The Allure of Lourdes

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As I sat down in the train for the final leg of my trip to Lourdes, I could not help but reflect that this was a trip repeated so many times by tens of millions of pilgrims from all over the world over the last 150 years. They had made this same … Read more

The Annunciation and Saint Gabriel

The Annunciation and Saint Gabriel

The following is a reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation. It comments on both the archangel and Our Lady since the feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel is on the vigil of the Annunciation. We will comment on this passage taken from Saint Luke: “And in the sixth month, the angel … Read more

The Marvelous History of Saint Anne

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According to an ancient and uninterrupted tradition of the Church, the body of Saint Anne was carried to Gaul by the same vessel that, in the first century of the Christian era, had brought Lazarus and his sisters there when they had been banished from Palestine because of their faith. These personal … Read more

The Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption

The Assumption was a beautiful favor God granted to His mother. It began when Our Lady, very suavely died. Her passing is customarily called Our Lady’s dormition because the grace with which she passed from this life and the short elapse before her resurrection, made her death seem more like a dream.After … Read more

The Rosary and Saint Dominic Defeat Heresy

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The Rosary — as spiritual weapon against evil — has a very long and precious history. In twelfth and thirteenth century France, a group of heretics known as the Albigensians was destroying the minds of the Catholic laity with its erroneous ideas. The Albigensians’ teachings encouraged suicide, many times by self-induced starvation, … Read more

Remembering the Forgotten First Saturdays

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Most candid souls will admit that the world is in spiritual pain. Continual disregard of Fatima’s warning will doom generations to spiritual bankruptcy. This is especially true in the disregard for the First Saturday devotions. The American TFP’s America Needs Fatima campaign is making a special effort to help Catholics remember. Our … Read more

Lourdes’ Lesson in Suffering

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At Lourdes, Divine Providence takes two different attitudes towards human suffering. The first is more sensational and thus catches our attention more. It is when Our Lady, as a compassionate mother, heals the sick and lame and thus proves the veracity of the Faith. This, in turn, shows her mercy for wayward … Read more

The Intervention of Our Lady in History

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  Just as in our daily lives we should always be cognizant of the presence of God, so in our analysis of historical events we should always keep in mind the power and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary over the sweep of history. In this series of studies titled Revolution and … Read more