Category: Mater Dei

Articles about the Mother of God; the Blessed Virgin Mary and Devotions to Her

Beauty may be a combination of stuffs that stimulates the pleasure of the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. But her beauty surpasses what the ordinary eye alone can grasp to connect to Saint Paul’s walk in the spirit; for we …

The most beautiful woman Read More »

It is almost a universally accepted feelings that the wish of a dying person carries some level of importance, and that explains how significantly important Jesus’ giving of his Mother to John was to him in his last moments on …

The priceless Gift from the cross Read More »

The Catholic Church teaches and celebrates the queen-ship of the Blessed Virgin Mary which flows from the kingship of Jesus Christ. This certainly provokes the spirit of protest in many none Catholics who rejects and insist on the none biblical …

Her queenship points to your identity Read More »

Today we celebrate the solemnity of the annunciation of the Lord, a celebration that echos how close God is to us, especially to the Blessed Virgin Mary who became his souse. The Catholic Church has given so many devotional titles …

Holy Mary; the spouse of the Holy Spirit. Read More »

Has any traditional Catholic made heaven? This question may sound so crazy or even childish, especially when it’s coming from a Catholic priest. But I had to think aloud in response to the antagonistic tendencies of some Christians who spend …

The non-Catholics and the holy rosary Read More »

That the Blessed Virgine Mary attends every Mass sounds so weird; really a very strange way of thinking you may say. Before I continue, its good I let you know that this is not an official doctrine of the Catholic …

The Blessed Virgine Mary at every Mass Read More »

The season of Easter is no doubt a joyous one, a season we specially glory in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the victory we have in him. The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ certainly changed the pre-resurrection …

The Sorrowful and Most Powerful Mother Read More »

One of the biggest tricks of the devil is to make you believe that he doesn’t exist, he makes you feel that the stories you hear about him and his demons are just imaginations of people. And many Christians have …

THE TRUTH THE DEVIL DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW Read More »

The Catholic Church in Nigeria joins every Nigerian to celebrate the nation’s 57th independence anniversary. There may be no much to celebrate today, but our hopes must not be quenched. On this day, the Catholic Church in Nigeria specially prays and re-dedicate our …

A call for re-dedication Read More »

I’ve had the opportunities to talk to people, especially to none Catholics about Catholic worship. Our liturgy has a lot of signs and symbols, and it is very important that you understand these signs and symbols to flow with us. …

The Blessed Virgin Mary and the color blue Read More »

Today we celebrate the feast of the transfiguration of the Lord, and we are reminded once again to be renewed, to be transformed like Jesus Christ. Jesus was transformed on a mountaintop, he took with him three of his apostles; …

The feast of the transfiguration (Eighteenth Sunday, A) Read More »

The Virgin Mary is no doubt a key figure in the New Testament, a woman whose cult influenced the world so much. I recently wrote an article where I stated clearly that I am so much in love with this …

Catholic devotion to the Virgin Mary: controversial? Read More »

I am so much in love with this woman, an amazing Virgin and Mother. She is the pride of the Catholic Church, the queen of all hearts, the Mother of her own saviour, and the Mother of her own redeemer. She …

A Woman Like No Other. Read More »

Today, the 26 of April the Augustinians worldwide celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of good counsel. We celebrate specially in Nigeria  today (26 April 2017)because we formally inaugurate the devotion in all our parishes. The Blessed …

Our Lady, Mother of good counsel devotion Read More »

There are four dogmas stating Mary’s personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation. 1) Divine Motherhood Mary’s divine motherhood was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Various names are used to describe Mary’s role as mother of Jesus. …

The four Marian Dogmas Read More »

The Catholic Church does not joke with the holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary; we are so proud of it not just because it is Catholic but more importantly because it is a powerful prayer. It is a prayer …

Why we should pray the rosary. Read More »

This beautiful article written to make us understand the Catholic Devotion to Mary is rich, and it is written by Thomas Merton and first published by Catholic Online. I came across it and I feel you should read it; God …

Understanding Catholic Devotion to Mary Read More »

The Catholic Church with a great sense of pride honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some few persons may be tempted to just honour her because the Church honours her, but we need to ask why the …

Mary must be honoured Read More »

The divine command to honour our our parents binds not only the children, I feel it has some binding force on the parents as well. This may be haevily subjective, but my feeling that one has to be honourable to …

Mother and child Read More »

