Yes, Pope Francis is scheduled to canonize the founder of the Marians on June 5 in St. Peter’s Square. Yes, the Marians can finally say we have a saint–the founder of the congregation! I hope to be there, although I’m going to have to travel all the way from California. For further information about our… Read More »
Yes, you can find the Latin text online for free, but you can also get an English translation! Tau Publishing has a translation available for sale. I’m using the text for a Mariology class. There are some profound thoughts about the Blessed Virgin here.
If you’ve seen the CGI movie The Greatest Miracle, then you know Dos Corazones films. The CGI in that movie was somewhat primative, but they have boosted their efforts for their next movie: Max and Me. This will interweave a modern story with the story of St. Maximillian Kolbe. Although there is not a trailer… Read More »
We are now up to 36 Doctors of the Latin Church, and this doctor is an Armenian monk who lived from about A.D. 950 to 1003. Pope Francis declared him a Doctor on February 23. His famous book of Lamentations, also called “Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart,” contains 95 prayers. They… Read More »
The Marians of the Immaculate Conception received Pontifical status in 1699, but did not get their own rule at the time. Instead, they were put under The Rule of Ten Virtues (modified for a male community), a rule for a community called The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and more commonly known as the… Read More »
The chaplain to the Solidarity Movement was killed October 19, 1984. It looked bad for the Solidarity Movement. But, meanwhile in Rome… Today, the feast day of St. John Paul II, seems an opportune moment to remember how tough things really were in Poland, even with John Paul II as Pope. But, of course, we… Read More »
young adults should be reading Young Faces of Holiness. These are true stories… not fiction! Real young folks showing heroic virtue! Some are saints and blesseds in the Church. But, this advise does not have huge marketing machines backing it up. Ergo, it is completely ignored. However, I am used to this. Bl. Chiara Luce… Read More »
St. Agnes has been the subject of great sermons and poetry down through the ages (not to mention a major character in Cardinal Wiseman’s novel Fabiola). An excellent book about here is available online: Life of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr by Aloysius Smith. Here is a little from the introduction: SAINT AGNESE FUORI LE… Read More »
I would like to recommend the novel Palms by Anna Hanson Dorsey. It’s the story of St. Nemesius of Rome and his daughter Lucilla. The book is based on the account that can be found in the book The Victims of the Mamertine by Augustine O’Reilly. This novel is a moving fictional account, something like… Read More »
I was able to see some of the edited English edition of this Lux Vide production. It is indeed quite impressive, but needed the editing from the original miniseries format. Ignatius Press has a Webpage dedicated to it now: Mary of Nazareth.
CHAPTER V. THE FOURTH WORD. “AND Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden, for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy… Read More »
CHAPTER III. THE SECOND WORD. “AND the Angel answering said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee, and therefore also the Holy that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold Elisabeth thy cousin, she hath also… Read More »
CHAPTER II. THE FIRST WORD. THE First Word of our Blessed Lady was spoken at the time of her Annunciation, when the Angel entered the room in which she was engaged in prayer, probably about that very mystery which was soon to be accomplished in her own person. We are all familiar with the story.… Read More »
I will be putting here a work derived from the work of St. Bernardine of Siena on the seven words of Mary. This is not an exact translation, but a work that preaches the same message, often quoting the original author, but taking some liberties. The original is used as a “store of thought.” The… Read More »
A portion of the Diary of Bl. George is available as free MP3 file downloads. You can hear some of his inspiring thoughts at this page. The journal entries were read by Stanley Saplis, M.I.C., for a cassette tape series.