Archive | August, 2012

Scott Hahn on the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Novena to the Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth I greet you, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, refuge of sinners, and Queen of the Universe. Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty, sweetness, and tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, and beg of you to obtain for me of your dear Son the

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Scott Hahn on the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Novena to the Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth I greet you, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, refuge of sinners, and Queen of the Universe. Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty, sweetness, and tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, and beg of you to obtain for me of your dear Son the

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per Mariam ad Iesum (through Mary we are led to Jesus)

With such a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary it comes as no surprise that St. Bernard’s Feast day falls between the Solemnity of the Assumption and the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Below is Pope Benedict’s Wednesday Audience on St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings: Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6, 10 Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 Luke 1:39-56 On this great feast, we praise God who has taken the sinless Virgin Mary, body and soul, into His glory. The celebration is from the ancient Church, and the reality it celebrates is embedded in our readings. In our first,

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On Friar for God

In his Wednesday Audience, Pope Benedict discussed St. Dominic saying, “This great Saint reminds us that in the heart of the Church a missionary fire must always burn. It must be a constant incentive to make the first proclamation of the Gospel and, wherever necessary, a new evangelization.” Read the rest of the Holy Father’s

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Summer Heat Wave

Things are hot at the St. Paul Center this summer, and it’s not the temperature on the thermometer that makes it so. It’s the fire of God’s love that you’ve helped to kindle. As I write, I have just completed the St. Paul Center’s annual Summer Institute, the week when we gather young scholars for

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