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Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. This solemn dogma was defined by Blessed Pope Pius IX on December 8th, 1854: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."...

First Day of Advent: Are You Awake?

The New Liturgical Year begins with the First Sunday of Advent, which is tomorrow Sunday, December 3rd. In this new year, we as Catholics not only begin a new year year, we are invited to a renewed commitment to the Faith. The Advent Season invites us to a time of deep prayer and reflection during which we "make room" to welcome the message---and the One--who was sent for our salvati...

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Advent Prayer

Advent begins this Sunday, December 3. We invite you to join us in praying this prayer to help orient our minds and hearts to Him. Redeemer, Messiah, Savior—Your people always long for You, yet we often fail to give in to that longing or seek to satisfy it with worldly things. We beg of You, this Advent, to come to our aid and to draw our hearts to the only Love that satisfie...

November 8th - Feast of St. Elizabeth of The Trinity

Today, November 8, we celebrate the feast day of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Carmelite considered by Pope St. John Paul II to be one of the most influential mystics of his life. St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was born as Elizabeth Catez, “Sabeth” to her friends, in 1880. She was a hot-tempered child with sometimes “furious eyes” whose father died while she ...

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All Saints and All Souls - November 1st & 2nd

November 1st is All Saints Day which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Perhaps we should think of it as a Holy Day of Opportunity and be joyful that we get to go to Mass, particularly on this very special day commemorating all the Saints in Heaven. As well, this is a time for special devotion that will help the poor souls in purgatory. Here is some information on the indulgences we can obtain for...

Feast Day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux - October 1st

St. Thérèse's of Lisieux was a discalced Carmelite nun, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower." She was one of nine children. Her parents were Saints Louis and Zelie Martin. Born January 2, 1873, Thérèse felt an early call to religious life, and a the age of 15, joined her two older sisters in the cloistered ...

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Join Our Annual Rosary Crusade This Sunday, October 1st!

Let's start off October together by praying for the future Church! The Avila Rosary Crusade has been very powerful in pushing back the current darkness of our culture. Thousands have experienced this and have been blessed by it! We wanted to be sure you knew about this year’s — different and yet much the same. This year, we’ll still gather, thousands strong around ...

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Annual Novena and Consecration to the Archangels (To Begin September 21st)

On September 21st, those who are promised in Apostoli Viae pray an annual novena to the archangels, asking for their intercession in spiritual warfare, healing, and humility, and in reparation for offenses against the Lord in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The novena concludes with a consecration to the archangels on September 29th. We invite you to join us! Although it is not required, a spec...

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Litany of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ In Anticipation of the Novena beginning July 8th

On July 8th, the Apostoli Viae Community will begin praying the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, nine days before her Feast Day on July 16. This important part of Apostoli Viae's devotion to Our Lady under this title is posted here, for all to pray. We are sharing the beautiful litany below, which is part of the novena prayers. We hope you will join us in supplication to the Flower o...

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