Category: Liturgy

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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Holy Innocents: First Martyrs and Pro-Life Patron Saints

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Church gives to us a somber memorial which concretizes what could very possibly become, thanks to elves and snowmen, an overly sentimental feast of Christ’s birth. Claire Dwyer reflects on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

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The Nativity of Our Lord

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you! Reflect with Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen on the mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary

On this memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book, “Divine Intimacy”.

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Returning Love for Love

What is the substance of true devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on today’s solemnity, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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