"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Devotion

Bound to Mary, Bound for Heaven: The Joy of Total Consecration

The first time I heard about someone consecrating themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary was well over 10 years ago. I was in a book club with a group of Catholic moms, and we had just finished reading a book on Mary. I don’t remember the title, but after our discussion that day the leader… Read More ›

Mary, Bride of the Holy Spirit

When the Holy Spirit, the Author of life, entered and filled Mary’s being, something almost unthinkable took place: Jesus was conceived and became flesh. Of course, the Holy Spirit had prepared her for this moment, but it was only by her consent that it came to be, that it was consummated: “For the first time… Read More ›

St. Philomena – August 11

Born: early centuries of the Church Died: around the age of 13, sometime during the fourth century Patronage: children, youth, babies, infants, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins   What’s in a Name? When one of our daughters was confirmed a couple of years ago, my husband and I encouraged her – as we had our… Read More ›

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

As a convert to Catholicism, I struggled for many years to understand the place that Mary has in the life of every Christian believer. I understood that she played an important role in Salvation history – that without Mary, Jesus could not have been born into the world. I understood that she was a model… Read More ›