Articles tagged: Mary

She Shall Crush Thy Head: 6 Examples of Women "Crushing" the Heads of Men in Scripture


SPL Staff • April 19th, 2016

Listers, in Genesis our first parents suffered a curse due to their fall into sin. One condition of the Fall was that God would place enmity between the woman and the serpent - but the phrase explaining the enmity and what will happen due to that enmity has been a matter of much debate. To wit,... Read More →

The Downward Spiral: 6 Quick Catholic Lessons on the Book of Judges


SPL Staff • February 27th, 2016

Listers, the Historical Books are paramount in understanding salvation history. The Historical Books of the Old Testament are Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, and I & II Maccabees. The Historical Books... Read More →

7 Prayers for God to Defend & Cleanse His Holy Catholic Church


SPL Staff • October 3rd, 2015

Listers, the gates of hell have not and will not prevail against the Church. As the Catechism states: "Simon Peter holds the first place in the college of the Twelve; Jesus entrusted a unique mission to him. Through a revelation from the Father, Peter had confessed: 'You are the Christ, the Son... Read More →

Boko Haram: 15 Political Cartoons on the Militant Islamists of Nigeria


SPL Staff • January 20th, 2015

Listers, the radical Islamists of Boko Haram have terrorized, murdered, and burned their way through Nigeria. The name Boko Haram translates as Western Education is Forbidden. The Islamist militants have "killed more than 5,000 civilians between July 2009 and June 2014, including at least 2,000... Read More →

10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • January 17th, 2015

Listers, in his epistle to the Catholics in Thessalonica, St. Paul encouraged them to be in a constant state of prayer. He wrote, "Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the spirit."1 In her... Read More →

Demons, Beer, & Breastfeeding - The Top 14 Catholic Lists of 2014


SPL Staff • December 30th, 2014

Listers, thank you for another incredible year. The popular lists of 2014 are certainly diverse. Prayers for your workday, types of demonic activity, and sacred images of breastfeeding are all among this year's finalists. The following is the third annual "top" list in the history of St. Peter's... Read More →

Top 10 Most Popular Catholic Lists of 2013


SPL Staff • January 8th, 2014

Listers, thank you for another wonderful year. SPL seeks to provide you with timeless lists that catalogue various aspects of the Catholic faith. The 2013 Top Ten List demonstrates the diversity of those aspects by listing everything from Trappist Ales to images of Mary breastfeeding. If you'd... Read More →

Our Lady of Milk: 20 Images of Mother Mary Nursing

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • November 10th, 2013

Listers, our Blessed Mother nursing the infant Christ has a long, rich, and multifaceted history within Sacred Art. Known by many names - Maria de la Leche, Maria Lactans, Nursing Madonna - the art arguably challenges certain modern Western sensibilities.1 More information and images may be found... Read More →

Angelic Warfare Confraternity: 37 Questions on this Sacred Pact


SPL Staff • August 19th, 2013

1. What is a Confraternity? A Confraternity is a supernatural brotherhood or fellowship of men and women who make a sacred pact to pursue some good together in the Church. A Confraternity is a bond of love serving some good and holy purpose, and reflecting the communion of the Holy... Read More →

8 Odes in Honor of the Dormition of the Mother of God

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SPL Staff • August 15th, 2013

Listers, while the West celebrates the Feast of Our Lady, the Assumption, our brethren in the East celebrate with us under a different name. Known in the Byzantine theological and liturgical tradition as the Dormition (in Greek, the kimesis, or "falling asleep"), this feast commemorates the death... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012


SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

6 Things You Should Know about the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


SPL Staff • January 16th, 2013

Listers, have you ever contemplated where the title of the Virgin Mary, "Our Lady of Mt Carmel" came from? Do you find it odd that some traditional Roman Catholics wear their Brown Scapular 24/7? Hopefully this list will help address some of the questions concerning devotion to the Brown... Read More →

Is It Not Unjust to Punish Us for the Sins of Adam and Eve? – 25 Questions on Our First Parents


SPL Staff • December 24th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

14 Photos of a Procession Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

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SPL Staff • December 14th, 2012

Listers, we received the follow gallery of photos back in October from a lister in Chesapeake, Virginia. She writes:   St. Benedict's parish (Chesapeake, VA) celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Fatima apparition. With several parishes from the area we marched a Eucharistic procession from... Read More →

5 Statues of Mother Mary that are Unique (and Some Unsettling)

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • November 5th, 2012

Listers, the inculturation of the Mater Dei by people groups throughout the globe and throughout the centuries has led to a plethora of beautiful and unique expressions of her maternal attributes. She is our Mother and our Queen. While displaying her regal and maternal characteristics has... Read More →

Our Lady of the Rosary: 5 Lists about the Blessed Virgin Mary


SPL Staff • August 22nd, 2012

1. Rejoice Ye Angels: 19 More Rosary Quotes "Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil." Saint Louis de Montfort "The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your... Read More →

The Edith Stein Charm School: 3 Lessons from St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross on Being a Lady

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • August 17th, 2012

Listers, in this modern society it is hard for a woman to understand precisely what it means to be a woman. Women are torn between a multitude of different theories concerning what the true feminine vocation is. When I was younger I felt as if I was being pulled between the "Girl Power" mentality... Read More →

The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

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SPL Staff • August 15th, 2012

Listers, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in the Roman Church and the Feast of the Dormition in the Eastern Churches. Along with the following selection of quotes, we have also shared a sermon in its entirety by St. John Damascene regarding the Dormition and Queenship of... Read More →

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

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SPL Staff • August 7th, 2012

1. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore. O make us love Thee more and more! This Eucharistic hymn was written by Fr. William Faber. A friend of Bl. John Henry Newman's, Fr. Faber was a prominent cleric in the Church of England, who converted to Catholicism in the... Read More →

How I Met My Mother: 10 Reflections from the Book that Changed My Attitude Towards Mary


SPL Staff • August 3rd, 2012

Listers, one of the most misunderstood aspects of our Catholic faith is our fascination and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I personally struggled against this concept before I joined the Church. After I converted, I still didn't give our Blessed Mother the due that she deserved; however,... Read More →
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