Tag: Mary

May is the month we celebrate Mary the Mother of God

My first encounter with Mary after my conversion was this Miraculous Medal.  I found it at a garage sale and she's been with me ever since - 37 years!
May is the month we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God.  During my faith journey, I have been blessed by Our Lady in so many ways.  I always tell people that I “Hail Mary” my way through everything whether it’s a crisis or a moment of joy. Here are some images of Mary that I... Read more »

Dearest Mother: Notes to Our Blessed Mother

While going through my phone, I found a couple of  “notes to our Blessed Mother.”  Spend some time today writing her a couple of “notes.”  I’m sure she would appreciate it. Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your email address in the box and click... Read more »

The Wedding at Cana

In today’s Gospel, Mary and Jesus attend a wedding in Cana, and at the prodding of His Mother, Jesus, performs His first miracle. John’s retelling of the story is a bit dry.  Mary says simply, “They have no wine.” and Jesus’ response is “Woman, how does your concern affect me?  My hour has not yet... Read more »

How Will You Honor Mary this Month?

“At the cross her station keeping/ Stood the mournful Mother weeping/ Close to Jesus at the last.”  From the thirteenth-century Latin hymn known as the Stabat Mater:  “‘The mother was standing.” – May issue of Magnificat I remember being with my oldest son and one of his friends at the movies watching Mel Gibson’s The... Read more »

And With One Yes, She Changed the World

Can you even imagine it?  You are a young woman (bear with me guys for a minute) and an angel appears to you to tell you that you will become pregnant. And the baby will be the Son of God. And you’re still a virgin. I don’t know how Mary kept her cool.  This was... Read more »

Mary Did You Know?

Mary did you know that your baby boy would some day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you delivered – will soon deliver you? Mary did you know... Read more »

"Of Her Was Born Jesus"

Mary is the woman who does not see herself, unless it be in Christ and, through him, in humanity; by giving birth to Jesus, who is the Son of God and the Son of Man, she gave birth to humanity.  In the fiat of the Annunciation is the adherence of every one of us. That... Read more »

October Belonged to Mary First

I have gone back to praying the rosary every day.  Usually at night before I go to bed.  The rosary is a prayer that I can easily get lost in.  I can lose my place, lose my focus or even drop it and wonder which bead I’m on! Recently I’ve noticed that as I’m praying... Read more »

Tenacity and God's Plan

In today’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-56, NAB), we start at the very beginning.  Mary goes to visit her cousin and when Elizabeth hears Mary’s greeting, her own child leaps within her and she’s filled with the Holy Spirit.   Elizabeth cries out, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.... Read more »

His Mother Waited Patiently For Me

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You have faith in God; have faith also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and... Read more »