L’ Annonciation, 1644 Philippe de Champaigne The Solemnity of the Annunciation, the conception of Our Lord Jesus Christ, is on March 25, nine months before Christmas. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1)
Our Lady of Beijing, pray for us!
Happy Mother’s Day! God bless all the mothers—thanks for all that you do! As a certain rapper once said in a tribute to his mother, “you are appreciated.” Here’s a post i wrote on In Layman’s Terms about our Spiritual Mother.
Most Blessed and Sorrowful Mother pray for us! “O thou Mother! fount of love! Touch my spirit from above; Make my heart with thine accord.”
Our Lady of Lourdes (feastday: Feb. 11) Mosaic from the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes, France
The Nativity (16th Century) Jacob de Backer
Madonna and Child Bartolomé Esteban Murillo c. 1670 Oil on canvas, 166 x 115 cm Gemäldegalerie, Dresden — Murilllo’s religious paintings are some of the best in all Christendom. I like this portrait for the month of Our Lady of Holy Rosary.
Carlo Dolci (Florence, 1616-1687] Mater Dolorosa REGINA MARTIRUM ORA PRO NOBIS Queen of Martyrs pray for us!
In this morning I found out that it’s the feast day of Our Lady of Czestochowa thanks to the following reflection from the apostleship of prayer: Sadly they’re still trying to desecrate our Lady’s image in Poland. Recently on the feast of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin, there was a concert held by Madonna …
August 22, the Queenship of Mary. The prayer of the Hail Holy Queen is one of the most beautiful prayers ever composed. It was composed by Blessed Herman Contractus of the 11th century. Considering the author, it is that much more powerful. He had a cleft palate and cerebral palsy. Blessed Herman suffered. He was …