2017 Magnificat Calendar – Fatima

Special Edition for the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima – Illustration each month of an episode of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, a major event for the Church and the whole world. Painted in our Monastery, these exclusive illustrations impart an out­line of the important message of the Virgin Mary. Our good Mother reveals to us what She expects of Her children to effect the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart and the remedy to worldwide turmoil.

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena in preparation for the feast of Pentecost or during the octave of the feast. These beautiful prayers to the Holy Spirit to ask for His Seven Gifts may be said all year long.

Centenary of Fatima at the Monastery of the Magnificat

On May 13, 2017, the Apostles of Love solemnly celebrated the centenary of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal (May 13, 1917) to the little shepherds, Lucia dos Santos (10 years old), Francisco (9) Jacinta (7) Marto. The entire day was spent in prayer, from nine in the morning to 11 in the evening.

Saint Joseph, Virginal Spouse of the Mother of God

Never could any man in this world comprehend all the greatness of Joseph. To understand it, one would have to compass the entire extent of the mystery with which his earthly mission put him in relation as a necessary instrument. Thus we are not surprised that this Foster Father of the Son of God was prefigured in the Old Testament under the features of one of the noblest Patriarchs of the chosen people…

The holy season of Lent

The holy season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday, was instituted by the Apostles in imitation of Our Lord’s forty-day fast in the desert…

Novena to the Holy Child Jesus of Bethlehem

Novena to the Holy Child Jesus of Bethlehem – December 16 to 24
Inspired by the book Bethléem ou l’École de l’Enfant-Jésus (Bethlehem, or the School of the Child Jesus), by Msgr. Jean-Joseph Gaume.
These beautiful prayers are also proper as meditations all through the Christmas season and even all year round.

The holy season of Advent

My dear brothers and sisters, we have  entered the holy season of Advent, which prepares for the great feast of Christmas.  Religious feast days are grand and important, depending upon the way we prepare ourselves for them.  Simply from the human standpoint, even if people often do not know exactly what they are celebrating at Christmas time, look at all the preparations they make for the feast:  there is so much activity, commotion and running around, it is such a production!  Everyone puts an incredible amount of energy into preparing for this feast.  This is because subconsciously, at least as a tradition, Christmas is a great celebration for them.  Christmas is certainly among the prominent feast days of the year.  And I repeat, a feast takes on importance depending on the care we take in preparing for it.

The Miraculous Medal of Our Lady

The Miraculous Medal comes directly from the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother. It is a gift from Heaven that has never ceased to work wonders of grace throughout the world. It is a simple and very efficacious way of benefitting from the protection of Mary in all our spiritual and temporal needs.