Immaculate Conception: Magisterium, Fathers, Saints
Many Catholics have the pious custom of praying a novena from 30 November to 8 December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. As the novena begins, here are a selection of texts from the Magisterium, Fathers of the Church and saints.
Coronation and Queenship: Magisterium, Saints, Poets
We celebrate the feast of the Queenship of Mary on August 22. These texts from the Magisterium, saints, and Christian poets can help us contemplate the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of the universe.
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.
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.
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.