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On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

If the Assumption was only declared a dogma of the Church in the last century, is there any proof it was celebrated in the early Church? Read this excerpt from an early 8th-century homily preached on the occasion of this glorious feast.

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Mary’s Apostolate

How is Mary the model of both contemplative and apostolic souls? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in today’s excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Mary and Fraternal Charity

How does love of God affect our love of neighbor? Find out from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen in this reflection, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Marian Life

How can the Marian life penetrate our Christian life? During this “Month of Mary”, Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Participating in Holy Mass

How can we imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mass? Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Mary, Mother of the Church

Why has Pope Francis just instituted a new feast titled “Mary, Mother of the Church”? Find out more about this memorial to be celebrated immediately after Pentecost.

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