Mary

Mary, what wonder woman you are!

  Happy New Year and Happy Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary! When I give retreats to women, based on my book, I love to talk about Mary as our Wonder Woman. She really is! To hear a recent talk, go here. For more posts about Mary, go here.  ::: My favorite Christmas hymn is…

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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… of Our Lady of Fatima

The 13th of October, 1917 We left home quite early, expecting that we would be delayed along the way. Masses of people thronged the roads The rain fell in torrents. My mother, her heart torn with uncertainty as to what was going to happen, and fearing it would the last day of my life, wanted…

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This makes me think… about the answering the Father’s will with obedience

Obedience is the one and the only way of wisdom and prudence for us to offer glory to God. If there were another, Christ would certainly have shown it to us by word and example. Scripture, however, summed up his enter life at Nazareth in the words: He was subject to them; Scripture set obedience…

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The Assumption: Our Lady … “a gracious reminder” because we’re forgetful.

We need reminders. Because we’re forgetful. We need reminders of what’s true. We need reminders that are unmistakeable. We need reminding that God wants us… that God loves us. God wants to be in relationship with us. He wants that to be part of our here and now. But we have to want it too….

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Among Women 179: Momnipotent! With Danielle Bean

This episode is dedicated to mothers — the physical and spiritual mothers in all of us. We celebrate the coming of Mother’s Day by first exploring the idea of Mary as a mother to us all. Then, in our conversation segment, I welcome author and editor of Catholic Digest, Danielle Bean — one of my favorite people…

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Among Women 178: New Life in Christ

As we celebrate the 50 days of Eastertide, I’m so happy to bring this new episode of Among Women to you featuring my interview with my dynamic friend, TJ, who shares her reversion to the faith and the powerful transformation that God brought about in her life… from faith in God as a young child…

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My Top Ten Inspirations from the Pontificate of St John Paul II

The long pontificate and life of St John Paul will have a lasting impact on the church until Jesus returns. Given his canonization today, I thought I’d share with you some of John Paul’s gifts to the church, and extraordinary accomplishments, that have held meaning for me through the years. He’s been an inspiration to me…

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