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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 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

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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

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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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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

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Mary, the Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

As we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God, we acknowledge that she is also our Mother. Given to us by Christ, we claim this relationship every time we affirm our faith in her Son.

Mass Readings – Mary, the Mother of God

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Note: I took this picture of the icon of Mary and Jesus in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during my pilgrimage to the Holy Land last month.


Mary, Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

She is the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church.  May the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary strengthen our desire to offer our hearts in loving service to her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Mary, the Mother of God

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Our Lady of Guadalupe. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast day it is good to reflect on the history of Mary’s apparition to Juan Diego in 1531.  Through the miracles that followed Mary’s presence transformed a people, offering us a clear reminder that God continues to work through his angels and saints.

Mass Readings – The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Daily Mass: The sorrow of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Throughout her life Mary had moments of profound sorrow: the death of the Holy Innocents; the flight into Egypt; relocation to Nazareth; the rejection and betrayal of her Son; his horrific death on the Cross.  Yet Mary’s faith in God inspires us to recognize that in these painful moments God is near, offering us the strength we need to carry on.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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Daily Mass: God works through us. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne – the parents of Mary – we recognize that God often works through people to carry out the plan of salvation.  That means that God works through us!  May we today say YES to whatever the Lord sets before us as we do our part to be human agents for God’s grace.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 16th Week of the Year (Joachim & Anne)

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