Bridget Curran is an Australian film-maker and author who embarked on a journey to tell of everyday encounters with the Virgin Mary. In her book “The Miracles of Mary,” Curran depicts encounters with Mary by Christians and non-Christians in the form of apparitions, weeping statues, and other miracles that she notes in detail.
In January 2011, Pope Benedict XVI has asked that all Catholics pray: "That the riches of the created world may be preserved, valued, and made available as God's precious gift to all." Watch this video reflection for more.
As the Church begins the season of ordinary time, we begin reading the letter to the Hebrews in Mass, which deals with Jesus' humanity, and the fact that Jesus experience pain and suffering like all of us. Watch this video for a reflection on the mystery of suffering.
Why is Baptism necessary for Catholics? What does it mean to become Sons and Daughters of God? Find out in this video...
The feast of the Baptism of Jesus marks the official end of the Christmas season! Jesus' decision to recieve baptism is a reminder that He came into this word to save us from sin. Watch this video for a reflection on this beautiful feast.
Happy New Year! The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God commemorates the divine motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the God-Bearer, Mother of our Lord and God Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on New Years Day (1 January), one week after Christmas. Visit this article for a series of prayers, reflections and traditions to mark this special feast.
During the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica this year, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the prophecies applied to Christ that were originally part of the coronation rite of the kings of Israel:
A beauitful Christmas reflection from the Apostleship of Prayer for 2010. Merry Christmas!
As Christmas draws near, where are your priorities? The presents? The parties? What about wishing Jesus a happy birthday... Don't rush Christmas Mass this season, but treasure it as the most important moment of Christmas.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Nativity of Jesus during his general audience this week, reflecting on the way Jesus' birth can touch the heart of all of us.
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