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The Blessed Virgin Mary

Homiles & Talks by Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

Gabriel Before the Queen

Queenship of Mary (2016) • August 22, 2016 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

Mary, the New Eve

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM (2015) • December 8, 2015 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vasquez

Reflecting in Her Heart

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God (2015) • January 1, 2015 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

The Holy Theotokos as a good mother teaches her children to seek the face of God is to meditate upon his words, his works with great love.

Found Favor with God

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (2014) • December 8, 2014 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

What does it mean to say that Mary has "found favor with God"? She who is sinless stands before God without fear and with confidence.

The New Ark of the Covenant

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary • August 15, 2014 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

It is right that we give due honor and treat with great reverence the Mother of the Lord because she is the Dwelling Place of God the Most High, the Dispenser of the Gifts of her Spouse the Holy Spirit.

The First Disciple

On the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes • February 11, 2014 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrating the Day of the Sick and Infirm

The Joy of Mary's Motherhood

Solemnity of Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God • January 1, 2014 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

The Blessed Mother, Luke tells us, "held all these things and reflected on them in her heart." What must have her reaction been to behold the face of the Infant Lord that day? It must have been delight and joy!

Mary, Untier of Knots

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2013) • August 15, 2013 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

As the New Eve, Mary is the "Untier" of the knots of disobedience and unbelief that lead us to face obstacles of our own making. St. Irenaeus of Lyons, in his work Adversus haereses (Against Heresies) writes: "the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith." (Bk. III Ch. 22)

Mother of My Lord

4th Sunday of Advent (2012) • December 23, 2012 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

The Theotokos & the New Year

Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Day) (2013) • January 1, 2013 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez

Heaven is For Us

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2012) • August 15, 2012 • Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez