Tag Archives: Blessed Virgin Mary

4th Sunday of Advent: Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel. Catholic Inspiration

The exchange between Mary and the Angel Gabriel inspires us to respond to God with a full and open heart. May it be done! Fiat!

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Advent

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

God makes possible miracles that astound our imagination in multiple ways in the readings we hear today. May we take to heart the angel Gabriel’s insight that “nothing will be impossible for God!”

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: Mary, our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

Cappella del Crocefisso, painted by Scipione Pulzone, Chiesa Nuova, Rome.

The anguish of Mary at the foot of the Cross of Christ touches our human pain and loss in moments of suffering. Yet Mary’s faithfulness inspires us to endure these times of trial as we place our hope in her Son.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary offers hope for all Christian disciples. Not only does the Blessed Mother show us our final destination in Heaven with her Son, but she also intercedes for us as we journey along the way.

Mass Readings – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

We read in the Gospel of Luke that “Mary kept all these things in her heart.” May her example inspire us to reflect on our faith in her Son as we put it into daily practice.

Mass Readings – Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Annunciation of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

The angel Gabriel was sent from God…and the world was forever changed with Mary’s response! May this Good News strengthen our hearts as we speak words of hope to one another today.

Mass Readings – The Annunciation of the Lord

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The Presentation of the Lord

Presentation of the Lord – Chiesa Nuova – Rome

The encounter between Simeon and Mary reveals how our faith in Jesus Christ gives us the grace we need to face the challenges of life today. As Mary endured the “sword of sorrow” that pierced her heart, we can also embraced our struggles with God’s help.

Mass Readings – Presentation of the Lord

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Daily Mass: Mary teaches us how to respond to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel offers us a powerful example of discipleship as she says “May it be done!” Her words inspire us to accept the Lord’s invitation today as we carry out our tasks in service of Jesus.

Mass Readings – December 20th

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mary’s acceptance of her part in the plan of Salvation History inspires us to say “Yes!” to God’s invitation to work in our lives today.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary we see her swift response – in word and action – to God’s call for her life. Mary example inspires us to do the same as we proclaim the greatness of the Lord in our lives.

Mass Readings – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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