Marie du jour 2022, 29 May: St. Edith Stein

St. Edith Stein sings a hymn of praise to the Blessed Virgin in her 1932 lectures to the Organization of Catholic Women in Zurich: "As Mother of God and mother of all God's children, she is exalted above all creatures on the throne of glory; maternity itself is glorified through her...."

Marie du jour 2022, 12 May: Titus Brandsma

In 1915, Titus Brandsma wrote an article that was published in the review 'Karmelrozen' that describes Saturday Marian devotions in Carmelite churches. "Simply by thinking of Mary's help," he wrote, "we feel ourselves strengthened in our weakness."

Marie du jour 2022, 11 May: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes to a seminarian in the last days before his ordination: "With the Virgin, you can sing your “Magnificat” and leap with joy in God your Savior, for the Almighty is doing great things in you, and His mercy is eternal... Then, like Mary, “keep all that in your heart.”

Quote of the day, 25 December: St. John of the Cross

When the interval of waitingFor His birth its course had run,Straight from out His bridal chamberCame the Bridegroom, God the Son. Once on earth, with arms extendedHe embrac'd His heavenly Bride,And the gracious Mother laid HimIn the manger, at her side. All around that helpless babyAnimals were standing by;Men sang songs of glad rejoicing;Angels join'd their songs... Continue Reading →

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