Mary, the Visitrix

The visit of Our Lady to St. Elizabeth, narrated by St. Luke in his Gospel, is the model for every visit she makes to her spiritual children and an enduring sign of her maternal presence in the Church. She comes to bring us Christ and, with Him, divine grace. Are we...

Living the Eucharistic Mysteries: Learning from Our Blessed Mother

O sweetest mystery of life contained in the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament!  Behold every aspect of His existence as God and Man, contained in humble form. Every time the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered, Mary also is mysteriously...

Mary, Perfect Model of the Religious Life

Perhaps the first and most difficult step toward entering the religious life is leaving one’s family, especially one’s own mother. This enormous sacrifice can only be sweetened by the awaiting embrace of Mary, the sweetest of mothers, who will never be outdone in...

Praying with Mary, Part II

At the very outset of our prayer, we should invite Our Lady to accompany us, so that she may impart to us her treasured memories of Jesus’ life and salvific work, allowing us to see Him through the eyes of her immaculate, compassionate Heart. Blessed Pope John Paul...

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