How Jesus Saved His Mother

Every single one of us needed saving from sin -- including Mary. It just so happens that God saved her outside of time. This post provides an explanation and an analogy to help understand the Immaculate Conception.

it’s ok if you’re not ok

“Remember --sin hurts!” he would say as the last bell of the week rang and his high school juniors would race out the door. My co-worker was a fellow religion teacher, in charge of our morality curriculum, and had a personality that lightened the mood of any tense situation. He could say difficult things to... Continue Reading →

Mary’s Birthday = the Dawn of Salvation

“The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.”  ~St. Augustine This is a fairly well known quote from Augustine, and also, a fairly well known truth. This mysterious “intertwining” is one of my favorite things about Scripture. It catches my attention, locks me in, and leads... Continue Reading →

Why is Mary the “Queen”?

The answer to this is pretty simple: because Jesus is the King. This is confusing for those of us who came into the world while monogamous marriages are the norm. Most recent monarchs had one wife (or at least one at a time [*cough*cough* Henry VIII *cough*cough*), and in our experience, the title of Queen always... Continue Reading →

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