The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

One of the highlights of the Advent season, and in a sense its symbolic beginning, is today’s Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. On the other days of Advent, we reflect on the various public ways in which God prepared the world for the coming of the Messiah. The...

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...