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Mary, Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

This is a copy of the Pieta by Michelangelo in the Vatican Museum. (My photo)

“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Mary inspires us to follow her example as we reflect on all that has happened in the last year and study these insights in the light of our faith in Christ as we embark on the New Year. Holy Mary, Mother of God…pray for us!

Mass Readings – Mary, Mother of God

The Holy Family: Reminding us how God is present at all times. Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Family reveals how God is present within our families at all times in life – good and bad – and supports us with grace and strength. Holy Family, pray for us!

Mass Readings – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Daily Mass: Mary praises God. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary’s “magnificat” evokes within us a desire to praise God as we recognize that the Lord sustains us throughout our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Advent

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

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

The statue of Our Lady of Peace is found in the Lateran Basilica in Rome; the photo is mine.

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we take to heart the words of the angel Gabriel as we cast out fear and follow Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

As the Church celebrates the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we recognize that all of us – in great and small ways – have a part to play in salvation history. Following Mary’s example, will we say yes to the Lord today?

Mass Readings – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Daily Mass: The Queenship of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we recognize that she is exalted through God’s grace because of her humble heart. May her example inspire us to cultivate the virtue of humility as we follow her Son.

Mass Readings – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Mary, Mother of the Church. Catholic Inspiration

This feast day, which always falls on the Monday after Pentecost, recalls the crucial role that Mary plays in salvation history as both Mother of God and Mother of the Church.

Mass Readings – Mary, the Mother of the Church