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)
- Mother, Queen, Model: Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, June 9, 2018 June 9, 2018J.M.J.Saint Mary Teresa of Calcutta, the twentieth century's version of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), founded the Missionaries of Charity.Several times each day, those Sisters, while assembled in the Chapels of their various convents, sing a brief hymn to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It goes like this: "O most pure and loving Heart of […]
- Our Lady's Messenger, Venerable Patrick Joseph Peyton (1909-1992): First Saturday, June 2, 2018 June 2, 2018J.M.J.On December 18, 2017, Pope Francis declared the Reverend Father Patrick Joseph Peyton, C.S.C., (1909-1992) to be “Venerable,” meaning that the virtues he practiced are considered to be heroic. Who is this Irish-born priest who is recalled for his dedication to Christ and his love for Our Blessed Lady and her Holy Rosary?County Mayo was […]
- Knowing the Most Holy Trinity in Imitation of Our Lady: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018 May 28, 2018J.M.J.“ . . . you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the LORD is Godin the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other.”My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Today, the Sunday after Pentecost, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.What a reality! God is Three in One: […]
- Begging the Holy Spirit to Come: Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018 May 21, 2018J.M.J.Invoking the Holy Spirit--the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity--is to be a constant exercise of love and adoration on the part of all Christians. Our genuine attention to the Consoler is to lead to imitation of Him and even to our abandonment to Him and all that He desires.Pentecost Sunday highlights our desperate […]