Easter Greetings

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Most joyful Paschal greetings from all of us here at Marbury!  May God bless you and fill you with an abundance of joy during this Easter season. Our thanks to everyone who is so good to us.  We keep all of you in our prayers. In our Risen Lord and His Holy Mother, Mother Mary […]

The Year of Consecrated Life

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On this beautiful Solemnity of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, a “Global Chain of Prayer” celebration is taking place in designated contemplative monasteries around the world, in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life.  The Dominican Nuns are represented by the Monasterio de Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru. The Year of Consecrated Life declared by Pope […]

St. Clement I

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Pope St. Clement I was a disciple of St. Peter the Apostle and his third successor. He is the same Clement that St. Paul mentions in one of his letters. His teaching and writings won so many converts to the Faith that the Emperor Trajan exiled him to Kherson, in Crimea, which is on the […]

Novena for Pro Orantibus Day

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Today begins the novena for the feast of Our Lady’s Presentation, designated in 1997 by Bl. John Paul II as Pro Orantibus Day, “For Those Who Pray,” in remembrance of those who lead a cloistered, contemplative life. Especially during this Year of Faith, the cloistered vocation stands out as an exemplary witness to faith. Our […]

Opening the Year of Faith

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“Today, Venerable Brethren, is a day of joy for Mother Church: through God’s most kindly providence the longed-for day has dawned for the solemn opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, here at Saint Peter’s shrine. And Mary, God’s Virgin Mother, on this feast day of her noble motherhood, gives it her gracious protection.” Pope […]