Today, March 25th is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord!
Archangel Gabriel was sent to the Blessed Virgin Mary to announce that she was chosen to bear the Son of God.
This event is known as the Annunciation.
Today, March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Since St. Joseph was the earthly spouse of Mary, the earthly father of Jesus and the head of the Holy Family, he is of great importance.
He’s also important to my family.
Today, December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared under this title in Mexico on December 9 and December 12, 1531.
I’d like to share facts about this event in honor of her feast.
“Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth…” ~ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Last year I wrote a post on Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day.
Since it’s that time of year again — can you believe it?! — I’d like to share an updated and improved version of that post.
I’ll explain the connection between these three days and their meaning for Catholics.
Last year I wrote a post about the Holy Rosary.
Since October is dedicated to this devotion, and the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th, I’d like to share this post again.
Today, September 12th is the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary.
I’m taking a break from the Lourdes Series to write about something connected to this day: names.
I’ve recently become interested in this topic. (So much so that I keep an ongoing list of names that I like, and there are enough on the list for a small army!)
I enjoy learning the meaning of names. I also enjoy hearing about how they are chosen.
First, I’ll briefly explain the feast.
Then, I’ll share an explanation of the importance of names.
Finally, I’ll provide personal tips for choosing names.
Today, August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever failed by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother’s solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen (Venerable Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginam 1).
During my recent pilgrimage in Lourdes, I witnessed Mary’s Queenship being honored in a number of ways.
One event stood out to me the most. I’d like to share it with you because it connects to today’s feast.