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The Epiphany: Mary, Three Kings, and Three Herods

We celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord on Jan. 7. The word "epiphany" means manifestation and alternately, a sudden insight or revelation. What does it mean to us, as sons and daughters of Mary?

New Year's Resolution: Working out!

Brother Josh finds new meaning in the saying on the wall of the exercise room: “The PAIN you feel today is the STRENGTH you’ll feel tomorrow!”

Hallowed be the Name of Jesus!

On Jan. 3, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In fact, the entire month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name. Remember the Second Commandment and honor His Name!

The Theologian: St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Acclaimed “The Theologian,” St. Gregory of Nazianzus (feast day: Jan. 2) is remembered for defending Church teaching and leaving to the Church hundreds of his religious poems and letters. 

Luminary of the Church: St. Basil the Great

“Full of the hope and joy of faith, St. Basil the Great shows us how to be true Christians," wrote Pope Benedict XVI. We celebrate this Doctor of the Church on his feast day, Jan. 2.

From Women's March to March for Life

As we anticipate the annual March for Life on Jan. 19, consider one woman's transition from pro-abortion activist to pro-life champion, demonstrating the influence of accurate, scientifically-based information, the contagious joy of the pro-life movement, and the power of prayer.

Our Lady and Praying for Peace

Amidst these escalating struggles, our Blessed Mother cries out in the world for peace … but the world is not listening. She speaks to us especially on Jan. 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God and the World Day of Peace.

Three Marian brothers reach “the last step”: Perpetual Profession

The perpetual profession of vows, also known as making final vows, is the final stage in joining a religious congregation. Three Marian brothers have now taken that "last step": Br. Ryan Asensio, MIC; Br. Patrick Lynch, MIC; and Br. Alexander Pumphrey, MIC.

Celebrating Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

The Feast of the Holy Family on Dec. 31 is a celebration of the ordinary life of extraordinary people, of the three most holy human beings to ever walk the earth. It marks the source and summit of our Catholic faith, and the earthly icon of the Trinity in Heaven.

The Ultimate Christmas Gift

Brother Josh, MIC, witnesses two Marian brothers profess Final Vows, which he calls "the point of no return in self-gift to God. This was the fulfillment of what we Marians seek."

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