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Life of Mary (XX): Coronation and Queenship

August 22 is the feast of our Lady's Queenship: "And the Angels pay her homage as her subjects... and the patriarchs and the prophets and the Apostles... and all sinners and you and I."

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Life of Mary (III): Presentation of Our Lady

According to Christian tradition, Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary, offered their daughter to God in the Temple at Jerusalem when she was a young girl.

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Life of Mary (II): Birth of Mary

The Church celebrates the Nativity of our Lady on September 8th. Second in the series of reflections on the Life of Mary.

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Life of Mary (VIII): Jesus' Presentation in the Temple

February 2nd is the feast of the Presentation. Mary offers her Son to God and learns that she too will share closely in Jesus' redemptive mission.

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eBook: "Mary, a Life Close to Jesus"

Jose Antonio Loarte reflects on 20 key events in the life of our Lady, in light of the Gospel and the Church's Tradition. For annexes to each chapter with texts from the Magisterium, Fathers of the Church, saints and Christian poets, see below.

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Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life

An article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of "Romana" (no. 59), written by Fr. Lucas Mateo-Seco shortly before his death in February 2014. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in the Church on March 19.

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Life of Mary (XIX): Dormition and Assumption

August 15th is the feast of our Lady's Assumption. This chapter from the "Life of Mary" series explains the theological meaning of Mary's being taken up into heaven, body and soul.

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Life of Mary (XVIII): The Coming of the Holy Spirit

After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Apostles waited in the Holy City for the sending of the promised Consoler, united around Mary.

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Life of Mary (VI): Visitation to Saint Elizabeth

The final day in May is the feast of our Lady's visit to her cousin Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist.

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Life of Mary (XVII): Christ's Resurrection and Ascension

Christian tradition is confident that Jesus appeared first to his Mother after rising from the tomb, as a reward for Mary's faith and suffering.

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