Ten Ways Mary’s Presence Has Endured Throughout Time

There is no woman in the history of the world who has left a more powerful presence in the most positive ways than the Blessed Virgin Mary. Indeed, Mary is the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, the Mystical Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Mystical Rose, and the Gate of Heaven. These […] Source: Ten Ways Mary’s Presence Has Endured Throughout...

SUMMER READING ON MARY, ET AL., FROM IGNATIUS PRESS

https://www.ignatius.com/Default.aspx Fatima By: Paul Senz Introduction by: Edward Sri Paperback $14.95$11.21 eBook $14.95$9.72 Fatima Mysteries By: Grzegorz Gorny, Janusz Rosikon Hardback $34.95$29.71 Mary in the Bible and in Our Lives By: Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen Paperback $15.95$13.56 eBook $15.95$10.37 The World’s First Love (2nd edition) By: Fulton Sheen Foreword by: Fr. Andrew Apostoli C. F. R. Paperback $17.95$13.46 eBook $17.95$11.67 26 Champions of the Rosary By: Fr. Donald Calloway Paperback $11.95$8.96 33 Days to Morning Glory By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 33 Dias hacia un Glorioso Amanecer By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 A Handbook on Guadalupe Paperback $12.95$9.71 All Products,Books,Marian...

Pope Francis Concludes Rosary Marathon for an End to the Pandemic 2021

Pope concludes Month of Prayer with Rosary in Vatican Gardens Pope Francis leads the Holy Rosary in the Vatican Gardens at the conclusion of the “Marathon of Prayer” for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resumption of work and social activities. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis was joined by first communicants and young people who have recently been confirmed, as well as by newlyweds and expecting couples, scouts, families, and religious, as he prayed the concluding Rosary for the month-long Marathon of Prayer. Month of Prayer At the end of April, Pope Francis asked all Catholics throughout the world to pray throughout the month of May – traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary – for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and for a resumption of everyday work and social activities. Each day of the month, a different Marian shrine led the faithful in a Rosary that was broadcast around the world. Pope Francis himself kicked off the Month of Prayer by leading the Rosary from St Peter’s Basilica on 1 May, praying before the image of the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). On Monday, 31 May, the Holy Father chose the Vatican Gardens...

Pope to conclude Marathon of Prayer with Rosary in Vatican Gardens – Vatican News

Pope Francis will lead the faithful in the prayer of the Rosary on Monday, 31 May, at the conclusion of the month-long Marathon of Prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis will lead the faithful in praying the Rosary on the last day of May, concluding a month-long Marathon of Prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resumption of social and work-related activities throughout the world. Mary, Untier of Knots For the final night of prayer, Pope Francis asked that an image of Our Lady Untier of Knots be set up in the Vatican Gardens, which will serve as an open-air shrine for the occasion. The Holy Father has always had a strong devotion toward the image, which comes originally from Augsburg, Germany. The 18th century painting shows the Blessed Virgin Mary untying knots in a white ribbon held by two angels, surrounded by biblical scenes expressive of hope, mercy, and victory over evil. The current Bishop of Augsburg, Bertram Johannes Meier, is bringing a copy of the original image to Rome for next Monday’s event, which will then be given to Pope Francis. Bishop Meier will lead a Solemn Procession...

Mary Was Filled with Grace, Even in Sorrow

From the Purification to Calvary, Mary was at each moment of her existence a prey to limitless sorrow; but she was never crushed, never without animation or spirit. A profound joy accompanied her at every instant; an invincible serenity suffused her personality. What was the source of this joy and serenity if not her absolute […] Source: Mary Was Filled with Grace, Even in...

Fr Alejandro Guevara: “The Salesian Family is a Marian family and cannot be understood without the presence of Mary”

 Fr Alejandro Guevara Rodríguez is the Worldwide Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA). In this month of May, dedicated to Mary, and a few days after the Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians, we publish this interview in which he talks about the association today. In 2019 the Primary ADMA of Turin celebrated its 150th anniversary. What does this anniversary mean? Celebrating 150 years for any group is a cause for celebration and joy. Not all associations or groups come to celebrate it. But above all, ADMA today is much more than it was 150 years ago: it is truly a widespread reality on the five continents, with 817 local ADMA groups and a total of over 100,000 members around the world. Local groups are rejuvenating and revitalizing. ADMA today is a growing and expanding association. Growing inward and outward: it grows in spirituality, with two pillars: devotion to Mary Help of Christians and to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. And it also grows outwardly, because it grows in solidarity and ministry. How are local groups behaving in times of a pandemic? We are all experiencing the pandemic … What strikes me positively...