Day 8 Pentecost Novena

Veni Creator Spiritus Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come from thy bright heav’nly throne; come, take possession of our souls, and make them all thine own. Thou who art called the Paraclete, best gift of God above, the living spring, the living fire, sweet unction and true love. Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace, finger […]

The Story of the Virgin of Revelation on EWTN

  As part of the celebration of the 71st anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Revelation at Tre Fontane, Rome, EWTN’s Vaticano programme produced this video story about the apparition.  The news broadcast features interviews with Mother Rebecca and Sr Emanuela who talk about the great graces worked by the Virgin of Revelation […]

The Colours of the Virgin of Revelation

“The celestial woman had black hair that protruded from a green mantle that flowed down her body from head to foot. Below the mantle she wore a white robe tied around the waist with a rose coloured sash ….”I am who I am in the Divine Trinity. I am the Virgin of Revelation.” With these […]

71st Anniversary of the Apparition of the Virgin of Revelation

  We are just a few days away from celebrating the 71st anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Revelation at Tre Fontane, Rome on the 12th April 1947. We searched our archives to find something that would take us right back to the time of the apparition. A newspaper article was found from […]

Have a Happy and Holy Easter

“May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.” (Easter Vigil Mass) The Story does not end with the tomb, instead it burst forth from the tomb: just as Jesus promised us, it happened and it will happen again. The faith is a small light that lights up […]

Solemnity of St Joseph

Joseph lived through a very singular experience in his life. He did not know what to do about Mary who ” was found with child through the Holy Spirit.” His internal turmoil was concluded with a dream sent by God. Joseph responded immediately because we are told “he did as the angel of the Lord […]

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

  “Of you my heart has said, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Yahweh, I seek” (Ps 27, 8)   Man has always searched to contemplate the face of God. Jesus told us that “to see Him is to see the Father” (Jn 14:9) and so, the contemplation of Christ’s face is the very contemplation of […]

The Temptations of Christ

The Temptations of Christ (1480-1482) Botticelli, Sistine Chapel St Luke’s account of the temptation of Jesus in the desert is the Gospel reading on the first Sunday of Lent and it also signals the start of the penitential itinerary that will lead us to Easter Sunday. The representation of the devil as a tempter is […]

The Navicella – An Icon of Faith

The Navicella, by Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 –1337),which illustrates the scene from St Mathew’s Gospel when St Peter walks on water towards Christ, (Mt 14:22-33) is one of St Peter’s Basilica’s most important works. This icon of faith has greeted visitors leaving the Basilica since the early 14th Century onwards. The mosaic that remains today, […]