On the Feast of the Assumption, we celebrate not only the special dignity of the Blessed Mother, but also the dignity of our own bodies. Here’s a kid-friendly explanation, and some activity ideas.
We pray it as part of the Liturgy of Hours, and we hear it proclaimed in the Gospel reading on the feast of the Visitation — May 31 — but I’m not sure most Catholics stop often enough to think about what a beautiful gift we have in Mary’s Magnificat. This post by Our Sunday Visitor editorial director for periodicals Gretchen Crowe reminds us of its importance.
On May 13 we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. In today’s post you’ll meet the three children to whom Mary appeared in 1917: Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta.
This Mother’s Day, I am thinking of all of my fellow mothers who I have walked with on this path of joy and sorrow, delight and drudgery. I am praying for those who have had their heart split in two from the sword of sorrow — miscarriages, stillbirth, disease and death of beloved children. We turn to Mary for comfort and solace.
Who says May altars have to be fancy or time-consuming? Not Catholic mom Sarah Reinhard. Here’s a three-step way to get one ready right now!