Some times people feel that the Catholic Church over emphasize or even event somethings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, that was how the young Catholic who confronted me with the question about the discipleship of Mary felt. She had no …

Virgin Mary: The first disciple of Jesus Christ Read More »

When the title the most powerful woman is mentioned, our minds may immediately go to the first lady of the United States of America (Michelle Obama), we may think of Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton and host of others. The blessed …

The Most Powerful Woman Read More »

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Satan does not only hate the Blessed Virgin Mary, he also fears her a lot. They are great enemies just as he the devil is a great enemy to all Mary’s children. I call their enmity a great one because God …

Satan and the Blessed Virgin Mary Read More »

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So many none Catholics are very much interested in what the Catholic Church teaches about certain things, they want to know what the Church says. The effort some of these our friends put into trying to know what the Church …

The Rosary in the Bible Read More »

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The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is sometimes confused by some; it is the conception of Mary in the womb of her own mother, Saint Anne. Some people confuse it for the conception of Jesus Christ in the …

The Immaculate Conception of Mary Read More »

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The Catholic Church has so many tittles for the most beautiful and wonderful woman God ever created, the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am so proud of these titles, even though we cannot give her enough. One of the titles is …

Virgin Mary Co-Mediatrix Read More »

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Many things that have to do with the Blessed Virgin Mary are controversial to many of our none Catholic brothers and sisters, even some very few Catholics get confused some times. The Catholic Church is not guided by the spirit …

The death and Assumption of Mary Read More »

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One of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary is “queen of heaven”. The Catholic Church proudly calls her the queen of heaven despite the contrary arguments and personal opinions flying around. The place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in …

The queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Read More »

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The Catholic doctrines on the Blessed Virgin Mary often make our none Catholic Christian brothers and sisters very uncomfortable. They disagree with so many things we as Catholics say about our wonderful mother, Mary. More surprising is the reaction of …

The Virgin Mary in the Koran Read More »

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In a particular Catholic Parish, a big Church bell was install not too long ago that goes off at 6am, 12pm and at 6pm respectively. At its sound, a lot of people admired it and wondered what it met, especially …

The Angelus Read More »

Honouring people with title is something found in almost every culture. The Church also has a way of elevating people and honouring them, but of all those honoured and given titles in the Church, none is like the Blessed Virgin …

Mary the Ark of the New Covenant Read More »

The perpetual virginity of the blessed virgin Mary has remained controversial to so many Christians, especially the none Catholics. Even some very few Catholics cannot really explain their faith, they get confused when they are challenged to explain it. Our …

Perpetual Virginity of Mary Read More »

As part of our Parish preparation to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we had three days prayer sections. During these days, guest speakers were invited to give talks and I was one of those that gave talks. …

Is Mary worthy of our praises and honour? Read More »

THE FIVE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY The five glorious mysteries of the Holy Rosary as the name suggest, leads us into reflections over the glory that followed the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. His suffering and death …

The mysteries of the Rosary: Part 4 Read More »

The Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11. This feast commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous on the 11 of February, 1858. That apparition in Lourdes, a village in France, …

Our Lady of Lourdes Read More »

THE FIVE SORROWFULL MYSTERIES The sorrowful mysteries of the rosary leads us to reflect on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ; the reason for his birth. Jesus was born to suffer and die, so that we may have eternal …

The mysteries of the Rosary : part 3 Read More »

THE FIVE MYSTERIES OF LIGHT: In part 1, we looked at the five joyful mysteries; in part 2, we shall reflect together on the mysteries of light. The five mysteries of Light highlights the life and ministry of Jesus; it …

The mysteries of the Rosary : part 2 Read More »

Looking at the mysteries of the Rosary closely, you would observe that they are more of Jesus than Mary. Though I have no problem even if they are more of Mary because she deserves all the honour, that is why …

The mysteries of the Rosary: part 1 Read More »

Often times I hear some Catholics say they pray the Rosary within 15 munities, I wonder how? You may agree that it is possible; yes, it is very possible but it depends on how you pray it. Remember it is …

How I pray the Rosary Read More »

Our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary occupies a very special place in the Catholic tradition. For none Catholics this devotion is controversial but for us Catholics, it is special. Before I explain the Catholic doctrine and practice regarding the …

Our devotion to the blessed virgin Mary Read More »

 The holy Rosary is a form of devotion in the holy Catholic Church, it is a devotion that is held in high esteem. Some persons question the relevance of this devotion while some others sees it as a form of …

The holy Rosary Read More »