Did the Virgin Mary die?

  General Audience of Pope John Paul II, on 25 June 1997. Mary and the human drama of death Concerning the end of Mary’s earthly life, the Council uses the terms of the Bull defining the dogma of the Assumption and states: “The Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken Read More

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Assumption of Our Lady, according to Fr. Theodore Ratisbonne.

by Fr. Theodore Ratisbonne. “It was right and proper – thus expresses a Doctor of the Church – that the Son of God received in the highest heavens the Virgin who had conceived and had given the Being on earth. Prophets saw her rise as aurora stands out. She crosses the spaces, the heavens, the choirs of angels Read More

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Painting in Brazilian Parish depicts apparition of Mary to A. Ratisbonne

The St. Joseph Parish in Ipiranga (Sao Paulo) of Religious of Sion was founded 94 years ago and recently had an update in its paintings focusing the event of the apparition of January 20. “The apparition of Mary to Alfonso M. Ratisbonne was assembled with great care, its most striking elements were placed on the Read More

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A reflection for January 1st

Feast of the Mother of God, of the Circumcision of Jesus, World Day of Peace by Isabelle Denis, nds In the 7th century Church of Rome, January 1 was the first feast during the days following Christmas in honor of the Virgin Mother of God – Theotokos, as the Oriental Church calls her. To this Octave of Christmas Read More

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The Birth of Mary

The birth of the Virgin – Giotto by Anne-C. AVRIL, nds On the Genealogy of Jesus according to Matthew I would like to say few words on the Genealogy of Jesus and specially talk about the women who are mentioned in it to see how they prepared the birth of Mary. Some Fathers of the Read More

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Pope Francis’ prayer to the Virgin Mary

The day we celebrate Queenship of Mary, let’s pray with Pope Francis the prayer he wrote in the end of his first apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudim: Mary, Virgin and Mother, you who, moved by the Holy Spirit, welcomed the word of life in the depths of your humble faith: as you gave yourself completely to Read More

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