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Holiness through purification: St. John of the Cross

We go to the doctor for our bodies, but this Doctor can help you with your soul. Meet St. John of the Cross, feast day Dec. 14, one of the great masters of prayer and the life of the soul.

Pray to our Patroness, and pray for the USA!

Did you know that Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day is Dec. 12, is the Patroness of America? Not just one part - not just North or South America, but the whole continent of the New World. She is also the Star of the New Evangelization, Patroness of the Unborn, and the Queen of All Hearts.

Happy Birthday to the Marian Fathers!

December 11 is the anniversary of the founding of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. On this day in 1670, St. Stanislaus Papczyński left the Piarist order and made his oblatio, his self-offering, to defend the Immaculate Conception.

One of the greatest Marian Helpers: St. Juan Diego

On Dec. 9, we celebrate the feast of a simple Indian peasant who gazed upon the beautiful Mother of God on a hilltop in Mexico and followed, without objection, her instructions to bring the Good News to the world.

Advent is under way

“Now, before we start, perhaps Br. Josh would be willing to start us off with some thoughts about Advent?” Fr. Drake asked, before a group of RCIA candidates.

Why We Celebrate the Immaculate Conception

On Dec. 8, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (a Holy Day of Obligation), God’s greatest act of mercy for any human being — God preserved Mary, His mother, from inheriting any stain of original sin.

One of the 'Original Four': St. Ambrose

On Dec. 7, we celebrate the feast of St. Ambrose, one of the “original four” Doctors of the Church, along with Sts. Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome.

Defender of Icons: St. John Damascene

Saint Theophanes called his friend, St. John Damascene (feast day: Dec. 4), “Chrysorrhoas” (golden stream) due to his oratorical gifts.

Sheer Madness

https://marian.org/articles/advent-under-way"In a fit of madness, I started running," Br. Josh, MIC, recalls. But when his brother seminarians suggest training for a marathon, thoughts of horrible suffering and misery blazed through his mind...

'Inspectio Cordis': First Sunday of Advent

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for Sundays by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart.

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