Missio Immaculatae

Articles which are in old editions of the Missio Immaculatae Magazine.

Mary’s Virginity: Before, During and After Childbirth

by Father Peter Damian M. Fehlner, FI Under this general title, we inaugurate a series of reflections on the mystery of Mary’s perpetual virginity. Our interest is not only on what we confess in believing in this mystery, but on its implications for the life of the Church as an extension of the interior or [...]

Mary’s Faith – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Father Stefano M. Manelli, FI Faith is the foundation of the spiritual life. Without this virtue, as the Letter to the Hebrews states, it is impossible to please God. While it is certainly true that Mary was indescribably great in virtue of Her Immaculate Conception and Divine Maternity, spiritual writers nevertheless talk of Her [...]

Mary, Virgo perpetua – On Mary’s Virginity after the Birth

By Fr Serafino M. Lanzetta, FI St. Paul proclaims that Jesus Christ is the “first-born of many brethren,” sons of Mary not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. Mary, in fact, was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ. The false notion that Mary might have had other biological [...]

War, Peace and Our Lady of All Nations

Relating the Keypoint of History to the Messages of Mary An Article by Fr. Peter Damien Fehlner, FI "Dr. Richard Russell, a recent convert to Catholicism, is a well-known student of contemporary international relations, in particular of international security and military strategy. He is therefore well qualified to comment on the themes of war and [...]

Making the Blessed John Duns Scotus Film

An Interview with Fr. Alphonse Bruno, FI, the Producer An Article By Fr. Louis Maximilian Smith, FI An inside look at the film produced by the Franciscans of the Immaculate in Italy--"Duns Scotus: Defender of the Immaculate Conception." A personal interview with the film's producer, Fr. Alphonse M. Bruno, FI, and the action behind the [...]

Our Lady of Prompt Succor: “Victory is Ours”

By Sr. Faustina Olson, FHI Many have heard about the battle of New Orleans and the astounding statistics of this victory for Andrew Jackson and America. They have learned about it through songs, poetry and history books. Many historical accounts credit the success solely to Andrew Jackson’s strategic skill. However, the real force behind the [...]

The Marian Principle of Growth in Holiness

by Fr. Maximilian Dean, FI In the abundant Marian teachings of St. Bonaventure—from his Commentary on the Sentences to his Marian Sermons, from his summary of dogmatic theology in the Breviloquium to his spiritual conferences on the Hexaemoren—one cannot help but be struck by the centrality given to Mary’s role in the Incarnation, the Redemption [...]