Mary

Pope Francis, Day One -“Among Women”-style: The gifts of Mary, womanhood, and the new evangelization

Last night, when he first met us from the balcony of St Peter’s, the new “Peter” — Pope Francis — told us his plan for today. Job One would be to bring this pontificate to Mary, the Mother of God, the woman who brings us all to Jesus. This kind of holy bow is a…

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This Makes Me Think… about God’s role in my marriage

It takes three to make Love in Heaven —  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It takes three for Heaven to make love to earth — God, Man, and Mary, through whom God became Man. It takes three to make love in the Holy Family — Mary, and Joseph, and the consummation of their love, Jesus….

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This makes me think… about Mary

The angel says to Mary: “The power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow.” It ‘a reminder of the holy cloud that during the Exodus journey, stopped over the Tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant, which the people of Israel brought with them, and that indicated the presence of God…

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This makes me think… about being joyful.

If so mighty and excellent a Lord, then, came into the Virgin’s womb and chose to appear scorned, needy, and poor in this world so that anyone utterly poor and in absolute need heavenly nourishment might become rich in Him, then you should rejoice. Smile! Be joyful! ~ St Clare of Assisi, Letters

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Among Women Podcast #150: The Rosary and Pregnancy — Perfect Together!

  This week’s AW is our 150th episode!! (Listen here.) Just how do the rosary and pregnancy go together? Well, they both nurture new life in us, both spiritually and biologically! This week, our “Blessed are They” segment is a departure from our usual discussions about a woman saint, as we open Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the Apostolic Letter…

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Among Women Podcast 148: “Coming Home” While on Pilgrimage

This week the Among Women podcast welcomes Joanne Mc Portland, the blogger at Egregious Twaddle at Patheos. Joanne describes her most recent pilgrimage to the Marian shrines of Portugal, Spain, and France in a fascinating series of blog posts.   Together we talk about the importance of the integration of faith and life, the gift…

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“Mary’s Got This”… my newest favorite phrase and my most recent piece at Catholic Mom

I’m happy to be over at Catholic Mom today with a little missive about my love for Mary and my little prompt that boosts my confidence in Mary’s intercession… “Mary’s got this.” Here’s an excerpt: Worrying is something I’m very good at, but it is not useful or healthy for me. When my courage and…

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This makes me think… about a woman’s tears.

Christ promises that in heaven all tears will be dried, and Kierkegaard comments about the sad condition of those who have never shed a tear. We should cry over the daily offenses to God, cry over our sins, cry over the ingratitude of man. the most holy of all women, Mary, is called the mater…

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Happy Birthday Mary!

How do you say “happy birthday” to a saint? How do you thank them for their years of guidance and love and intercession? How do you show your gratitude for their inspiration, and all the sacrifices that they made in their lives unto God and other people — known only to God Himself — but…

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