Mary Magdalene is first apostle

Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross Mary Magdalene is first apostle The risen Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene first and gave her instructions to relay His message to His favored disciples, which she carried out immediately. “…go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father […]

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Infant Jesus of Prague History & Devotion

For the past five years my oldest daughter Jenny and her husband John have lived in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, or Czechia as it is now called. Czechia is the official English short name specified by the Czech government. Jenny originally went to Prague to learn how […]

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Holy Crown of Thorns

The Holy Crown of Thorns was transferred to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris just after the French Revolution (1789-1799). On April 15, 2019, a terrible fire broke out in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, destroying the giant spire that housed some of Christendom’s most sacred relics. By the Grace of God, […]

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Mary Magdalene Pilgrimages in Provence—July 2019

July 17-23, 2019 reserve now or July 24-30, 2019 reserve now La Sainte-Baume—the Cave where Mary Magdalene spent the last thirty years of her life in prayer and contemplation Mary Magdalene Pilgrimages in Provence Two Saint Mary Magdalene Pilgrimages over the feast week are being offered to a minimum of 4 and a maximum […]

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Prince of Peace welcomed in Bethlehem / Light of the World

The 14 point silver STAR on the marble floor marks the exact spot where Jesus of Nazareth was born. This Star  is below the “Altar of the Nativity” inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The 14 points of the Star are said to represent the 14 generations of Jesus Christ […]

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Jerusalem’s GOLDEN GATE History & Prophecy

Jerusalem’s Golden Gate Golden Gate on the east wall of the Temple Mount dates back to 1541 AD and is the oldest of the eight gates of Jerusalem today. During the time of the First Temple (10th century BCE to 586 BCE) the eastern Gate was the main entrance into […]

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Volunteering at Magdala on the Sea of Galilee!

Ever since May 20, 2014, the day I received Sue Mullski’s email with information on Fr Juan Solana’s amazing discovery of the town of Magdala (a first century fishing village on the Sea of Galilee), I have wanted to go there. That day I began research on the Magdala Center. […]

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Mary Magdalene Feast Week in PROVENCE – July 2017

Mary Magdalene feast week in Provence begins before and ends a day after her July 22nd feast day. I am now in Provence and will soon be with my Saint Mary Magdalene Novena Pilgrimage group celebrating the feast, all week long. If you find yourself in the South of France this […]

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Mary Magdalene France Pilgrimage—July 2017

July 18-25, 2017 La Sainte-Baume—the Cave where Mary Magdalene spent the last thirty years of her life in prayer and contemplation This 7-Day Mary Magdalene France Pilgrimage is now fully reserved. We will stay in or very near the town of St Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (which houses the Basilica of Saint Mary […]

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Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary

March 19th is the feast of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It is also Father’s Day in the Catholic countries of Spain, Portugal and Italy. Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni, c. 1635 Joseph, the carpenter from Nazareth in Galilee, was of […]

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Light of the World

DECEMBER 24, 2016—Written by Fr Martin Henry, Catholic visiting priest at St Bernardine of Siena in Woodland Hills, California It’s slightly ironic that the Son of God, the “light of the world,” whose birthplace we anticipate in Advent, should have been born not during the hours of daylight, but in the […]

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Sainte Anne Relics miraculously discovered

July 26th is the feast of Sainte Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. I would like to share a story with you that I read about the relics of Sainte Anne in Apt, France on Catholic Tradition, and photographs I took on July 26, 2016 at the Cathedral of […]

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HOLY DOORS of Mercy

Holy Doors of Mercy My first experience with a Holy Door of Mercy was on August 2, 1989, when I was visiting the charming city of Assisi, Italy, the home of the beloved “FRANCESCO.” I was so taken by Francis’ kindness and goodness and peacefulness that a year later, July […]

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Pope Francis upholds Mary Magdalene as Apostle

Apostle of the apostles

VATICAN CITY—June 10, 2016 . Vatican announced that a decree entitled: .  “Mary Magdalene, apostle of the apostles” was issued in accordance with the will of Pope Francis raising the July 22nd memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church’s liturgical calendar. In the Mass and in the […]

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Camargue Cross Origin

CAMARGUE CROSS is an emblem formed with a Latin cross whose upper ends represent a three-pronged fork or “trident” (a working tool used by “gardians” or cowboys) and whose lower end is a sea anchor topped by a heart. The Camargue Cross stands for the three cardinal virtues: cross of […]

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