Blessed Francisco Marto: Contemplative Consoler of God

If Blessed Jacinta Marto shows us the apostolic dimension of Fatima by pointing us to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Blessed Francisco shows us its contemplative dimension, namely, the goal of devotion to the Immaculate Heart, which is union with God. The message of...

The Little Way — A Marian Way: Part 1

St. Thérèse of Lisieux has sometimes been cited by Marian minimalists who imagine that she is to be numbered among a “chorus” of voices which caution us against “exaggerations” (according to these minimalists) in the practice of Marian devotion. A careful study of her...

Blessed Jacinta of Fatima: Apostle of Love of the Immaculate Heart

Our Lady loves to use little children to lead the way because their hearts are pure and unaffected, totally unaware of the possible widespread impact of their innocent lives. Blessed Jacinta was one such holy child whose words and example unfurled in a most rare and...

Our Lady, “Pure Conception of Love” in the Heart of the Church

No matter how much has been said or written, no matter how exalted the words, Our Lady cannot be defined in earthly terms. Suffice for us to know with certainty that she is the Immaculate Conception and the Mother of God, the ramifications of which we will only come...

The Marian Spirituality of Saint Faustina Kowalska

Jesus, in revealing the abyss of His merciful love to the world through His apostle, St. Faustina, invites many a repentant sinner to grasp God’s greatest attribute which he continues to lavish upon humanity. However, very little has been made known of the visions she...

Virgo Ecclesia Facta: Mary and the Rebuilding of the Church

The Church in pilgrimage is on a treacherous journey, hampered by factions within and without attempting to diminish her authority. But the promise of Christ holds firm: “Behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Mt. 28:20). Moreover, Mary, as Mother of...

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