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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  • Our Blessed Lady and Her Daughters: Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27, 2018 March 27, 2018
    J.M.J. In our contemporary era, there are many competing images of women and womanhood. Saint John Paul II, in harmony with Sacred Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition, believes women to be holy daughters of the Creator who possess an intrinsic beauty and value because they, like men, have been fashioned in the imago Dei—“the image of […]
  • Our Lady and Our Love for the Blessed Sacrament: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 February 27, 2018
    J.M.J.In his final encyclical, which was dedicated to the mystery of the Holy Eucharist, Saint John Paul II hailed the Ever-Virgin Mother of God as the “Woman of the Eucharist.” He wrote: “Mary can guide us towards this most holy sacrament, because she herself has a profound relationship with it.”Our Lady is a living template […]
  • A Client of Our Lady: The Memorial of Saints Joachim and Ann, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (The Centenary of Fatima) July 27, 2017
    J.M.J.Nicholas Gilroy. Our Lady and the Guardian. By Father Stephen and Deacon George. Bloomington, Indiana: Archway Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 112 pages. $11.99.Veteran teachers and members of the Regina Literary Guild, Father Stephen and Deacon George offer a delightful story about a very young man who enters Saint Peter’s High School Seminary. Nicholas Gilroy seeks God’s wise […]
  • Our Newest Saints: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (The Centenary of Fatima) May 14, 2017
    J.M.J.Our Newest SaintsThe announcement that this year’s Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima would include the Canonization of Blesseds Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto on May 13th by Pope Francis has intrigued and uplifted the Catholic faithful.One saw the visible interest on the faces of so many as they heard the long-awaited […]