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September 17, 2018

Marian Response to the Scandal of Sin

Ave Maria! Here is a truly blessed response to the current crisis, centerd on devotion to Our Blessed Mother. “A spiritual D-Day” is a description Doug Barry uses in referring to the “Rosary…
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August 27, 2018

Prayers to St. Monica for Conversions

Ave Maria Meditations PRAYERS TO ST. MONICA (feast day is August 27th): Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son, not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to…
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Immaculate ArtNews
August 23, 2018

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots – TheCatholicSpirit.com

Iraqi refugee Mothana Butres of Zahle, Lebanon, works on an icon in this undated photo. CNS photo/courtesy of Mothana Butres When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana…
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Immaculate MusicNews
August 22, 2018

Hail Queen of Heaven- Marian Hymn 

Ave Maria! "Hail Queen of Heaven" is the English version of the Latin hymn "Ave Maris Stella." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD7bbiyTcNo “Hail, Queen Of Heaven (The Ocean Star)” I Hail, queen of heaven, the ocean star,…
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Immaculate ArtNews
August 19, 2018

The world’s smallest image of the Virgin Mary: Virgin of the Litanies

Ave Maria! The Statue the Virgin of the Litanies offers a quiet reflection on Our Lady's maternal love for each of her children. She humbles herself and makes herself small; "playing in the…
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August 14, 2018

Virgin Mary Statue Is All That’s Left After Family’s Home Burns Down During Hurricane Harvey | Inside Edition

Ave Maria!  During Hurricane Harvey last year, the Virgin Mary gave a Catholic family hope in the midst of disaster. Amid tragedy, one family found a symbol of hope. Cidalin Rojas, whose family…
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Immaculate MusicNews
August 11, 2018

“Alleluia- Virgo Clara”- by the Franciscans of the Immaculate

Ave Maria! This is a chant by our very own Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate from the album "Virgo Parens." Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZchbthPXbwU
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August 8, 2018

Fra Leonard Maria Deocareza – RIP

On July 27, 2018 Fra Leonard left this exile for Heaven after a long battle with esophageal cancer at age 42. Since being stationed in England he has resided in our friaries in…
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August 6, 2018

Egypt Today: Pope Tawadros II marks Holy Family Journey at Virgin Mary Church

Ave Maria!  In Egypt, high ranking Muslim government leaders joined Coptic clergy and the laity in an event honoring the Holy Family's journey through Egypt.  This reminds me of how earlier this year,…
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Immaculate MusicNews
August 5, 2018

Omni die dic Mariae- Marian Hymn

Ave Maria, A copy of this hymn by Bernard of Cluny was found beneath the right temple of St. Casimir's incorrupt body when his grave was opened. Also this is the memorial of…
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August 3, 2018

Photos: 10-year anniversary of Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe church in La Crosse | Local | lacrossetribune.com

Ave Maria! Here are some pictures from the Ten Year Anniversary celebrations at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI which our friars staff. Congratulations to everyone at the…
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Immaculate MusicNews
August 2, 2018

O Sanctissima – A Marian Hymn

Ave Maria! On this Franciscan Feast Day of  Feast of Our Lady of the Angels (the Portiuncula) we draw attention to this Marian hymn, "O Sanctissima" traces its roots back to the 17th…
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July 29, 2018

History of Notre Dame of Chartres Cathedral – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk3VsinLgvc A tour of the architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Chartres, France an early example of the Gothic style and the religious significance of many details. Chartres Cathedral (Notre Dame…
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July 27, 2018

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: New sculpture installation to display diverse images of Virgin Mary

Ave Maria!  Some of Milwaukee's artists are reclaiming their alleyways from criminals, using Marian artwork.  It's a beautiful example of ingenuity, creativity and devotion. In the quiet alleyway at 26th and Mineral streets…
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July 21, 2018

St. Lawrence Brindisi on Our Lady

"How noble did Mary appear in the heaven of the Divine Plan! A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun. No more brilliant or splendid figure can be created by the…
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