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 Client of Our Lady: The Memorial of Saints Joachim and Ann, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (The Centenary of Fatima) July 27, 2017J.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, 2017J.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 […]
- The Mother of Mercy: Saturday, November 26, 2016 (The Centenary of Fatima) April 24, 2017J.M.J. Mater MisericordiaePopes and Bishops often end their pastoral letters with a reference to Our Lady as our Spiritual Mother.The Ever-Virgin is Mater Misericordiae—the Mother of Mercy.Simply put, Mary brought forth Christ Who is mercy to our human race.And we acknowledge Our Lady as the Mother of Mercy who spares no effort in being the conduit […]
- Our Lady and December: First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016 (The Centenary of Fatima) April 24, 2017J.M.J. Advent, as is well known, has a special Marian character. The long-awaited Coming of the Messiah occurred through the Holy Spirit-inspired fiat of the Virgin of Nazareth.In addition to Advent itself, the days of December are marked with many references to Our Lady. Here are only a few.December 4th=The Memorial of Saint John Damascene, who […]