Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother

Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother

Contemplating Our Lady as mother of Jesus when He was an infant and little boy, it is easy to imagine her doing all the things mothers do for their children – singing Him to sleep, kissing a skinned knee if He fell while at play, holding His hands helping Him to...
Why Mary?

Why Mary?

By Sister Antonia TeresaMany people who are not Catholic or who do not understand the teachings of the Catholic Church often have many questions about the devotion, love, and reverence that Catholics show to Our Blessed Mother. Why do we honor and show such regard for...
A Tribute to Moms…

A Tribute to Moms…

Last year an ad company publicized an advertisement for a job and then conducted real interviews via webcam.  Can you imagine reading an ad for a job which required you to be at work 24/7, no breaks, no vacations?  A job requiring constant movement, including bending,...
Reclaiming Advent with Mary

Reclaiming Advent with Mary

Each year, as the final month of the year appears on the horizon, we begin to notice that something is different. Some people say it is the final drenching of color blown from our trees to the ground below which heralds the coming of a new season. Others talk about...
How Can I Have a Relationship With Mary?

How Can I Have a Relationship With Mary?

Q. I just recently became Catholic and I’m still struggling with the Church’s teachings on Mary. I respect her, but I don’t feel the need to ask her for prayers if I can just ask God directly. Do you have any suggestions on how I can have a...