Category: Mary

Places Where Mary Has Appeared

As the Church celebrates the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, FR RALPH DE HAHN looks at other approved visions of Mary. The visitations of the Blessed Virgin Mary to earth are beyond counting. These...

Medjugorje: What next?

Supporters of the reported apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje will have received Pope Francis’ remarks on the matter with a sense of disappointment but also hope. Having just celebrated the centenary of Our...

Walking with Mary

One of the great treasures in the practice of the Catholic faith is the special relationship it encourages with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a privilege we Catholics share with sister churches such...

Mary the Mother of Hope

Mary, like many mothers throughout the world, is an example of strength and courage in accepting new life and in sharing the suffering of their children, Pope Francis said. Although she had no idea...

Bishop: ‘Mary is not Appearing in Medjugorje’

‘The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje. Two weeks after the Vatican announced that Pope Francis was sending a Polish...

Bishop Barry Wood: My Devotion to Our Lady

As the bicentenary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate comes to an end, BISHOP BARRY WOOD OMI reflects on the Marian spirituality of his order, and the role of Our Lady in his own...