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“Why Me?”Magnificent medieval stained glass windows have sometimes been referred to as a “catechism in glass” because of the richness of the faith which their imagery conveyed. We could say the statues of this time period aptly captured the virtues of the holy personages. When done well they are, in their turn, truly “symbols in stone.” With more modern depictions, these symbols fall short of the reality they propose to represent.

A Medal, a Vision, a Conversion - The Story of Claude NewmanClaude Newman was a twenty-year-old African-American awaiting execution in a prison in Mississippi. His crime was that of ambushing and shooting a man named Sid Cook, his beloved grandmother’s abusive second husband. One day, noticing a medal hanging around the neck of a fellow prisoner, Claude asked the young man what it was. The latter responded by casting the medal to the ground with a curse saying, “Take it.” The medal was a Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces…

Commentary on the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin MaryWe must do everything with Mary, that is to say, in all our actions we must look upon Mary, although a simple human being, as the perfect model of every virtue and perfection, fashioned by the Holy Spirit for us to imitate, as far as our limited capacity allows. In every action then we should consider how Mary performed it or how she would perform it if she were in our place. For this reason, we must examine and meditate on the great virtues she practiced during her life.

Our Lady of the Miracle: The Happiness of Unpretentiousness, Purity, and AdmirationAfter narrating the history of the Miraculous Medal and the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne to Catholicism in Rome (January 20, 1842) with Our Lady’s splendid apparition, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira comments on the image of Our Lady of the Miracle (Madonna del Miracolo) placed over the altar where the portentous event took place.

Eleven Floors Up... And One Miraculous MedalThough the Miraculous Medal was given to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830, Our Lady continues to give immense graces through it in our times...

It is undisputed that Mary is regarded as the mother of Jesus. What is disputed at times is the honor that is due to her, including that coming from her Immaculate Conception...

What Our Lady Said About Hell in July, 1917Mr. Marto, father of Jacinta and Francisco, says that when the third apparition began, a little grayish cloud hovered over the holm oak, the sunlight diminished, and a cool breeze blew over the mountain range, even though it was the height of summer.

Miraculous International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Just as in the natural and corporal generation of children there are a father and a mother, so in the supernatural and spiritual generation there are a Father, who is God, and a Mother, who is Mary.

The Origin of the Regina Cæli PrayerAccording to The Golden Legend, a thirteenth century work on the lives of the Saints, Pope Saint Gregory the Great in the 6th century was leading a procession asking for relief from a pestilence...

Our Lady, Guardian of the FaithWhile the heavy stones of the tomb conceal the body of Savior from the gaze of everyone, the faith vacillates in the few who remained faithful to Our Lord. But there is a light that does not burn out, nor does it flicker, and it alone burns fully in this universal darkness. It is Our Lady…

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