In the first centuries of Christianity, the first feasts of Mary were instituted and churches were built in honor of the Blessed Virgin. A people turns to the Mother of the Redeemer to ask for protection and favors.
Church - 2004
"What we have heard many times in these days spent together–the impossible correspondence–is a reality verified in the unique circumstances of the lived experience of each of us." From the homily of Bishop James Matthew Wingle, La Thuile.
In the East, the fall of Communism revealed an absence of public and private morality. In the West, what triumphs is boredom; in other words, the interior demolition of the person. The only answer is the person of Christ, present in the Church.
One of the experiences closest to the heart of Christians is that of “martyrdom.” What does this word mean and how can we understand it?