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 Miraculous Medal and George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.: Memorial of Saint Sabas, Thursday, December 5, 2019 December 5, 2019J.M.J.In the October 1948 issue of Guideposts appeared an article by Babe Ruth. It arrived some weeks earlier--August 16th to be exact, the day on which the extraordinary athlete died.What follows is an excerpt that details the importance of the Sacraments, Our Lady's intercession through Her Miraculous Medal and the good, honest guidance offered by […]
- 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 December 5, 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 seven are "Venerable," and seventeen are […]
- Our Lady of Loreto and Pope Francis: Saint Francis Xavier, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 December 3, 2019J.M.J. Pope Francis recently decreed that the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is celebrated on December 10th, is now on the General Roman Calendar, meaning that the Feast may now be liturgically commemorated throughout the world on that same day. Since the Middle Ages, the Holy House of Nazareth has been […]
- O Mother, Take Care Of Us!: First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019 November 30, 2019J.M.J.Saint John Henry Newman (1801-1890)From Parochial and Plain Sermons Volume 5, Number 6.We are not our own, any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves; we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We cannot be our own masters. We are God’s property by creation, by redemption, by regeneration. He has a triple […]