Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

I spent the better part of this "Month of Mary" researching Marian apparitions. While researching all these apparitions, one thing that struck me was the emphasis by Mary on penance and reparation for sins.  Our Lady of Lourdes even encouraged Bernadette Soubirous, "penance, penance, penance," during one of her apparitions. The messages of Our Lady of Fatima, from her … Continue reading Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

Our Lady of Good Help

On 8 December 2010, Champion, Wisconsin became the home of the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.  The bishop of the area decreed with, "moral certainty," that the Blessed Virgin had, indeed, appeared thrice to a young Belgium immigrant woman by the name of Marie Adele Joseph Brise in October 1859.  According … Continue reading Our Lady of Good Help

Thoughts on Our Lady of Akita

I have enjoyed the visual reaction of fellow Catholics, when I have shared my opinion that I find Mary to have been "God's Anger Management" program.  People look scandalized at the mere thought!  I believe God's temper has not been as noticeable as in the Old Testament, since Mary gave her fiat, or her yes, to God. … Continue reading Thoughts on Our Lady of Akita