Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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woman crying

If we take seriously the scandal of the cross, we must reflect on the terrible image of Mary standing at the foot of the cross as her son and savior hangs dying there. So, on the day after the feast of the Holy Cross, we observe the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary

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Navajo Mary

Happy birthday Mary! We don’t know from either scripture or tradition where or when Mary was born, but her nativity has been celebrated since the early days of the Church. More from Melissa Musick after the jump. Buy icons here. Buy our book here.

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The Angelus at Work

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The Angelus

In this piece for America Nathan Schneider writes about Jean-François Millet’s painting The Angelus and what it portrays, people setting aside their work for a noonday prayer. We are more than just workers. We are human beings. Read his piece here: The Angelus at Work. Learn how to pray the traditional Marian prayer, the Angelus after the jump.

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