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What are the origins that lead Pope St. Pius X in 1906 to approve the prayer invocation: “Mary Virgin Priest, pray for us”? Prior to Pope Pius X’s approval to this invocation, Blessed Pope Pius IX had manifested his approval of the same title in a letter addressed to Msgr Oswald Van den Berghe, author of Marie et le Sacerdoce. Marked by the priestly piety ...


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Is St. Joseph the greatest saint after the Blessed Virgin Mary? Perhaps, but the Church certainly has not pronounced on this issue. Some think it is in fact St. John the Baptist. Catholic opinions vary in this matter. It is true that St. Joseph’s eminent sanctity is due to the graces received attached to the caring for the Holy Family. However the place of ...


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Yes, since the 16th century this has become the more common teaching.cf. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Mother of the Saviour and Our Interior Life, ch. 7 "The Predestination of St. Joseph and His Eminent Sanctity" Leo XIII, Quamquam pluries, August 15th, 1899, argues that St. Joseph's eminent sanctity is due to the graces of the sacrament of ...


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If God could make Mary sinless, why not anybody else? The simple answer can be found in the meaning of the word "chosen or predestined". All mankind including Mary was created, but not all are chosen or predestined for a specific role in God's Divine Plan. Mary the Woman was chosen before Adam & Eve were created and even before the Heavenly ...


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