Marian Devotion

Canada’s stunning new shrine has an equally stunning location

By J.P. Sonnen, The B.C. Catholic, September 14, 2020 The altar of Our Lady of the Rockies Shrine in Canmore, Alta. Catholics across Canada will be pleased to know there is a new pilgrimage destination in Alberta – the Diocesan Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies in Canmore. The... read more

The Assumption of the Virgin

By Brian G. Svoboda, The Catholic Thing, August 15, 2020 At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, not far from Fenway Park, the sun shines on Fra Angelico’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin, which the Dominican friar painted around 1432 as one of four reliquaries for Santa... read more

Spanish cardinal investigated for blessing Valencia from basilica on feast day

By Inés San MartínMay 11, 2020, ROME BUREAU CHIEF A Spanish cardinal has gotten into legal trouble for opening a church and bringing an image of the Virgin Mary to the door of the building to bless the city of Valencia. Some accused him of breaking the country’s COVID-19 coronavirus social... read more

“We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, March 19, 2020 “We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3) Millions of Catholics in the so-called free Western world will, in the coming weeks or even months, and especially during Holy Week and Easter, the culmination of the entire liturgical year, be... read more

Five Cardinals and two prominent bishops speak about the end times

'The Church is shrouded in the darkness of modernism, but the victory belongs to Our Lord and His Bride. We desire to keep vigil with her and with Jesus, in this new Gethsemane of the end times.' ​​​​​February 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The situation in the Church today is so severe... read more

In Defense of Marian Maximalism

By Jane Stannus, Crisis Magazine, January 8, 2020 It was Friday the 13th of December, and nothing unlucky had happened yet. Or so I thought, idly scrolling through the Catholic news—until my eyes landed on a startling headline from Crux. “Pope calls idea of declaring Mary co-redemptrix... read more
Mary, Mother of the Church

Fatima to Vatican II: Mary, ‘Mother of the Church’ and Our Loving Mother

Called to be the God-bearer, Mother to the Head of the Church, Mary was commissioned and called implicitly to be mother of every member born of the virginal womb of the Church in baptism. By Matthew Tsakanikas, Catholic World Reporter, December 21, 2019 The title of Mary, “Mother of the... read more

Why Heretics Hate Mary and We Should Love Her More

By Timothy Flanders, One Peter Five, August 5, 2019 Marian devotion is the cure for heresy and the healing of all heretics. We must turn to her for refuge from the heretical depravity now consuming the Church. Marian devotion is the destruction of error, the fount of humility, and a potent... read more

Putting the ‘Holy’ in ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’

A Visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe By Patti Armstrong, May. 5, 2019 While religious participation wanes in many places, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida, is breathtakingly alive. It’s a unique... read more
Rachel Fulton Brown

Rachel Fulton Brown, U of C Medievalist and author, spoke at our May 10, 2019 Forum Luncheon on: “Marian Devotion and the Art of Prayer.”

Rachel Fulton Brown, Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago, and author of two well-received works on the history of Christianity with a focus on devotion to the Virgin Mary ("Mary and the Art of Prayer: The Hours of the Virgin in Medieval Christian Life and Thought"... read more