Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – February 11th

February 11th is an important day in the Catholic Church. To understand why, we need to go back to the year 1858 and what was then the small garrison town of Lourdes, France.  Home to about four thousand people at that time, Lourdes is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees on the River Gave… Read More ›

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Mary, Handmaid of the Lord

Of the countless descriptions and titles for Mary, perhaps the most beautiful is the one she uses to describe herself, the “Handmaid of the Lord.”1 Though mentioned only twice in Scripture, this title for Mary is significant and enduring because it describes the essential character of her soul, the underlying disposition from which all other… Read More ›

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January 1st – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Christmas Day, which marks the celebration of the birth of Jesus, is the first day of the eight-day celebration that we call the “Octave of Christmas.”1 The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is the 8th and final day of this Octave.2 It is the oldest Marian Feast Day in the Catholic Church, and on… Read More ›

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Does Mary Speak My Language?

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th) Chances are, if you don’t speak Spanish or if you’re not of Mexican heritage, you may think that Our Lady of Guadalupe and her corresponding feast day have little to do with you.  But you couldn’t be more wrong.  Mary, in whatever guise she may choose to… Read More ›

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