How did Mary respond to the Annunciation of the Angel, Gabriel? Fr. Bill talks about the Visitation and why this brief, low keyed story speaks volumes regarding Christian discipleship as personified and perfected in the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Podcast on Easter and the Appearances of the Risen Jesus
How does a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, featured in “The Fellowship of the Ring” (Book 1 of “The Lord of the Rings”) reflect the same sentiment expressed by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary?
In his Homily, Fr. Bill discusses an often overlooked detail in the Annunciation to Mary, it’s relation to the Annunciation to Zechariah immediately preceding it, and how Tolkien’s Catholicism was worked into his storytelling of the redemption of Middle Earth.
The Sunday following Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Long before Jesus gathered any disciples, Mary and Joseph dedicated their lives to doing the will of God with Jesus at the center.
Today is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Here is a pair of videos I did a few years back.
St. Mary Magdalene is identified by name in all Four Gospels, but is also associated with Mary of Bethany, and two anonymous “sinners” to become a unique and dynamically substantial presence in Church tradition, born from her presence in the Holy Scripture.
How does Mary Magdalene reflect a kind of discipleship, and how does she compare with the “other” Mary of the Jesus story?