Entries by John Walsh OP

Rosary Newsletter – The Nativity (Luke 2.1-20)

In this mystery we too like Mary gaze in wonder at the Christ child. For the first time in history heaven comes down on earth. Human beings will gaze down on heaven itself. The angels sing joyfully and announce the good news to the Shepherds. They make haste joyfully to see the wonders they have […]

Rosary Newsletter – The Visitation (Luke 1:39-56)

In this mystery we hear Mary’s song of thanksgiving, the Magnificat. “For he who is mighty has done great things for me,” Mary sings in the presence of her cousin Elizabeth. In the ups and downs of life, we can get tired and wonder what life is really about. Have you today thanked God for […]

Rosary Newsletter – The Annunciation (Luke 1.26-38)

In this mystery, we hear the words of the Angel Gabriel to Our Blessed Lady, “The Lord is with you.” As Catholics we hear these words at the beginning and end of every Mass. These words in the scriptures remind the hearer that he/she is called to play an important role in God’s plan of […]

100 years of Fatima

One hundred years have passed since the Virgin Mary appeared on six occasions to three shepherd children in a small village called Fatima in Portugal. The world was at war and the Portuguese government had declared that God was dead. Churches were closed and priests and religious were imprisoned or expelled from the country. These […]