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)
- O Mother, Your Son is Our Food!: (Extraordinary Form: Saint Thomas of Villanova) Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September 19, 2020J.M.J.From The Catechist, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe, Imprimatur: Edm. Canonicus Surmount, Jan 26, 1922 Vitikind, Duke of Saxony, while yet a pagan, being at war with the Emperor Charlemagne, was curious to know what took place in the camp of the Christians. It was the Easter season, when all the Christian army made their Easter […]
- Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Please Intercede for Us and for the Victims of 9/11: Friday, September 11, 2020 September 19, 2020J.M.J.From The Catechist, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe, Imprimatur: Edm. Canonicus Surmount, Jan 26, 1922 Rudolph, Count of Hapsburg, one day following the chase in the mountains in Switzerland, perceived a poor priest who was much embarrassed to cross a stream swollen by rain; he had to cross it to bring the Holy Viaticum to a […]
- Fair as the Moon, Bright as the Sun, Terrible as an Army in Battle Array: Saint Matthew, Monday, September 21, 2020 September 19, 2020J.M.J.From The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori:Oesarius relates that a certain Cistercian monk, who was a devoted servant of Our Blessed Lady, desired very earnestly a visit from his dear Lady, and was praying [to] her continually to grant him this favor. He went one night into the garden, and while […]
- What Must We Do Next, O Mother?: Sunday, September 20, 2020 September 19, 2020J.M.J.From The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori:We read in the life of Sister Catherine, an Augustinian nun, that in the place where that servant of God lived, there lived also a woman named Mary, who, in her youth, was a sinner, who obstinately persevered in her evil courses, even to extreme old […]