Marian Metaphysics

"This invocation may serve as the introduction and conclusion of this study: Mary is the Mother of Faith, and therefore the Magistra theologia par excellence, the model and guide and final support of all who study or teach about God. Without her love and active involvement in our lives, and a corresponding love and unconditional … Continue reading Marian Metaphysics

The Final Countdown

The 13th of next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Among the requests she made to the three shepherd children there was that the Holy Father, in union with all the Catholic bishops of the world, consecrate the nation of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She explained … Continue reading The Final Countdown

We Belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves

- We belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves - We must conclude, from what Jesus Christ is with regard to us, that, as the Apostle says (1 Cor. 6:19-20), we do not belong to ourselves but are entirely His, as His members and His slaves, whom He has bought at an infinitely dear … Continue reading We Belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves

Jesus Christ is the Last End of Our Devotions

“Jesus Christ our Savior, true God and true Man, ought to be the last end of all our other devotions, else they are false and delusive. Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, of all things. We labor not, as the Apostle says, except to render every man perfect in … Continue reading Jesus Christ is the Last End of Our Devotions

A Brief Summary of Scotus’s Position on the Immaculate Conception

The Marian dogma of the Immaculate Conception was first successfully defended by the Franciscan friar, Bl. John Duns Scotus. He was able to maneuver his way through the intellectual deadlock surrounding this theological issue and paved the way for its eventual proclamation in 1854, by Pope Pius IX. This summary is taken from the book, … Continue reading A Brief Summary of Scotus’s Position on the Immaculate Conception

St. Bonaventure: Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows

Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as … Continue reading St. Bonaventure: Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows

St. Thomas Aquinas: To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary O most blessed and sweet Virgin Mary, Mother of God, filled with all tenderness, Daughter of the most high King, Lady of the angels, Mother of all the faithful, On this day and all the days of my life, I entrust to your merciful heart my body and my … Continue reading St. Thomas Aquinas: To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Christ & the Blessed Mother

The culmination of the Lenten season has taken place with the celebration of Holy Week and Easter weekend. The heartfelt gaze of the Mystical Body of Christ has been fixated on our Lord’s glorious entrance into Jerusalem, the institution of the priesthood and the holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the Passion of our Lord, … Continue reading Christ & the Blessed Mother

St. Francis of Assisi: Praises to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Praise the holy Lady, The most holy Queen, Mary, only Mother of God. She is forever Virgin, Heavenly chosen of the Father, And consecrated by the beloved Son with the Holy Ghost the Paraclete. They three descended in you, And remaining there still, For grace's fullness and every goodness. Praise God's Palace Praise God's Tabernacle … Continue reading St. Francis of Assisi: Praises to the Blessed Virgin Mary