The Marian Devotion of Solanus Casey

All saints are distinguished by their profound devotion to the Mother of God, and the newly-beatified Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan friar who passed from this life only sixty years ago, is no exception. This humble soul was drawn to the Blessed Mother in his...

Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces: A Theological Basis

The doctrine of Mary’s mediation of all graces is firmly rooted both in theological tradition and Sacred Scripture. As the Second Vatican Council states, the maternal mediation of Our Lady, subordinate to the one mediation of Christ, “in no wise obscures or diminishes...

Christ and Mary Revealed In Genesis 3:15

“In the light of the New Testament and the Church’s tradition,” Pope St. John Paul II affirmed, “we know that the woman announced by [Genesis 3:15] is Mary, and in ‘her seed’ we recognize her Son, Jesus, who triumphed over Satan’s power in the Paschal mystery”...

Mary, Coredemptrix — Really?!

While Christ is the sole Redeemer of mankind, we are called to be his “co-workers” by uniting our sacrifices to His supreme Sacrifice on Calvary for the life of the world. The Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Savior, was co-worker with Christ in an altogether unique way,...

The Little Way — A Marian Way: Part 2

The vocation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux is but the epitome of the “reaction” man is called to give to God’s loving initiative. Her ecstatic exclamation, “I shall be love!” is but the reverberation of, “God is love.” It is only natural, then, that the Little Flower was...

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