2018 with the Missionaries of Divine Revelation

Our friends and acquaintances often comment on our life and encourage us to share some examples of what it means to be a religious sister and the Mission that the Lord has entrusted to us. 2018 has been an important year for the Missionaries of Divine Revelation. We have expanded our mission in neighbouring parishes […]

The Angelus, a meditation on the Incarnation

The Angelus has a long tradition that, in one form or another, can be traced to the 12th Century. Over time it became customary to say the prayer at 6am, the time of Our Lord’s resurrection, at noon, in memory of His passion and death, and at 6pm in memory of His Incarnation. In this […]

The Nativity by Federico Barocci (circa 1590) The humility of God who became a Child.

Christmas is the ideal time to contemplate the Lord’s birth through one of the most beautiful works of art: the Nativity by Barocci. Frederico Barocci (1530-1612), is one of the most important mannerist painters of the 16th century who applied an extraordinary use of colour, characterised by warm colour shades, to his artistic work. The […]

Bethlehem’s manger in Rome

  Just below the main altar in the splendid Basilica of St Mary Majors, Rome, it is possible to venerate the precious relic of Our Lord’s crib.  The relics are protected in an elegant crystal reliquary in the form of a manger which is supported by four golden angels.  It is closed by a lid […]

Christmas Novena. Day 9, 24th December

Cum ortus fuerit sol de cœlo Videbitis Regem regum procedentem a Patre tamquam sponsum de thalamo suo. The time is fulfilled, the true Sun, Jesus Christ, illuminates our entire existence. He is the true King, the King of Kings, that proceeds fourth at the head of the court of souls who have been saved and […]

Introduction to the Christmas Novena

Introduction to the Christmas Novena and the O Antiphons How can one explain the greatest, most singular event in human history? How can the extraordinary event of God becoming man in a Child be described? How do we account for the fact that God revealed His love in Jesus Christ? The Advent Liturgy invites us […]

The Proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Francesco Podesti (1800 –1895), the skilled painter and portrait artist, was entrusted with the task of realising a work to commemorate the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the Vatican. The work was to be frescoed onto the walls of the Borgia Tower, in a room that is adjacent to Raphael’s Fire […]

Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 9 Pray for us to the Lord Jesus Christ

Tota Pulchra Tota pulchra es Maria, et macula originalis non es in te. Tu gloria Ierusalem, tu laetitia Israel, tu honorificentia populi nostri, tu advocata peccatorum. O Maria! O Maria! Virgo prudentissima, Mater clementissima, ora pro nobis, intercede pro nobis, ad Dominum Iesum Christum. You are all beautiful, Mary, and the stain of original sin […]

Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 8 Mother most merciful

Tota Pulchra Tota pulchra es Maria, et macula originalis non es in te. Tu gloria Ierusalem, tu laetitia Israel, tu honorificentia populi nostri, tu advocata peccatorum.O Maria! O Maria! Virgo prudentissima, Mater clementissima, ora pro nobis, intercede pro nobis, ad Dominum Iesum Christum. You are all beautiful, Mary, and the stain of original sin is […]

Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 7 Your name is blessed for us O Mary

Tota Pulchra Tota pulchra es Maria, et macula originalis non es in te. Tu gloria Ierusalem, tu laetitia Israel, tu honorificentia populi nostri, tu advocata peccatorum. O Maria! O Maria! Virgo prudentissima, Mater clementissima, ora pro nobis, intercede pro nobis, ad Dominum Iesum Christum. You are all beautiful, Mary, and the stain of original sin […]