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Our Lady of the Smile

April 19, 2018

“O Thou who cam’st to smile on me at dawn of life’s beginning! Come once again to smile on me. . . . Mother! the night is nigh.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux1 ‘Our Lady of the Smile’ is not a special title of Mary. It refers, instead, to St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s claims that… Read More ›

The Annunciation in our Middle Earth

This year Palm Sunday falls on March 25th, the traditional date of the Annunciation, nine months before Christmas.  On this day we remember that the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was full of grace and would bear the Son of the Most High.[i]  And so, the Solemnity of the Annunciation will be celebrated… Read More ›

Our Lady of Pontmain

France was favoured with many apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the 19th century. Among them, she appeared to St. Catherine Labouré in Paris in 1830 (when she gave her the Miraculous Medal), to two children in the village of La Salette in 1846, to the young St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes in 1858,… Read More ›

O Holy Night, the world in silence waits

Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Just ask any expectant mother and she’ll tell you. From the moment she learns she is going to have a child, the waiting begins – for nine long months. And there’s nothing she can do to speed it along, nor would she really want to, for… Read More ›

Pondering Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

I still remember the moment when I first “heard” the Church’s teaching on Mary’s perpetual virginity. I was at Mass one day, and we were praying the Confiteor, the prayer that begins with the words “I confess.” Perhaps you are also familiar with it: “I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and… Read More ›

Our Lady of the Cape

There are many shrines to our Blessed Mother Mary scattered throughout the world. Some of the most famous ones are associated with Our Lady’s appearances at Lourdes, Fatima, and Guadalupe. But few Canadians know that we, too, have our own national shrine to Our Blessed Mother: The Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape at… Read More ›

The Queenship of Mary

“Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings, it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of ‘Queen’.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori The Feast of the Queenship of Mary was established by Venerable Pope… Read More ›

4th Fatima Conference “Grace for Humanity” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

St. Peter’s 100 Year Fatima Anniversary Conference 4th Conference – “Grace for Humanity”  PDF Version “The School of Mary: 4th Message ‘Grace for Humanity’” – Fatima Talk 4 by Fr. Jerome from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

3rd Fatima Conference “The Messages” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

St. Peter’s 100 Year Fatima Anniversary Conference 3rd Conference “The Messages”  PDF Version “The School of Mary: The Messages” – Fatima Talk 3 by Fr. Jerome from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.  

2nd Fatima Conference “The Angel of Peace and The White Lady” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

St. Peter’s 100 Year Fatima Anniversary Conference  2nd Conference “The Angel of Peace and The White Lady”  PDF Version “The School of Mary: The Apparitions of the Angel of Peace and The White Lady” – Fatima Talk 2 by Fr. Jerome from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.