Queen of Heaven

mother and child looking at labyrinth

Consoling Mother

I once found myself stuck in the middle of a labyrinth, feeling trapped in failed perfectionism. I realized that no matter how hard I tried, I could never earn God’s love. Mary needed to help me receive the mercy of ...
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statue of the Virgin Mary

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Mary is the ultimate illumination of a woman filled with Christ’s presence, of a woman lit up from within by grace.
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Artwork of the Blessed Mother

The Other Mother’s Day: A Meditation on Mary

Here’s Mother’s Day in a different light.
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People taking Jesus down from the cross

Franciscan Inspirations: Mary at the Cross

Both the devotion of Mary and the women witnessing Jesus’ death—and the gift of Mary as mother to us—are truths we cannot be without.
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A statue of Mary adorned with a floral crown is silhouetted against a stained- glass window at St. Joseph Church in Penfield, N.Y., after a May crowning ceremony May 7. The month of May is devoted to Mary and is traditionally celebrated with a crowning and praying of the rosary. (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Crowning the Queen of May

The crowning of statues of Mary during May was once very common among Catholics in the United States and is making a small comeback.
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Painting of the Virgin Mary

Mary, My Healer

When I discovered Mary, I found my path to healing.
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