Category Archives: Feast Days

“Come, come behold the King of the heavens,…

Isaias foretold regarding Jerusalem that a “ multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.”  This prophecy was fulfilled … Continue reading

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But The Most Delectable of Fares is Our Divine Bread

The birth of Our Lord has long been celebrated with such joy and such drama in the Church’s history: Nativity plays, Posadas, the Three Kings, caroling, Christmas trees, Nativity scenes, Midnight Mass, and…….very special foods! Is there a country without … Continue reading

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The Blessed Roses

(Thank you,  Justin, for the lovely photograph! ) For those of you who obtained a sacramental rose, blessed by Father at the Mass for our Lady of Guadalupe, I post here a suggested prayer to recite in making use of the … Continue reading

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In Honor of My Heavenly Mother….

(since I will not be posting in the next few days) on her Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, from Kelly’s Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary: St. Thomas, the Angelical Doctor, acknowledges that Mary brought the blessings of heaven … Continue reading

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Festividad de Nra. Sra. de Guadalupe – Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! A couple of days ago my brother asked me if I had heard of the candlelight processions that have been taking place annually for some years now, and which converge in … Continue reading

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Feast of the Presentation, November 21

               Taken from T. Kelly’s The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary                 THE PRESENTATION OF MARY IN THE TEMPLE From  the giving of the Mosaic law, it was   customary with the Jews to consecrate themselves to God, and to make … Continue reading

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Remember the Poor Souls in Purgatory!

Since our souls possess the three faculties of will, memory, and intellect,  we can be sure that those we have known and loved here on earth, and who may now be in Purgatory,  do retain memories of us.  How appreciative … Continue reading

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O Blessed Name! O Glorious Name! Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

From Life of the Blessed Virgin, by Msgr. Gentilucci: The Fathers and writers unanimously affirm that this august name had been revealed by God Himself to Anne and Joachim.  St. Bonaventure adds that God Himself pronounced that glorious name, and … Continue reading

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“It is a common opinion that Mary was born…just when the smoke of the holocaust….”

From The life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Msgr. R. Gentilucci It is a common opinion that Mary was born the eighth day of the month of September, which corresponds to the beginning of the month Tisri, that is … Continue reading

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“Mine is the task the faithful heart to tell, How Mary rose triumphant to the skies.”

From a translation of the Life of the Virgin Mary, by Msgr. Gentilucci, 1856 “if the Apostles of the Gentiles, although he was endowed with the highest intelligence, the greatest eloquence, and, what is more, a divine inspiration, yet avowed … Continue reading

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