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'A Doctor of Peace': St. Gregory of Narek

Saint Gregory of Narek (feast day: Feb. 27) sought to identify with sinners in every age, and fervently interceded for us, trusting in God’s gracious mercy. Said Pope Francis, “He became ‘the intercessor of the whole world.’”

"Inspectio Cordis": Second Sunday of Lent, Feb. 25

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for this Sunday's Mass by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart – especially fitting during this period of National Eucharistic Revival.

Remembering the Marians martyred in World War II

On Feb. 17 and 18, 1943, two Marian priests chose to die rather than abandon those in their care. They are Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz and Blessed George Kaszyra.

"Inspectio Cordis": First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 18

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for this Sunday's Mass by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart – especially fitting during this period of National Eucharistic Revival.

‘A priest after My own Heart’: Blessed Michael Sopoćko

We often think of St. Faustina’s spiritual director, Bl. Fr. Michael Sopoćko (feast day: Feb. 15), as merely the primary witness of her sanctity, and perhaps as the agent that God used to arrange the painting of the Image of the Divine Mercy. But he was so much more than that!

Even in Lent, we are in Easter

Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, yes, and to remember what it was like before Christ had accomplished the Paschal Mystery — and yet our preparation occurs in the time of mercy, in the days of grace that follow the Incarnation.

"Inspectio Cordis": Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Feb. 11

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for this Sunday's Mass by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart – especially fitting during this period of National Eucharistic Revival.

Model of Mercy: St. Josephine Bakhita

On Feb. 8, we celebrate the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was born in Sudan, sold into slavery, and entered a convent after being freed. It is also the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.

"I want a beautiful soul": St. Joan de Valois

On Feb. 4, Catholics around the world unite to remember the "other" St. Joan of France, St. Joan de Valois, patroness of the Marian Congregation. Born into a world that despised her and reviled her appearance, this soul became a light in the world that longed for true beauty. 

"Inspectio Cordis": Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Feb. 4

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for this Sunday's Mass by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart – especially fitting during this period of National Eucharistic Revival.

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