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.
What is the Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows or the Seven Dolors Devotion? Find out how to pray it today in this instructive post, which includes a link to a beautiful video.
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the temple is an inspiration to us. Find out about the lessons we can draw from it in part II of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s reflection.
Why is our Blessed Mother Mary called Our Lady of Sorrows? Find out when St. Bernard of Clairvaux reflects on this liturgical memorial.
Why do we honor and celebrate Our Lady’s name today? Find out in this adaptation from St. Alphonsus Liguori’s treatise on the most holy name of Mary.