Our Lady of La Salette

17th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Januarius who was martyred in the fourth century.  A vial of his blood is preserved in Naples in a reliquary and on his feastday it often liquifies to show the saint’s protection of the city.  It did so today. On this day in…

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The Co-Redemption Is Not Foolishness

Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 This is an apologetic against calling the Co-redemption foolishness because it offends against the Faith and personal devotion.  The teaching that Our Lord, Who did not need any assistance in saving the world, deliberately chose to have His Blessed Mother participate in His redemptive act is proximate…

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Humility And Love Are Related

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today also commemorates the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was moved to September 12th because of the miraculous victory of the Christians in saving Europe from the Turks in 1683.  Invoking Our Lady’s name is a powerful aid to our spiritual combat as well.  Today’s Mass begins…

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Vessel Of Election

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 Profession of Sr. Josepha All profession days are beautiful moments for our religious communities and for the people.  Today is also unique and reminiscent of Jesus’ words about St. Paul at his conversion, “I will teach him to suffer for My Name”.   This joyful day is also a…

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Immaculate Heart Conference

First Friday, September 2021 This First Friday comes during Our Lady’s Thirty Days which begin with the Assumption and end with the feast of the Seven Sorrows.  There are many feasts related to our Blessed Mother during these days.  The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and this devotion has…

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The Battle For Our Youth

13th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Mass pleads that God will not forsake us, His poor lambs, and He answers that prayer saying “I will not leave you orphans” and sending us the Bread from heaven which contains all sweetness within It.  St. Paul warns against those who would preach a false Gospel  and he…

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Dormition Of Mary

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin 2021 Pope Pius XII during of the Holy Year of 1950 proclaimed the dogma that the Blessed Mother at the end of Her earthly life was taken body and soul into Heaven.  This overdue definition was not a new revelation but something given to the Church through the Apostles.  Dating…

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Ticket To Heaven

Ascension Thursday 2021 The dogma of the Faith that teaches that Our Lord ascended into heaven today was revealed to the apostles by the two angels as described in St. Luke’s Acts of the Apostles.  On their return to Jerusalem they remained there as instructed to await the coming of the Holy Ghost.  They gathered…

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2021 This Thursday is the Ascension and then we begin the novena to the Holy Ghost.  We also have several important saints this week.  St. James has been a prominent apostle during Paschal time through his epistle and today he teaches that our love of God and neighbor is shown by…

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Queen of Angels And Men

Conference On First Friday, May 2021 – Feast Of St. Stanislaus St. Stanislaus is the patron saint of Poland and an example of a bishop who gives his life to protect his flock.  The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady’s queenship and ends with Her feast day.  Pope Pius XII instituted the feast…

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Servants of the Holy Family