Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Holy Mary Mother of God The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st, the final day of the Christmas octave and a Holy Day of Obligation. The origin of this feast goes back to the … Continue reading

The Immaculate Conception

  Today we celebrate the conception of Mary, the Mother of God.  Many conceive the notion that it’s Jesus’ conception, but that is simply not true. The Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the … Continue reading

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