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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Marian Devotions1.8 min read

    Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary. We commemorate the Battle of Lepanto. Through the Holy Rosary Our Lady secured victory for the Christian army. This was carried out under the spiritual guidance of Pope St Pius V. Pope St Pius V asked that the Rosary be said publicly to obtain victory. Devotion [...]

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    St Louis De Montfort was a great Saint and champion of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Rosary. He wrote a book entitled "The Secret of the Rosary" which is excellent spiritual reading for Catholics. In it he urges Catholics to pray the Rosary everyday and to do so devoutly and with [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Marian Devotions2.1 min read

    Our Lady revealed 15 promises of the Holy Rosary to St. Dominic for those who faithfully and devoutly pray the Rosary everyday. October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary and time to consider more deeply this most beautiful devotion. A beautiful way to practice this devotion is to pray the Holy Rosary in [...]

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    The 29th of September is traditionally the feast of St Michael the Archangel. In the Traditional calendar today is St Michael's feast day. Below we list 5 Ways Catholics can Practice Devotion to St Michael. St Michael the Archangel is the Patron Saint of the Church Militant and his aid is necessary in overcoming the [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Marian Devotions2 min read

    Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is an important part of the devotional life of many Catholics. Below we list the 7 Promises of Devotion to Our Lady's Sorrows revealed to St Bridget as well as 4 additional promises revealed to St Elizabeth of Hungary. [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Devotions4.8 min read

    Pray the Rosary in Latin Prayers for Praying the Rosary in Latin The Latin Rosary is a beautiful prayer. The individual prayers of the church in Latin are also beautiful. These prayers form part of our Tradition and it is important to pass on Latin prayers. There is a video below where the Latin Rosary [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Marian Devotions10.5 min read

    The Rosary of the Seven Dolors - an efficacious meditation The Rosary of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful way to meditate on the Passion of Our Blessed Lord through the tearful eyes of Our Blessed Mother. A PDF of these prayers is available here. Introductory Prayers In the Name [...]

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    Mother of Sorrows In preparation for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows we would like to recommend praying the Novena to the Mother of Sorrows. Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is powerful in moving the Heart of God and in uniting ourselves to Our Lady's sorrowful heart in a spirit of reparation we [...]

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    On Friday the 6th of August, His Excellency, Bishop Victor Phalana announced in a letter that all Parishes in the diocese of Klerksdorp would be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 15th of August. He also announced the Consecration of the Diocese of Klerksdorp to the Hearts [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Liturgical Formation, Mass6.2 min read

    Do you find Mass boring? That you feel as though you gain nothing from it and either do it as a result of habit, or the famous Catholic guilt? Ven. Fulton Sheen in his homily "The meaning on Mass" gives an example that may answer the question. "Some of you boys have mothers that are not [...]

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  • Today on the 15th of August we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We have been praying the Novena to Our Lady Assumed, which ended yesterday. Today we invite you to make the Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The PDF can be downloaded here. The Diocese of [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Liturgical Formation, Mass1 min read

    Mass of the Ages Documentary Mass of the Ages is a documentary produced by a group of Catholics exploring the Traditional Latin Mass, formerly called the Extraordinary form. This documentary is a trilogy and the first episode will be live on the 15th of August at 8pm ET time in the USA, which is 2am [...]

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