Disney’s Version of the Ave Maria

An interesting piece of information you may wish to share with your students is Walt Disney's inclusion of Schubert's classic Ave Maria in the full-length animated motion picture Fantasia.The idea of a popular, secular film containing…

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100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima

Will you offer yourselves to God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners?“Oh, we will, we will!”Then you will have a great deal to suffer, but the…

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December Days to Honor Mary

Working individually or in small groups, have the students create presentations on either the Feast of the Immaculate Conception or the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe related to what they unearth for understanding Mary.

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The Assumption of Mary to Heaven: Meaning and Prayer

August 15, a Holy Day of Obligation, celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Heaven. This is a dogma of the Church, declared on November 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII, though it had been believed and celebrated in the Church throughout…

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Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe

December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas. On his first journey as pope in 1979, St. John Paul II went to Mexico "to invoke on my pontificate the motherly…

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Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2014

Reflect on the word of Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelli Gaudium. Share and pray Pope Francis' words asking for the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God.

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