Archive: Getting to know our Lady
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."
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.
The scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel manifests the protection offered by the Mother of God to her devotees. According to tradition, Our Lady appeared to St Simon Stock on July 16, 1251, and told him, “Whosoever dies wearing it shall not suffer eternal fire.”