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January 10 ~ Mary, Mother of God

January 10 ~ Mary, Mother of God

When I began my journey into the Catholic Church, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was an obstacle for me. Not Mary herself, really. It was the teachings that I had received (rather not received) within the Protestant faith. Basically, all I knew about Mary was that she was the mother of Jesus. The Bible doesn’t […]

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Our Lady in the Middle East

Our Lady in the Middle East

In response to the influence of ISIS in the Middle East, a Catholic friend posted an article in Marian influence in the Middle East and elsewhere and on the importance of praying the Rosary for the conversion of Muslims. There are so many overtones of Mary that I posted the article in its entirety below: […]

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Marian Apparitions

Marian Apparitions

Why Mary? Catholics differ from Protestants in many ways. One of the most prominent differences is the veneration (honoring) of the Virgin Mary. Some of the most significant manifestations of Mary, aside from being the Mother of God, were her appearances, or “apparitions” to common man. Our Lady of Guadalupe In 1531, the Virgin Mary […]

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Marian Apparitions Knock Ireland

Marian Apparitions Knock Ireland

  Knock is a small, isolated village in western Ireland that received a Marian apparition in 1879. The First Witnesses: It was raining heavily when three people, passing in front of a humble Catholic church, saw what they thought were three new statues – one of Our Lady, another of St. Joseph, and the last […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today at one of our local Catholic Churches, a replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe was on display for veneration. The original image is housed in the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. Although the miracles associated with Our Lady’s image are many, of great significance is the conversion of nine […]

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Visionaries at Medjugorje

Visionaries at Medjugorje

In June, 1981, in the Medjugorje section of a village in Western Herzegovina, two young girls, Ivankka Ivankovic (age 15) and Mirjana Dragicevic (age 16), were on their way home from an afternoon walk, when the Virgin Mary appeared to them.  Our Lady was dressed in white, was radiant and beautiful.  She was at the […]

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