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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.

Valentine's Day is Ash Wednesday. What to Make of That?

This year, one of the most austere observances on the liturgical calendar coincides with a holiday synonymous with fancy dinners, fine wine, expensive jewelry, and rich chocolates. Ash Wednesday falls on Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day.

North American Sanctity: St. José Sánchez del Rio

Martyred for his refusal to deny Christ, 14-year-old St. José Sánchez del Rio (feast day: Feb. 10) was a member of the Cristeros, a group of landowners, ranchers, and sharecroppers who revolted against the anti-Catholic government of Mexico in 1926. The first article in a new series on saints and future saints from Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

"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.

"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.

On his feast day, learn more about Blessed George Matulaitis

Blessed George Matulaitis (1871-1927) was the "Renovator" of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, who envisioned religious working together with the laity for the good of the Church. We celebrate his feast day on Jan. 27. Learn more about this extraordinary priest and bishop and watch a short video, and join in the prayers for his canonization.

"Inspectio Cordis": Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

A new weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for Sunday 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.

Day 9: Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis

Join us in our Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis, the "Renovator" of the Marians, as we pray for his canonization. Today is the ninth and final day. Blessed George's feast day is tomorrow, Jan. 27.

Day 8: Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis

Join us in our Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis, the "Renovator" of the Marians, as we pray for his canonization. Today is the eighth day, leading to his feast day on Jan. 27.

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