Laudate Mariam Blog

On July 16, 1251, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel appeared to St. Simon Stock, presenting the Brown Scapular and promising salvation and protection to those who wear it devoutly. This event revitalized the Carmelite Order and inspired widespread Marian devotion.
St. Benedict of Nursia, the Father of Western Monasticism, profoundly influenced the spiritual and cultural landscape of Europe with his establishment of the Benedictine Rule. Renowned for his miracles, such as the breaking of the poisoned bread and saving a drowning monk, his life exemplified deep faith and divine favor. The St. Benedict Medal, a powerful sacramental, continues to offer protection and inspiration to believers worldwide.
This article provides a summary of St. Louis de Montfort's "True Devotion to Mary," emphasizing the importance of total consecration to Jesus through Mary. It highlights key points such as the theological foundations of Marian devotion, practical steps for consecration, and the profound spiritual benefits of entrusting oneself entirely to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In a world that increasingly associates June with "Pride Month," this article redirects focus to its true Catholic significance as the Month of the Sacred Heart. It underscores the importance of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, revealing the transformative promises made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
The Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena-Orvieto in the 13th century, where a consecrated Host bled during Mass, led to the establishment of the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1264. Celebrated annually on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, this feast honors the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, reaffirming Catholic faith and devotion.