Ad Jesum per Mariam!
FSSPX.News is pleased to announce the Little Catechism of the Blessed Virgin Mary is now completed and available online in this month of May, the month of Mary.
Comprising thirty-three short chapters, it is now accessible in its entirety under the “Analysis” tab. From the Catechism's page, simply follow the links to access each article, conveniently arranged according to the following plan:
Mary, Mother of God
Why did Christ Want to be Born of a Woman?
I. The divine maternity in relation to God and to Christ
1) According to time
Mary is the True Mother of Jesus as a Man
Mary is the True Mother of God
The Grace of the Divine Maternity
2) The divine maternity in the eternal plan
The Predestination of the Virgin Mary
The Virgin Mary’s “Fiat”
II. The divine maternity in the Blessed Virgin herself
A) According to the perfection of her soul
1) Immunity from sin
The Virgin Mary Preserved From Original Sin
The Virgin Mary Never Committed a Sin
Can Any Imperfection Be Found in Mary?
The Sufferings Endured by Mary Had No Value of Punishment
2) Grace in the Virgin
The Fullness of Grace in Mary
The Virtues and the Supernatural Gifts of the Mother of God
The Growth of Grace in the Mother of God
Should Every Perfection Be Attributed to the Mother of God?
B) According to the perfection of her body
1) The conception of the Mother of God
Was the Mother of God Subject to Bodily Deficiencies?
2) The virginity of the Mother of God
Did the Mother of God Remain a Virgin in Conceiving Christ?
Did the Mother of God Remain a Virgin During Childbirth?
Did the Mother of God Remain a Virgin After Childbirth?
Did the Mother of God Take a Vow of Virginity?
Must the Woman Who Would Give Birth to Christ Be Married?
3) The glorification of the Mother of God
The Assumption of the Mother of God
III. The divine maternity in relation to us
1) The compassion of the Mother of God
The Mother of God Shared in the Passion of Christ
2) The acquisition of the grace of salvation through the Virgin
Did the Virgin Mary Merit Our Salvation?
Was Mary’s Compassion Satisfaction for Our Sins?
Did Mary’s Compassion Cause Our Salvation as a Sacrifice?
Has Mary’s Compassion Been Co-redemptive?
3) The communication of graces through the Virgin
The Mother of God’s Mediation of All Graces (1)
The Mother of God’s Mediation of All Graces (2)
Is the Mother of God Queen?
Is the Mother of God Our Mother?
4) The worship due to the Mother of God and the Mother of men
The Worship Due to the Mother of God
Consecration to Mary According to St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort
Illustration : Flickr / Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The following sermon for the Feast of Christ the King was delivered by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), on October 29, 1989 in Dublin, Ireland.
Today we must pray to Our Lord Jesus Christ, we must pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary to remain true Catholics and to do everything possible to become saints. We must come to church frequently, pray in our church, receive the graces of the sacraments in order to become saints, to sanctify our souls and to go to heaven with all the members of our families and all those who kept the Catholic Faith here on earth and now enjoy the happiness of heaven.
Catholics today understand the Church’s observance of Lent and Holy Week has undergone significant changes over two millennia. But how, and when did the practice begin?Geography, divergent spiritual traditions, and even differences in calculating the date of Easter (Pascha) contributed to diverse liturgical practices across Christendom—practices which themselves have morphed within the local churches from which they originally arose.