Our Lady of Confidence

On June 25, 1697, a Catholic home in the Eternal City celebrated the birth of a daughter! Little did the happy parents know that Divine Providence had destined this little girl to be a noble instrument in His hands to … Continue reading

Tears, a Miraculous Warning

On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will … Continue reading

The First Apparitions of Our Lady

Recently, several books enumerating the apparitions of Our Lady were published in Italy. When I had the opportunity to take a look at them on a recent trip to Rome, I was surprised. While in one epoch, there were numerous … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Image of Czestochowa

Tradition tells us that Saint Luke, an able painter, responding to the requests of many Christians, who wanted to preserve a remembrance of the Blessed Virgin Mary after her elevation into Heaven, painted her sacred face on an oak table, … Continue reading

It Is a Subtle Snare of the Evil One

There are those who fear to dishonor the Son by honoring the Mother, to abase the one in elevating the other. They cannot bear that we should attribute to Our Lady the most just praises which the holy Fathers have … Continue reading

The Month of Mary

During the month of May – the month of Mary – we feel a special protection of Our Lady that extends to all the faithful; we feel a special joy that shines and illuminates our hearts expressing the universal certainty … Continue reading

On Pilgrimage Within a Gaze

A commentary on the miraculous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima I do not know a countenance equal to this one. Moved by an inveterate habit of observing everything, I contemplate it so that I may later … Continue reading

Don Pelayo and the Reconquista of Spain

One fascinating aspect of the Old Testament is God’s intervention favoring those who do all they possibly can while facing overwhelming odds and counting on Him to do the impossible. As we read about David and Goliath, Gideon and the … Continue reading

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