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Sea of Galilee at Sunrise

Catholic Faith Corner

Living in the Light
of Jesus Christ

Mary’s Holy Boldness

  In this month of May devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is fitting that we reflect on her. I’d like to focus on one of the many ways that she is a model for all Christians: Mary had courage as she fulfilled her mission of bringing forth Christ into the world and furthering […]

Mary’s Visitation in Honor of the Assumption

On the feast of the Assumption, the Gospel was the Visitation. I thought it fitting to share the reflection I wrote for our SND Associates this year: Imagine suddenly becoming pregnant with the Messiah, the Savior of the World. What would you do afterwards? Any ordinary woman would probably seal herself in the house, taking […]

Factoids about Mary, Mother of Jesus

Since it’s May and we just celebrated Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share a few bits of information on St. Mary pulled from my book about her. Here are ten of them . . . 1. Mary’s name in Hebrew was probably more like Miryam. 2. Since there was no man involved in Jesus’ conception, […]

Mary, Our Blessed Mother, Unties Knots

Coming across a knot when you are doing needlework is aggravating. The Mother of Jesus must have experienced knots, maybe as she sewed the swaddling clothes or the seamless garment that the soldiers gambled for at the cross. An unusual devotion is to Mary as the Untier of Knots—not the knots in thread or yarn […]