Posts Tagged Mary

The past is not dead

The past is not dead

Head of the Jesus statue in Swiebodzin, Poland The idea expressed by William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” (from Requiem for a Nun)

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“Be not Afraid,” as a theme of message at Guadalupe

"Be not Afraid," as a theme of message at Guadalupe

John Paul II opened his pontificate with the proclamation “Be not Afraid” —  “Open up, no; swing wide the gates to Christ. Open up to his saving power

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Who is Mary? never to lose heart, never to fall behind, she surges in faith

Who is Mary? never to lose heart, never to fall behind, she surges in faith

Jan van Eyck Christ on the cross between Mary and John During the years I taught at the United States Air Force Academy I made friends with many

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The Visitation: The School of Mary begins

The Visitation: The School of Mary begins

The year before he died, Blessed John Paul II spoke of the Visitation of Mary as “a new breath of hope.” On 31 May 2004, at the Grotto of Our

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Mary and the Circles of Love

Mary and the Circles of Love

Our Lady of the Sign (by a Polish priest) In the dark of the early morning, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (12-12-12), I awoke and

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Blessed John Paul II offered the following prayer during his first visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, 1979: O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of

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In mercy, “God bends over us”

In mercy, "God bends over us"

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Ostra Brama, Our Lady of the Dawn Gate, or the East Gate. It is in Vilnius Lithuania, facing east

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Enraptured by beauty on the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Enraptured by beauty on the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa

August 26 is the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  In 1997 Pope John Paul II summed up the importance of the shrine to the Polish people: “Jasna

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Statue of Pope John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel  Catholic Church Wyandotte Michigan Blessed John Paul II on Mary as a Model of Faith and

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At the foot of the cross, Mary is Mother to All

At the foot of the cross, Mary is Mother to All

Message to Bishop Vittorio Bernadetto of Susa, Italy, on the centenary of the erection of a statue of Mary on Mount Rocciamelone “At the foot of the Cross,

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