Mary

Hey – I was on “The Good Catholic Life” on WQOM — podcast version here!

Yesterday I was happy to share some studio time with two of my favorite media guys from the Archdiocese of Boston, Fr Chip Hines and Dom Bettinelli. The show opens with film critic, Fr Chip, giving some of his thoughts on the new movie “Son of God”. And then I was introduced. We talked about…

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Thanks to Johnette Benkovic, of Women of Grace, for the invite! Links for archived shows!

Thanks to the blessed, beautiful, and bodacious, Johnnette Benkovic, the host of Women of Grace on EWTN, for a great week together of shows talking about the feminine genius and all it means for us as Catholic women…. knowing our dignity, gifts, and mission! Much of the conversation over the five days covers ideas from my…

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Our Lady of Lourdes, I love thee! Some links of interest…

My archived Among Women podcast of my trip to Lourdes in June 2012. Photos from my trip, on my old blog. My Among Women conversation with Joanne McPortland about her trip to Lourdes and other shrines in Europe. A link to add your petitions to Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Blogger Billy Newton suggests…

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Among Women 171: The Joy of the Incarnation

This week on Among Women we think about the coming of Christmas through the eyes of Mary, as told by St Ephrem the Syrian, a 4th century Doctor of the Church. We examine some of his Nativity Hymns, in a departure from our usual saint segment that typically profiles women saints — after all, he…

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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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Among Women 169: A Saintly Sisterhood

In this week’s episode of Among Women, I discuss one of my favorite topics from the French spiritual master, St Louis de Montfort:  how Mary is the molder of saints. In addition, I share the wisdom of Edith Stein (St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) who echoes how we ought to entrust our lives to…

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A peek into monasticism… videos from a Cistercian monastery in Iowa

Ok, so my post yesterday had me sharing a drawing from Sr Grace Remington OCSO that I love to share when I’m giving a retreat that mentions Mary’s role in the work of redemption alongside our Lord. Since I’d like to share this drawing more in the future, I am inquiring at the monastery where Sr…

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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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Faith, Fiat, and Fidelity to a Catholic Way of Thinking and Living

So I’ve been reading Francis’ encyclical and writing about it over at Patheos. My latest piece on Lumen Fidei’s chapter three is up over at my column, A Word in Season. I’d like to zero in on one section of chapter three that I write about in the longer piece: the unity of faith is the…

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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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