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Prayers for England’s Conversion as the Country Goes to the Polls

British citizens have been voting today in a pivotal general election that some are calling the most important in a generation. As the Jan. 31 Brexit deadline looms, the U.K. faces continued uncertainty and challenges, but also possible...

The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Recently, much attention has been given to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the outnumbered Christian alliance defeated the Muslim Turks, protecting Europe from the further spread of Islam. As I’ve discovered while researching a new book, this...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: 6 Things to Know and Share

Dec. 12 is the commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the United States, the day is a feast. Linked to this day is Dec. 9, which is the optional memorial of Juan Diego, to whom she appeared. Here are 6 things to know and share...   1)...

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Evangelizer Par Excellence

We’ve seen things being promoted that appear contrary to the faith. It’s a sign of hopelessness. But not to be desolate. Our Lady of Guadalupe brought real hope and evangelization to the Aztecs and other tribes. When Our Lady of Guadalupe...

The Miraculous Roses of Our Lady of Guadalupe

While many people know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s appearance in Mexico to Juan Diego on Dec. 12, 1531, not everyone knows the significance that roses played in the miraculous event. Our family visited the shrine in 2006 and my husband...

A Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the U.S.

At a crucial point early in my relationship with my husband we climbed up Monte Subasio to the hermitage of St. Francis outside of Assisi. Our whole semester abroad at Franciscan University’s campus in Gaming, Austria was an extended pilgrimage...

St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe

On Dec. 12 we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the feast of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, a native Mexican peasant who experienced apparitions of Mary on the Hill of Tepeyac in present-day Mexico...

Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism

Terese Piccola suffered under so many secrets. “On the outside, I was the perfect mother, the perfect wife,” she said. “Inside, however, I was broken — and what is worse, I thought I deserved it.” Speaking exclusively with the Register over the...

I Believe in Life Everlasting

Christian creeds end with an affirmation of life everlasting. The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, which we say ever Sunday at Mass, affirms that “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.” The Apostles’...