WHY DO WE USE THE MEDIA?
Being missionaries, and inspired by the example of the great Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe who was devoted to spreading the message of Christ through Mary by any means possible, the Marian Franciscans run an online apostolate which streams daily Mass, homilies, talks, conferences and a weekly show called Tea With Mary.
In today’s world, technology is the most effective way of spreading information as quickly as possible, and the friars have therefore set up two studios from which they broadcast all their latest videos and conferences. In these times of uncertainty, the live streaming of Holy Mass is a good way to enable those who are unable to attend the Mass to at least participate virtually through prayer and an act of spiritual communion.
Radio Immaculata is a 24 hour radio station which is run by the friars. Listeners can tune in at any time to interesting talks, homilies, prayers and devotions from wherever they are. Our station can be accessed online (click here) or you can also download our app which is available on iTunes and Google Play stores.
TEA WITH MARY
The friars hold a weekly live show on Saturdays at 5.00 pm called Tea With Mary. We stream this show onto our YouTube Channel which you can find here. This is an hour long show which focuses on a different Marian topic each week. The show aims to provide viewers with more knowledge of Our Lady in order to be able to love her more deeply.
In the second half of the show, viewers are encouraged to submit questions for the friars in the comments section of the video, and they are answered live on the show.
Guests are very welcome to come on the show so if you are interested in being a part of one of our episodes, please don't hesitate to ask one of the friars or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage all watchers to have a cup of tea at the ready for the show! Tea with Mary takes place at 5.00 pm every Saturday.
Masses are streamed live by the friars daily onto our YouTube channel. Our priests give a homily at every Mass, providing the faithful at home with daily opportunity for catechesis. In these strange times it is important to involve the faithful who are unable to attend Mass physically. Participating through watching our live streamed Masses and making an act of spiritual communion at home is a good way to give thanks to our Lord for his sacrifice on the Cross. Nonetheless these live streamed Masses should not be considered as a substitute for Mass attendance and we do encourage you all, where possible, to attend Mass in person.
In addition to Masses, we also live stream various other events including Tea With Mary, any conferences or talks, symposiums and devotions. For example, the friars live streamed a nine day novena leading up to Christmas 2020 which included exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Rosary, sung Vespers and Benediction.