Our Lady

Do We Really Need Our Mother of Perpetual Help in These Enlightened Times?

By Cindy Paslawski / June 25, 2020 /

Normalcy breeds complacency and it seems that people have fallen asleep and taken Our Lady for granted… but her help is Perpetual.

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Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Detente with the Devil versus How to be Humble in the Month of Pride – BFP014

By John B. Manos / June 29, 2019 /

Two Jesuit-educated alums consider whether the Society of Jesus is marching under “the other standard”, secularization, how to find refuge and thrive in the devil’s world we find ourselves in today.

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Akita: The Battle Line of the Homosexual Contagion is Communion in the Hand.

By John B. Manos / September 16, 2018 /

Now that the detente in the church has been ripped open by the Vigano report, we need to reassess what the battle field really looks like. In 1973, Our Lady appeared to a nun in Japan. She warned that unless men repent, fire would fall from heaven and the good with the bad would perish.…

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styled image of Our Lady of Fatima, with words for May being the Month of Mary, a blue background behind her, and at her side is a red square Bellarmine Forum logo

The Beginning of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima is Confusing

By John B. Manos / May 13, 2017 /

If I mention Fatima to you, what would you mention first? (Yes, I mean this literally not as a rhetorical question. Say whatever it is). I think it is wild how vast the responses would be: Maybe you would tell me about whether Russia was consecrated. Fourth Secret anyone? Akita and its message (I’m guilty of this, but…

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Guarding Our Shrines as An Act of Political Realism

By John M. DeJak / July 31, 2016 /

Ours is an era of both functional atheism as well as spiritual immaturity. When recent attacks occurred in France and Germany, it was amazing to read on my Twitter feed how many people shunned the notion of praying for the victims or for the countries involved. Perhaps most Twitter users are more of the secular…

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The God of Wonder & Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Terri Aluise / December 12, 2015 /

For those who are paying attention, God can really blow our minds sometimes. Take for example, St. John Paul II. Many know that the young Karol Wojtyla was an actor as a young man. He performed in numerous plays by the Polish Romantic playwright Juliusz Slowacki. The work of Slowacki was popular with budding artists…

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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bellarmine, and Fatima

By John B. Manos / May 13, 2015 /

There is always a little magic it seems in the feast days of Mother church. It’s not really magic, not in the sense of Simon Magis, but magic in the sense of little special things and connections — some might call it serendipity. I think it’s more to do with the actual intercession of the saints honored…

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Our Lady of the Rosary, the Indispensable Prayer

By John B. Manos / October 7, 2014 /

How many times have you spent time with someone and suddenly realized that what seemed to be a few moments was in fact hours? The time speaking was just too delightful and the surprise when looking at a clock or watch attests that there, for that moment you’ve even escaped time — transcended it.  I have debated…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe and Lepanto

By John M. DeJak / December 12, 2013 /
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She Who Directs Our Gaze to the Heavens

By John M. DeJak / December 8, 2013 /

In one of his last works, the baroque painter Pietro Bianichi (1694-1740) executed an image of Our Blessed Lady’s Immaculate Conception. The painting sits in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria deli Angeli, a church renowned for its famous meridian line (constructed at the behest of Pope Clement XI by Francesco Bianchini)–a feat of scientific excellence. Within a decade of its…

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