Dear brethren in Christ, today is also the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin, Elisabeth. How will Catholics respond? Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Along with Guadalupe (Dec. 12) and Lourdes (Feb. 11), it is one of three Marian apparitions honored with a feast day. 31 – Our Lady of All Nations. Pius IX, on May 13, 1850, raised the feast to the rank of a double of the second class. Our Lady now, for the first time, exercised the office which belonged to the Mother of God made man: that He might, by her mediation, sanctify and glorify us. The present office was compiled by order of Clement VIII by the Minorite Ruiz. POPE FRANCIS' REFLECTION ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. Consequently, let us entrust ourselves to her with filial abandonment! THANKSGIVING PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (St. Josemaria). And love is indispensable if we want to progress in the path of loving intimacy with God, of holiness, which as St. Josemaria put it, is the “plenitude of love”. The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church on May 31 (or, until 1969, on July 2). The earliest evidence of the existence of the feast is its adoption by the Franciscan Chapter in 1263, upon the advice of St. Bonaventure. On the contrary, entrustment to Our Lady is a privileged path, tested by numerous saints, for a more faithful following of the Lord. (Lk1:39-57). Black Friday Sale! THE MOTHER OF GOD, A SERVANT! As Pope Benedict XVI said: True Marian devotion never obscures or diminishes faith and love for Jesus Christ Our Savior, the one Mediator between God and mankind. She is “blessed among all women” having been prepared by God the Father, immediately after the downfall of our first parents, (cfr. Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Feast-of-the-Visitation-of-the-Blessed-Virgin-Mary. DAILY GOSPEL, REFLECTION AND HOLY MASS: THE WIDOW’S MITE (Lk 21:1-4). Priest jailed for theft blames Catholic doctrine, also facing sex abuse charges, Swiss Catholic diocese reportedly rejects Pope Francis’ candidates for new bishop, New Catholic priests voice satisfaction in priestly life, but minority report 'troubling' adversity, What Biden foreign policy picks mean for religious freedom, World’s oldest bishop dies in Spain at age 104. Dear brethren in Christ, today is also the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin, Elisabeth. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! DAILY MASS, GOSPEL AND REFLECTION. Gen 3:14-15), to carry within her the Only Begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit. DAILY MASS, GOSPEL AND REFLECTION. Kindly help more people in their Christian life by liking our page and inviting your family, friends and relatives to do so as well. Feast, August 5 (Triduum, August 2-4) 1. GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY. IF WE WANT TO PROGRESS EXPEDITIOUSLY IN OUR PRINCIPAL MISSION TO ADORE, PRAISE, SERVE AND LOVE THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, OUR MOTHER MARY CAN TEACH US HOW, LEAD AND ACCOMPANY US ALONG THE WAY because she walked along this path and preceded us. St. Joseph probably accompanied Mary, returned to Nazareth, and when, after three months, he came again to Hebron to take his wife home, the apparition of the angel, mentioned in Mt 1:19-25, may have taken place to end the tormenting doubts of Joseph regarding Mary's maternity. JUNE 1 – Our Lady of the Star (Aquileia, Italy). 2 – Our Lady of Edessa, Asia Minor in honor of the statue that spoke to St. Alexis. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. THANKSGIVING PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (St. Josemaria). The feast of the Queenship of Mary is now celebrated in the Ordinary Rite on August 22. We all want and should aspire to have a personal and loving relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.