Mary of the Month (January 2011)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

At the beginning of every year, January 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Her tender love for Jesus and His Divine love for her is extremely hard to capture, although once in a while an artist succeeds. I was very happy to have found this wonderful statue, which is a depiction of Our Lady of …

Mary of the Month (December 2010)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

In December the Church celebrates one of my favorite days, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast celebrates the truth that Mary was preserved from all stain of sin from the first moment of her existence, which is a beautiful testament to the power of God’s grace. If we did not believe this truth, …

Mary of the Month (Nov 2010)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

One of the Church’s favorite ways to depict Our Mother is with saints, because the saints demonstrate how Mary is a mother not only to Jesus, but to each of us. She spends her time and energy helping her children to respond to God and to become like Jesus, and the saints show most clearly the fruit of her prayers. …

Mary of the Month (Sept 2010)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

This is a statue of Our Lady of Fatima that travels about from house to house in my Diocese, and I had the joy of being her host for a month. It seems to me that the message of Our Lady of Fatima is just as important today as it was when it was first given.