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

Tag: Immaculate Conception

“Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Advent (Lk 1:39-45) “Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Lk 1:39-45 It would likely be near to impossible to count just how many times the Hail Mary prayer has been uttered since it was first composed through the archangel’s salutation of “Hail… 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 Luján

The streets of Buenos Aires bear witness to the fact that, for many people, Eva Perón – “Evita” – was, and always will be, the First Lady of Argentina. As one of the most influential women in all of South American history, Eva used her position as the wife of Argentinian President, Juan Perón, to… Read More ›

“Have you seen her?” Apparitions of Mary – Part I

The convent of the Daughters of Charity at Rue du Bac, 140 in Paris was darkened the night of July 18th, 1830, when suddenly one of the postulants was awakened by a child’s voice. “Sister, Sister, Sister Catherine!” the voice called. The young woman sat up, rubbed her eyes, and pushed aside the net curtain… Read More ›

Muslims and the Blessed Virgin Mary

While flipping through a book recently, I came across a chapter entitled, ‘Mary and the Moslems.’ As you can imagine, it caught my attention right away. The book, written in 1952 by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, delves not only into various aspects of Mary’s life and the doctrines associated with her, but also examines… Read More ›

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15th

“Truly God is vulnerable in the world, because he is love and love is vulnerable. Yet he holds the future in his hands: It is love, not hatred, that triumphs; it is peace that is victorious in the end. This is the great consolation contained in the dogma of Mary’s assumption body and soul into… Read More ›

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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 ›

“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 ›

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 ›

Church of St. Anne, Birthplace of Mary

“But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” – Galatians 4:4-5 God’s ‘fullness of time’ – the beginning of the fulfillment of His Divine Plan of Salvation – began… Read More ›