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 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.

Magnificat

July 2nd – Feast of the Magnificat and of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Her cousin Elizabeth. Extracts of Conferences of Father John Gregory on Gratitude and the Magnificat.