Monthly Archives: March 2011

La Madonna di Medjugorje

On March 23, 2011 I got the opportunity to go visit Medjugorje and the hilltop “apparition hill” where the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world……Since 1981, in a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. She tells us that God has sent Her to our world, and these years she is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. In Her own words She tells us, “I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God”.
Our Lady’s mission is one of peace and love. She has come to earth to reeducate us and to help us convert and recenter our lives back to God. Our Lady’s role has always been one of guiding people to Her Son, Jesus. What an amazing opportunity we have before us! Our Lady’s call to conversion is urgent, and we should respond with all our hearts. READ MORE


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The Annunciation at Lourdes

Thursday, March 25, 1858 Bernadette joyfully rejoined the lady in the grotto. It had been 3 weeks since she saw Aquero and had not known whether she would ever appear again. This time she was determined to obtain the lady’s name, so that she could finally tell the priest. Bernadette was characteristically stubborn, and she repeated four times the question she had practiced so often, “Would you be so kind as to tell me who you are?” The answer finally came: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

I was fortunate to find myself in Lourdes on the day of the “Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary” and on the same day that the answer came to Bernadette. Faith? SEE MORE PHOTOS Continue reading

La Festa Madonna del Granato

“quando camino mi sento nà ggioia da Maria mi sento chiamà mi sento dire venite, venite che vi voglio perdonà” – Capaccio, 15 Agosto

Con simili canti popolari, una fiumana di gente sale a piedi dalle lontane contrade di Capaccio su verso il Santuario della Madonna del Granato che svetta solitario sul monte Calpazio;.
Illuminato da potenti fari posizionati alla base del tempio, appare ancor più suggestivo nel buio della notte, quasi sospeso nel vuoto, comunicando a chi lo vede da lontano, fascino e spiritualità. In risposta alla strofe su accennata,il coro di altri numerosi pellegrini risponde:
O Maronna ca staie a lu tronu damme la mano ca voglio saglì sò venuto cu sti cumpagni apri le porte e fange trasì…” Continue reading

Praying the Rosary

Welcome! We are the headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace. We are administered by the Dominican Fathers, Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P., Director. We are located next to the Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, USA, the city of roses. Included is how to pray the rosary. Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray. Continue reading