The Angelus, the prayer that inspired a masterpiece

The Angelus was painted by JF Millet (1814-1875) in 1859. His early life was spent in rural France working on the family farm whilst being instructed in the classics by the priests from the local parish. Millet inherited his father’s artistic talent and as a boy copied prints from the Bible and so his artistic […]

The sculptor of Mary, Virgin of Revelation

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the anniversary of the location of the statue of the Virgin of Revelation in the grotto of Tre Fontane, Three Fountains, Rome. On the 5th October 1947, the wooden statue of Our Lady, realised by Domenico Ponzi, was transported from St Peter’s Square to Tre Fontane upon a royal carriage […]

The meaning of Mary’s name

St Albert the Great said that Mary’s name has four meanings: lluminator, star of the sea, bitter sea and lady (Comment on St Luke 1,27) Mary illuminates because she gave birth to the true light of the world. She is like the Star of the Sea because she orientates us during the dark nights of […]

Abraham’s Faith

In the Letter to the Hebrews Abraham is praised for his faith: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go. By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac, […]

Sr Emanuela’s interview on EWTN: honouring the Assumption of Our Lady

In this interview Sr Emanuela talks about the importance of the Assumption of Our Lady on the News Nightly Show on EWTN.  She goes on to explain how the Missionaries of Divine Revelation have a particular devotion to the Feast of the Assumption and briefly explains the mosaic of the Dormition of Mary in St […]

The Solemnity of the Assumption (Ap 12:1-18)

On the 15th August the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption. We would like to reflect with you on this beautiful feast using the first reading from the Solemnity which is taken from the 12th chapter of the Book of Apocalypse and also using part of a homily given by the Holy Father Pope […]

Prayer for the Solemnity of the Assumption

  Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Assumption By Pope Pius XII On the Occasion of the Proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption Pope Pius XII dedicated this beautiful prayer to Our Blessed Mother. O, Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and Mother of Men, we believe with all the […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 9

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption  “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”… (1 Cor 15:54-55) After we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 8

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption  “Who is this that comes up from the desert, flowing with delights, leaning upon her beloved?” (Song 8, 5) San Bonaventura was entirely certain that, as God had preserved the most holy Virgin Mary from the violation of her virginal purity and integrity in conceiving and in childbirth, […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 7

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption  “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.” (Lk 1:68) When, during the Middle Ages, scholastic theology was especially flourishing, St. Albert the Great who, to establish this teaching, had gathered together many proofs from Sacred Scripture, from […]