Office of the Marian Apostolate

Established on July 1, 2009 during the Year for Priests by His Excellency the Most Reverend Paul Joseph Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls, the Office of the Marian Apostolate is to increase awareness of and appreciation and love for the presence of Mary the Mother of God in the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." (Saint Luke 1:46)

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  • Mary Christmas!: Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 December 24, 2019
    J.M.J.Jesus Christ is still present among His brothers and sisters two thousand years after His initial appearance. Article 7 of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) from the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (1962-1965) declared:. . . Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the […]
  • Our Lady, the Co-Redemptrix?: The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019 December 22, 2019
    J.M.J.On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2019, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica. In his homily, given in Spanish, the Holy Father said, “When they come with stories that we had to declare this, or make this other dogma or that, let us not get lost in foolishness.” Pope Francis […]
  • Our Lady's Newest Bishop: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thursday, December 12, 2019 December 14, 2019
    J.M.J.Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Father Donald Edward DeGrood as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls.We rejoice in this great news, and we promise to pray for Bishop-Elect DeGrood.From the Website of the Holy See:Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale della Diocesi di Sioux Falls (U.S.A.), presentata […]
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.: Memorial of Saint Sabas, Thursday, December 5, 2019 December 5, 2019
    J.M.J.In the October 1948 issue of Guideposts appeared an article by Babe Ruth. It arrived some weeks earlier--August 16th to be exact, the day on which the extraordinary athlete died.What follows is an excerpt that details the importance of the Sacraments, Our Lady's intercession through Her Miraculous Medal and the good, honest guidance offered by […]