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St. John Paul II and Pastoral Ministry as a Gift

“We all know how important the Totus Tuus Marian consecration was to JP II.  But what’s striking here is what he identifies as the most pressing reason for him to make this total entrustment to our Lady.  He wants to be sure in ministry that he truly receives others as a gift.” – Fr. Ignatius Schweitzer

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Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

Why does the Church celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary today? Find out what Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen has to say in this reflection from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy.”

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Marian Consecration at the Foot of the Cross

At the moment when our salvation is being accomplished by Jesus on the Cross, Jesus says to his Mother, “Woman, behold your son!” and he says to his beloved disciple, “Behold your mother!”  Is this not the first total consecration to Mary our Blessed Mother? 

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Art that Draws us to God

Dan Burke contemplates the artistry of Seraphym Designs’ exquisite rosaries, a beautiful way to commemorate Mary’s month of May, Our Lady of Fatima’s 100th anniversary, and the upcoming celebration of Mother’s Day too!

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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

How does today’s Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth illustrate the Blessed Mother’s charity and humility? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Marian Nature of the Extraordinary Form

Why the fascination in the Mass of Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite not only by the Catholic elite but by those of simple faith? What does the Mass in the Extraordinary Form tell me not only about how to pray the mass in general, no matter what Rite or language I attend it in, but how to live my faith in Jesus? 

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

What was the Blessed Virgin Mary’s disposition at the Annunciation? Find out when Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects on this great solemnity, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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