The Annunciation
08/10/2018

When I was praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary recently, I realized an ugly truth about myself: if I were in Mary’s shoes, I would have a difficult time seeing the events in the mysteries as joyful. In fact, I imagined myself complaining about them and using each of the events as a reason to feel sorry for myself. This idea took over my meditation, and I began to see each mystery primarily in terms of the sorrow it caused for Mary.

Catholic Classroom: What is the brown scapular?
07/16/2018
Question: What is the brown scapular and why do we wear it?

Catholic Classroom: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?
05/21/2018
Question: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?

Catholic Classroom: Why Do All the Marian Apparitions Look Different?
05/14/2018
Question: Why Do All the Marian Apparitions Look Different?

Catholic Classroom: What is meant by the perpetual virginity of Mary?
05/7/2018
Question: What is meant by the perpetual virginity of Mary?

Why are we celebrating the Annunciation today?
04/9/2018
Question: Why are we celebrating the Annunciation of the Lord today?

Mary, the Theotokos, with the child Jesus | Text: What does it mean that Mary is the Mother of God?
01/1/2018
Question: What does it mean for Mary to be the Mother of God?

Nativity scene with Mary and Jesus | Text: What really happened at Jesus' birth? (Catholic Classroom)
12/22/2017
Question: What really happened at Jesus' birth?

You may be able to rattle off the basic story of Jesus’ conception and birth, but have you ever wondered how much of that story is from Scripture, and how much was added in after?

Painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus
12/7/2017

Advent is a time when we prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus. Although we observe this holy season every year, the question remains baffling: How can we adequately prepare for our Messiah, for the Word made Flesh who came into the world to save us? It’s a tall order, and we know that even the best preparation is only a pittance compared to what Jesus has done and continues to do for us.

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