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To love Mary means to be committed to her son. #OurLadyOfGuadalupe

As we now pray the Angelus and remember the Annunciation of the Lord, our eyes too turn spiritually towards the hill of Tepeyac, to the place where the Mother of God, under the title of “the Ever-Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe” has been fervently honoured for centuries as a sign of reconciliation and of…

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This makes me think… we need Mary, who carried God within her. #ImmaculateConception

O Mother, how pure you are, you are untouched by sin; yours was the privilege to carry God within you. Antiphon from Morning Prayer, December 8

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Among Women 185: The Life of Ryan, with Mary Ellen Barrett

This latest episode of Among Women may require a box of Kleenex handy. My most wonderful and gracious guest is  Mary Ellen Barrett. This week we look at the difficult subject of losing a child to death. Blogger and Long Island Catholic columnist Mary Ellen Barrett reflects on the fifth anniversary since the death of…

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Why I love Saint Mary Magdalene

From my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood: Here’s a vision of hope for every woman stung by bad decisions and the pain of sin. It is the life of St. Mary Magdalene.  First, imagine Mary Magdalene, one of the notorious sinners mentioned in the New Testament, from whom seven…

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Another feast day for Momma Mary — as Patroness of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is among my favorite titles for Mary. And though my circumstances prevent me from sharing very much here, I do have a few things you may like… My favorite quote from this apparition: “Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am…

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This makes me think… about Mary as the New Eve

In Mary, Eve discovers the nature of the true dignity of woman, of feminine humanity. This discovery must continually reach the heart of every woman and shape her vocation and her life. -Blessed John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem, par 11. I’ve always been moved by this illustration.  

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This makes me think… about one of my favorite stories about Mary on her feast day

The key to understanding Mary is this: We do not start with Mary. We start with Christ, the Son of the Living God! The less we think of Him, the less we think of her; the more we think of Him, the more we think of her; the more we adore his Divinity, the more we…

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This makes me think… about Mary’s Fiat and Our “Amen” to the Body of Christ

In a certain sense Mary lived her Eucharistic faith even before the institution of the Eucharist, by the very fact that she offered her virginal womb for the Incarnation of God’s Word. The Eucharist, while commemorating the passion and resurrection, is also in continuity with the incarnation. At the Annunciation Mary conceived the Son of God in the…

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Another music post… “Mater Eucharistiae” from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Telling the world about the love of God via their ministry and their subsequent television appearances, the Sisters have a wonderful new recording. Oh yes! From the Sisters of Mary website: Mater Eucharistiae is the first ever recording from The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The fifteen peaceful and serene songs of this…

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