Tag Archives: St. Mary

The Annunciation of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Mary acknowledges and affirms the Good News that Gabriele proclaims; her example inspires us to embrace our faith in Christ and put it into daily practice…for nothing will be impossible for God!

Mass Readings – Annunciation of the Lord

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Today bishops and priests around the world join Pope Francis in consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

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Our Lady of Sorrows…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Here are some of the themes from the readings on this feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

1st Reading – Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab

  • The Church interprets the woman in this passage as Mary.
  • The dragon is the enemy who attempts to destroy the woman and child.
  • The voice of heaven proclaims God’s authority and kingdom have come through the son, born of the woman, who will rule all nations.

Psalm – 45:10-12,16

  • “The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.”
  • This psalm, when applied to Mary, reveals her majesty among all created things as queen.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 15:20-27

  • The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ overturns the first sin of Adam.
  • Christ will reign over all things, finally destroying death forever.

Gospel – Luke 1:39-56

  • The first part of the passage describes the interaction between Mary and Elizabeth as their babies (from within the womb) leap for joy.
  • The second part of the passage offers Mary’s great Magnificat of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Mass Readings – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(Mass during the day)

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Our Lady, Queen of Heaven…pray for us!


The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God’s love. The intensity of Mary’s love in light of her “Yes!” to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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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


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