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)
- A Son of God and Son of Mary: The 102nd Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Sunday, October 13, 2019 October 16, 2019J.M.J.The Radiance of Christ: The Priesthood of Monsignor Kenneth W. Roeltgen. Inspiration for Priests, Religious and Laity by Margaret Ann Fiore. Meadville, Pennsylvania: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc., 2019. Paperback. 148 pages. $19.95.This work is a heartfelt tribute to the late Monsignor Roeltgen, whose priesthood is measured not so much in years (less than twenty-five) but […]
- Giving Attention to Our Lady’s Rosary: Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor, Monday, September 30, 2019 October 15, 2019J.M.J.There are many helpful quotations about the Rosary that are especially relevant during October. They may be incorporated into homilies, classes, Sunday parish bulletins and parish newsletters. Here are only a few quotations. *“The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the Saints . . […]
- The Holiness of Our Lady Assumed Body and Soul into Heaven Allures: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thursday, August 15, 2019 October 15, 2019J.M.J.Our Blessed Lady leads us infallibly to her Divine Son. Her sanctity attracts us. We want to become holier when we encounter Mary.Ponder those whose names are listed below. Each has a connection to the United States of America, and each is being considered for Canonization.Five are "Blessed," while six are "Venerable," and seventeen are […]
- O Blessed Lady, Please Send More Nicholas Gilroys to Us: The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (The Extraordinary Form), Friday, October 11, 2019 October 15, 2019J.M.J.Nicholas Gilroy: Viva Christo Rey by Father Stephen Gemme and Deacon George O’Connor. Middle-town, Delaware, 2019. Paperback. 177 pages.This present work, composed of twenty-two short chapters, is the second book in the Nicholas Gilroy Series. Nicholas Gilroy: Viva Christo Rey follows the inaugural volume, Nicholas Gilroy: Our Lady and the Guardian. Both are available on Amazon (www.amazon.com).Young Nicholas […]