Honouring Eternal Priest and Mother

In 2018 Pope Francis honoured the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of the Church and proclaimed the Church should celebrate this memorial on the day after Pentecost – appropriately enough because Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit at the conception of the Christ and the Spirit also descended upon her at Pentecost. In John’s […]

All Things New!

This weekend is the start of a New Year and the first Sunday is also a celebration of the motherhood of Mary as we honour the virgin who physically nurtured a new child, the Godhead, in her womb.  How mind-stretching is that! All newness in life can help us know that God is present, that […]

Undoing Life’s Knots

This Tuesday September 28th marks the feast of Mary Undoer of Knots and the 29th is the feast of St. Michael, to whom we pray for protection from the devil who invariably makes the knots.  It is also the feast of Ss Gabriel and Raphael. The Undoer of Knots devotion is over 300 years old and […]

Our Lady of Sorrows

OUR LADY OF SORROWS – POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY Due to many invasions over the centuries, the people of Slovakia always sought solace in Our Lady of Sorrows and adopted her as their patron.  On her feast day last Wednesday, the final day of his visit to Slovakia, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the small town […]

Feast of the Nativity of Mary

We celebrate Our Lady’s birthday on Wednesday. This is one of the three birthdays in the Church Calendar — Jesus (December 25), John the Baptist (June 24) and Mary on September 8th.  As the mother of our Lord, Mary was born to also be our spiritual mother and so was conceived immaculate and full of […]

15th August, 2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2021 I think that many of us – including myself – are very pleased that this year we can celebrate this feast of the Assumption of Mary on Sunday. It is a very special day mainly for those of us who have a great devotion to Mary who […]