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The other night, I got to praying/playing around with the Hail Mary in both English and Latin, and found some interesting differences in shape. Here’s the traditional text, as every English-speaking Catholic child learns it: Hail Mary, full of grace, … Continue reading
An intricate piece of devotional art at the Walters Art Museum captured my imagination this last weekend. This particular piece is carved from ivory, and is an example of a type of medieval art known as a Vierge Ouvrante, or … Continue reading
Last week, Pope Francis tweeted: The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 2, 2014 This strikes me as confused either in anthropology, ecclesiology, or … Continue reading