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The Assumption of the Virgin by Francesco Botticini

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Revelations (11: 19 & 12: 1-6 ) Corinthians (15: 45-51 ) Luke (1: 39-56 )

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Lady Chapel at Corpus Christi

The refurbished Lady Chapel at Corpus Christi, near Covent Garden, reminds us that devotion to the Blessed Virgin is a central part of English Catholicism

Paul Writing His Epistles, in a painting attributed to Valentin de Boulogne

The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Ez 2:2-5; 2 cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 (Year B)

Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Why Our Lady loves the number 13

98 years ago today, Our Lady appeared to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco for the first time

After Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations comes 'Blue Monday'

Embrace the post-Christmas blues

While God sometimes does extraordinary things in our lives, he sometimes doesn’t do ordinary things we feel would be immediately helpful

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis used his Sunday Angelus address to continue the reflection he began on New Year’s Day

The Annunciation by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

The promise of Advent embraces us all

Word this week: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2 Sm 7: 1-5, 8-2 & 14; Rm 16: 25-27; Lk 1: 26-38 (Year B)

The Gospel of the Other Mary at ENO (Pic: ENO)

Peter Sellars’ opera reads the Passion story in contemporary terms

‘My own veritable Joseph handed me his credit card and left me to it in Mothercare’  (PA)

This year I am experiencing Advent from a fresh angle, from Mary’s remarkable perspective as an expectant mother

Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary