Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Dipped in the instincts of Heaven, Robed in the garments of earth, Maiden and Mother and Queen, Wearing each crown at thy birth:   Threefold thy gift to the world, Pluck’d from God’s ripening sky, Tending the altar … Continue reading

The Solemnity of Mary-Mother of God

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Today, Roman Catholics celebrate the liturgical feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The honoring of Mary as the Mother of God can be traced back to the Council of Ephesus in 431.  Mother of God or … Continue reading

Solemnity of the Assumption

The veneration of Mary is an essential belief of the Catholic Church. Mary’s passage into Heaven is celebrated by Roman Catholics as The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on August 15.  This Feast is a Public Holiday in … Continue reading

Solemnity of the Annunciation

  Saturday, March 25th was the Solemnity of the Annunciation.  This is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Luke … Continue reading