I’ve been revisiting my childhood favorite Marian apparition and finding hope and consolation in Our Lady’s words. No matter our desperation, darkness, or despair, she remains to draw us to Christ.
I nearly forgot about MMWS after spending the weekend at my best friend’s wedding! My husband Andrew has a powerful devotion to the Holy Queen of Heaven, and he suggested this line from St. Louis de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Mary.
~ Lord Jesus Christ, give me the graces you bestowed upon your own Mother – that I may imitate her sweetness with my own children, and hold them as preciously as she holds You. Help me to be sensitive to their needs, to serve them with joyful humility, and to lead them to the […]
O MARY, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN, PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE. ____________________________________________________ Because December 8th was a Sunday, the Marian Feast of the Immaculate Conception is observed today. What is the Immaculate Conception?
Mary is a mystery. After eager anticipation and hearing reviews abuzz with enthusiasm, I saw Mary of Nazareth last night. While I admittedly had some reservations about the film from a production standpoint (looking at editing, script, looping, and acting only; separating these from the story itself) at a certain point I dropped the Siskel-and-Ebert […]
I was 22 when people started wishing me a happy Mother’s Day, which was crazy to me. Just a month shy of my wedding and two years away from having our firstborn, I laughed over the whole thing with my friends who received similar salutations from total strangers. We figured they were erring to presume […]
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort […]
If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you. – St John Vianney
______________________________ A goddess wants to be adored; but a humble wife reigns in her home, always pouring herself out adoring God through serving her husband and children.