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Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Happy New Year, everyone! Blessings and Best Wishes to All! Today we Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It’s a holy day of obligation in the United States. We have recently celebrated one. So, what is this Solemnity? The title “Mother of God” is a western derivation from the Greek Theotokos, which …

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. When I was young, I used to think that this referred to Jesus being conceived immaculately. And then I learned that this title referred to Our Lady. Since I love Our Lady (see here as an example), I need to say something about her …

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Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic church today celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I believe it’s fitting that the memorial is the day before Thanksgiving. We need to be thankful for Mary’s fiat. As you may guess, I love our Lady. (see post ) Below are a few excerpts from various sites (definitely more …

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