“Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance.” (Matt. 3:7-8). There are two things which lead to penance, namely, a realization of our own sins and […]
December 19 – Penance
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matt. 3:2) “Do penance, John the Baptist thus announces a certain life. As St. Augustine says, “No one, who is the master of […]
December 18 – The Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“Blessed is the womb that bore you.” (Luke 11:27) The womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary is called blessed on account of many things: Because is bore Him Who is blessed in […]
“Mondays with Mary” – The Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
For many centuries in the liturgical calendar, December 18 was the day the Catholic Church celebrated the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was celebrated for centuries up until they changed […]
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7 Quotes from Saint Ambrose, Patron of the Veneration of Mary
December 7 marks the day when we commemorate one of the great early church fathers and Doctors of the Church, Saint Ambrose of Milan. A powerhouse in his own time, he combated […]
“Mondays with Mary” – Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth
The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth sits on top of what is believed to be the house of the Virgin Mary when she resided there. It was at this residence that […]
December 8 – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
“You are all fair, my love; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Songs 4:7). Mary was always immune from every sin. First of all in her very conception. For it […]
December 7 – Should God Have Become Incarnate at the Beginning of the World?
It is written (Gal 4:4): “When the fullness of time was come, God sent His Son,” concerning which the gloss says that “the fullness of time – is when it was decreed […]
December 6 – If Man Had Not Sinned Would God Have Become Man?
Augustine explaining Luke 19, says, “’The Son of Man is come to seek and to save which was lost’: — Therefore, if man had not sinned, the Son of Man would not […]
We Need St. Nicholas Today
Between the confusion, chaos, and the challenging of doctrine in the Catholic Church today, we definitely need St. Nicholas.
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December 3 – Saint John the Baptist
John was accepted witness for Christ, and this is proved by three things which were accomplished by John. The first thing pertains to the condition of nature, namely, “John was a light.” […]
December 2 – The Incarnation of Our Lord was a Most Suitable Remedy
That sacred union of the Divine nature with the human nature was most suitably ordained for man’s salvation, for even though another way was possible for God, still nothing was so fitting […]
“Mondays with Mary” – Our Lady of Knock
The apparition of Our Lady of Knock occurred during the vigil of the octave on the Feast of the Assumption on August 21, 1879. The individuals who saw Our Lady appear were […]
December 1 – The Necessity of the Incarnation to Satisfy Sufficiently for Sin
Satisfaction may be said to be sufficient in two ways – first, perfectly, inasmuch as it is condign, being adequate to make good the fault committed, and in this way the satisfaction […]
November 30 – The Necessity of the Incarnation
It was not only necessary that God should become Incarnate for our good, but also for our removal from evil. First, man is taught by it not to prefer the devil […]