Tag Archives: Month of the Rosary

Feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II

Today is the Feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and also the 35th anniversary of the beginning of his Petrine Ministry in 1978 (he was elected on October 16th, but his pontificate was solemnly inaugurated on the 22nd). First, … Continue reading

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Mother Most Admirable

There are all kinds of folks whom I know visiting Rome right now – this could be the most that I have ever had at one time! Anyhow, today I took a group of them to see a little-known image … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pompei

I unexpectedly had the opportunity to attend Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Pompei this evening, through the good offices of some friends who happened to be in the area with a rental car! At the end of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI Receives a Special Visitor

The statue of Our Lady of Fátima was, as I mentioned in an earlier post, brought to Rome on Saturday so that it could be venerated by Pope Francis and the faithful during the Marian Day. Before the image was … Continue reading

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Act of Entrustment to Our Lady of Fatima

Following is my (rather literal) translation of the prayer of entrustment (consecration) that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, recited at the end of Mass this morning. It is on the Vatican web site in Italian but has not yet been … Continue reading

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Mary Unties Knots

The Holy Father spoke about a theme that is dear to him at today’s Marian day celebration in St. Peter’s Square, following the reception of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the plaza. The theme being: Our Lady … Continue reading

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Marian Day

Tomorrow, October 13th, marks the 96th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fátima, Portugal. As it is the Year of Faith and our Holy Father has a great devotion to Our Lady – especially under her title … Continue reading

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Relic of St. Dominic

Here is a relic of St. Dominic (i.e., the founder of the Dominican order). It is ex ossibus – i.e., a piece of one of his bones. St. Dominic is usually associated with the spread of the rosary devotion. There is … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

On October 7, 1571, Christian forces defeated the Ottoman Turks in a battle at the Port of Lepanto in Western Greece (now called the Gulf of Corinth). Thanks to this great victory, Europe remained a Christian continent. Pope Pius V … Continue reading

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Basic Prayers That Everyone Should Know

Following upon my post about the Guardian Angels, with the traditional prayer included in it, it occurs to me that maybe it would be good to compile a list of bacis prayers that every Catholic should know cold – by … Continue reading

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John Paul I on the Rosary

Back in July I posted a homily that had been delivered in 1973 by then-Cardinal Luciani – later to be Pope John Paul I for 33 days in 1978, before his untimely death. Since we are in the Month of … Continue reading

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Month of the Holy Rosary

October (which is tomorrow: surprise!) is traditionally honored as the Month of the Holy Rosary. The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7th. I am going to go and pray my daily rosary in a few moments … Continue reading

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