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 Advent, Pray for Us!: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saturday, December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020J.M.J. Third Sunday of Advent, December 13th. The Virtue of Humility was deeply rooted in the soul of Saint John the Baptist. He understood and embraced what God wanted of him. Do we? [Pray three Hail Marys for an increase in the Virtue of Humility.] Saint John of the Cross, Monday, December 14th. A […]
- Help Us, O Mother, Near the Throne of Your Son!: Our Lady of Loreto, Thursday, December 10, 2020 December 12, 2020J.M.J.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “John answered them, ‘I baptize with water; but there is One among you Whom you do not recognize, the One Who is coming after me, Whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.’” Saint John the Baptist knew well his identity—his “standing”—before Our Lord. Where do I stand before Jesus the Messiah? Where do […]
- O Mary, Your Heart and That of Your Son--Our Model and Inspiration!: First Friday, Saint John Damascene, December 4, 2020 December 7, 2020J.M.J.Dear Friends in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary near Saint Joseph, “'One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of His sandals. I have baptized you with water; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’” These words of Saint John the Baptist exhibit the magnificence of Jesus […]
- O Mother, Lead Us Through Advent: First Saturday, December 5, 2020 December 7, 2020J.M.J.Advent Meditations 2020 Second Sunday of Advent, December 6th. The days of Advent march along . . . but not without much fruit, including that of conversion. Conversion to Christ is our lofty goal, inspired by the Holy Spirit. [Ask God, by praying the Our Father, to bless Pope Francis and Bishop DeGrood.] […]