On this day for the last time in the cycle of the liturgical year, the Church invites us to contemplate the mystery of Jesus’ humble, hidden life.
David Torkington continues his mini-course on prayer by introducing Christian meditation in part 11 of this series.
For today’s Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an excerpt from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen’s classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy” which addresses Mary’s spousal relationship with the Holy Spirit.
What do the saints say about the Blessed Virgin as a young child and about her dedication to God? Find out what St. Alphonsus Liguori relates in the conclusion of this series on Mary’s presentation in the temple, today’s memorial celebration.