Day 11: Mother Inviolate, Pray for Us!


Inviolate means free from injury or violation. It is not to be confused with the word violet, or the color purple. Just as sunlight passes through a window without breaking the glass, the Blessed Mother remained a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Jesus Christ. That’s what inviolate means.

Indeed, the birth of Jesus was a miraculous birth. The Early Fathers of the Church were nearly unanimous in this teaching – St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, St. Leo the Great, St. Gregory the Great. This title references the second Marian dogma of perpetual virginity. Mary was a virgin before, during, and after birth. If you believe that I’ll tell you another one. That a man can take some bread, say some words, and change it into God. But he can if he’s a priest.

Yes, we have some extraordinary beliefs in our Catholic faith. Still, they’re all true.

Mother Inviolate, pray for the Church and our Nation!

On Fridays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.