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)
- Dear Mary, Your Divine Son Was Sent Only to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel: Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Friday, August 14, 2020 August 13, 2020J.M.J.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,"I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." The greatest concern of Jesus Christ is to do His Father's Will by saving souls. He came to earth--He became incarnate--for this reason alone. We have a God Who cares deeply for each of us. Let us rejoice, and let […]
- Immaculate Heart of You, O Virgin Mary, Pray for Us!: Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, Thursday, August 13, 2020 August 11, 2020J.M.J.PRAYER TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY O Most Blessed Mother, Heart of love, Heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially . . . (Special Intention). […]
- O Mother, Instruct Us in Your Divine Son's Path: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 August 11, 2020J.M.J.CIC CANON 285, §1 and §2 CCEO CANON 382 Father Joseph developed a passion for the outdoors as a young boy. His father taught him how to use guns for hunting and insisted that he take a gun safety course. Upon graduation from high school, Joseph entered the U. S. Marines and received extensive […]
- O Mother, Teach Us About Your Glorious Assumption!: Saint Clare, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 August 10, 2020J.M.J.An excerpt from "Where Mary Goes, We will Go" by David Wallace, M.A.,(Adjunct Professor at the Christendom Graduate School of Theology in Alexandria, Virginia)in the Arlington Catholic Herald, July 22, 2020 The dogma of the Assumption is unveiled typologically through a meditation on Mary as the ark of the covenant, which contains the new manna and eternal […]