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)
- Our Lady of the Angels, Help Us to Reach Paradise!: Saint Kateri Tekawitha,Tuesday, July 14, 2020 July 10, 2020J.M.J.As young children, many of us learned that God freely created us for Himself and desires that we be genuinely happy here on earth and one day with Him in Paradise. This cherished truth, which is solidly based on Sacred Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition, can never change. The Lord wants us to be […]
- Queen of Heaven and Earth, Protect Us from Sin: Saint Henry, Saint Teresa of Jesus of Los Andes (Discalced Carmelites), Monday, July 13, 2020 July 10, 2020J.M.J.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us." That is Saint Paul's take on our current condition. He knew of what he spoke. In another place (2 Corinthians 11:24-27), he testified that he had been whipped and beaten, […]
- O Mother, Teach Us to Love Your Son's Holy Mass!: Sunday, July 12, 2020 July 10, 2020J.M.J.Priests find themselves confronting a considerable task: to convince their people that to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is not only a sacred endeavor full of special meaning but also obligatory. Although not infallible, one national survey revealed that about 20% of Catholics in the United States of America attend Mass […]
- Dear Mary, Help Us to be Responsible for Our Actions: Our Blessed Mother, Saint Benedict, Saturday, July 11, 2020 July 9, 2020J.M.J.The Forgotten Virtue: Modesty In Dress (Nota Bene: This essay is adapted from a booklet by the author that was published by Queenship Publishing Company, Post Office Box 220, Goleta, California 93116-0220.) Dress for both men and women has changed dramatically during the last seventy years. Much of what is worn today is […]