CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The first blue pigment to hold its color was often prized over gold. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was ground into an iridescent pigment, sometimes called ultramarine, that seemed to shine when applied to the canvas.
If God has commanded us to honour our father and mother, I don’t believe Mary ought to be an exception from the rule. If Mary is truly Queen and a special mediator between the Son of God and mankind, it is because it is her God-given role in the Body of Christ.
The month of November begins with the celebration of All Saints Day and the sobriety of All Souls Day. We’re on the brink of Advent, and it seems appropriate that before we begin in earnest to look for the Baby who is our Savior, we remember those who went before us. It’s also appropriate, I […]