Our Lady of Sorrows

Yesterday, together with the whole Church, we pondered the Cross of Christ from the perspective that only faith can give us. We hailed the Cross as the sign of a glorious victory, something to be treasured, a cause for rejoicing. Without faith, we cannot see suffering...

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On this joyful feast of Blessed Mary’s birthday, we turn to a profound short passage from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. In it, Paul assures us that “all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” We see a striking example...

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In today’s Gospel the Blessed Virgin Mary says: “The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” God has done great things for our Blessed Mother and he is doing great things for us. Today we celebrate a particularly “great thing” that God did for...

The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Yesterday we honored the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a joyful celebration. Today we celebrate a “companion feast” – really a continuation of yesterday’s feast. We continue to love, honor, and praise the Heart of Jesus, but we do so with a greater awareness that we are...