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)
- Holy Communion and Mary--An Intimate Connection: Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 June 2, 2020J.M.J.Once, Our Blessed Lady appeared to Sister Maria Faustina in her room since she was unable to attend the Mass on the Feast of the Assumption. Our Lady said: My daughter, what I demand from you is prayer, prayer, and once again prayer, for the world and especially for your country. For nine days receive […]
- O Mary, You Make All Things Better: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 June 1, 2020J.M.J.From The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori (1696-1787)The blessed John Erolto, who, through humility, called himself The Disciple, relates that there was once a married man who lived in disgrace in the sight of God. His wife, a virtuous woman, not being able to induce him to abandon his vicious courses, entreated him […]
- O Mother of the Church, Ever-Virgin Mother of God, Please Intercede for Us: Mary, Mother of the Church, Monday, June 1, 2020 May 29, 2020J.M.J.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Pentecost Sunday!This is, without question, one of the greatest Feasts in the Church. May 31st is also the Feast of the Visitation. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ His Son sent the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles. We, too, have received the Holy Spirit. Let us receive […]
- O Immaculate Mediatrix, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Pray for Us!: Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 May 29, 2020J.M.J.Our Blessed Mother Mary is the Immaculate Mediatrix who is the Chosen Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Our Lady is so intimately linked to the Holy Spirit—the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity—through her profound love and obedience that we can attest without a trace of exaggeration that she is the Spouse of the […]