Marian Circle

Our Purpose

The Marian Circle has the goal of bringing everyone, including the Parishioners of St. Patrick’s church, closer to our spiritual mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We know that a close relationship with Mary, will draw us even closer to her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We want our Rosary Holy Hours to create that sense of belonging to Mary as spiritual children, in the presence of her son in His Real Presence.  The Holy Rosary is the beloved prayer of our dear mother and by offering this prayer in the Eucharistic Presence of her Son, we draw closer to both of them.

 

Our wish is to offer additional catechesis on the Blessed Virgin Mary to make her more accessible to a larger audience.  This will include, but not be limited to monthly bulletin articles, monthly Rosary Holy Hours, access to books, prayers and other materials related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

In addition, we will offer opportunities for interested individuals or groups to learn more about Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to assist them in making a Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

The simple reality that we espouse is that the easiest way to draw closer to Our Lord, is to unite ourselves to Mary, His mother.

Our Profile

The commitment of the members of the Marian Circle is to bring to St. Patrick parishioners – and – others a greater appreciation of the divine Gift we have in the Blessed Virgin Mary as our mother. They:

 

  • Have an appreciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of God and as our very mother, how she is a powerful intercessor on our behalf to her son Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Understand that our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, brings us closer to her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Maintain a deep Marian prayer life, expressed by the daily recitation of the most Holy Rosary, attendance at daily Mass and special Rosary Holy Hours, use of sacramentals such as, the brown scapular and the miraculous medal.

  • Strive to live a “Marian” life in total devotion and imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Also, by making a total consecration of themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • Make reparation for the blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary by practicing the 5 First Saturdays, as asked for by her most Holy Son, Jesus Christ.

  • Share information re Mary with Marian Circle members.  This could include articles for distribution to fellow parishioners through the Parish bulletin and website.

 

  • Have no illusions about the difficulty of bringing this Marian life to all Catholics and to be ready to “carry the cross” that this witness might bring.

Upcoming Activities

Eucharistic Adoration

Date: To Be Determined

Learn more about Eucharistic Adoration

Articles

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us

May 10, 2020

On May 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three illiterate shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, in the small village of Fatima, Portugal.

Read the article

Other Resources

Recommended Marian Reading

 

Books:

True Devotion to Mary, Louis De Montfort

The Secret of the Rosary, Louis De Montfort

Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC

Hail Holy Queen, Scott Hahn

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Brant Pitre

Worlds First Love, Fulton J. Sheen

Walking with Mary, Edward P. Sri

The Marian Option, Dr. Carrie Gress

 

Prayer and Devotional:

From Tan Books – 

Manuel for Marian Devotion, The Dominican Sisters of Mary

Favorite Prayers to Our Lady

Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother

 

From Catholic Book Publishing – 

Mary Day by Day

Imitation of Mary

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Novena to Mary, Untier of Knots

 

Books for Consecration to Jesus through Mary:

33 Day Consecration –

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, St. Louis De Montfort (Included with True Devotion to Mary, Tan Books)

 

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to Louis De Montfort, Fr. Hugh Gillespie, SMM (Montfort Publications)

 

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, The 33 Day Method of Prayer and Meditation According to Louis De Montfort (Tan Books)

 

33 Days to Morning Glory, Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

 

Totus Tuus, A Consecration to Jesus through Mary with St. John Paul II, Fr. Brian McMaster

 

Consecration to Jesus through Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 33 Days with St. Peter Julian Eymard Apostle of the Eucharist, Laura Catherine Worchaz

 

9 Day Consecration –

Total Consecration to Mary, in the Spirit of Maximilian Kolbe, Fr. Anselm Romb, OFM Conv

 

Marian Consecration with Aquinas, Matt Fradd + Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

 

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