Number of articles: 57

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

On August 15, the Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption. “Think of Holy Mary, who is full of grace, Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. Her Heart has room for all humanity and makes no distinction or discrimination. Every person is her son or her daughter” (St. Josemaría, "Furrow," 801).

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"Sweet and Immaculate Heart of Mary"

Get accustomed to entrusting your poor heart to the Sweet and Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that she may purify it from so much dross, and lead it to the Most Sacred and Most Merciful Heart of Jesus. (Furrow, 830)

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Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Ask with me for a new Pentecost, which will once again set the world alight. (Furrow, 213)

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The Ascension

The Rosary has always expressed this knowledge born of faith and invited the believer to pass beyond the darkness of the Passion in order to gaze upon Christ's glory in the Resurrection and Ascension. (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 23)

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Pray the Regina Coeli

The Regina Coeli (or "Regina Cæli") is a Marian and Christological prayer honouring the Virgin Mary during the Easter season. The composition opens with the words, "Queen of Heaven," and is a liturgical celebration of the Resurrection of Mary's Son, Jesus Christ.

From the Church and the Pope

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On 15 August, the Church celebrates Christ taking his Mother up to Heaven, a dogma defined by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

From the Church and the Pope

Audio Meditation: A New Year with Jesus and Mary

A meditation (guided prayer) on beginning the new year with Mary, Mother of God.

Fostering Interior Life

“Mother! Call her again and again”

Mother! Call her again and again. She is listening, she sees you in danger perhaps, and with her Son's grace she, your holy Mother Mary, offers you the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace. Call her, and you will find yourself with added strength for the new struggle. (The Way, 516)

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What is the Angelus and how do you pray it?

The Angelus is a prayer in which we contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation, the event by which "the Son of God became man in order to make us God." It is a short pause in our day-to-day activity, immersing us in the intimacy of our Lady and the Blessed Trinity.

Doctrinal Articles

Mother of God and Our Mother

This homily by St. Josemaría, published in "Friends of God," was given on October 11, 1964, then the feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is celebrated on January 1 and commemorates the dogma of the Mary's divine Maternity.

Pray with Saint Josemaría