The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

BVM-Visitation-webThe feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the visit of the Mother of God, with the child Jesus in her womb, to her cousin Elizabeth, who was herself six months’ pregnant with the forerunner of Christ, Saint John the Baptist. At the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel, in response to Mary’s question “How shall this be done, because I know not man?” (Luke 1:34 ), had told her that “thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God” (Luke 1:36-27). The evidence of Elizabeth’s own near-miraculous conception had called forth Mary’s fiat: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.” It is thus appropriate that the very next action that Saint Luke the Evangelist records is the Blessed Virgin “making haste” to visit her cousin.

Quick Facts

  • Other Names for the Feast:The Visitation

The Significance of the Visitation

Arriving at the house of Zachary (or Zacharias) and Elizabeth, Mary greets her cousin, and something wonderful happens: John the Baptist leaps in Elizabeth’s womb Luke 1:41). As the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 puts it in its entry on the Visitation, Mary’s “presence Continue reading


madonna_of_the_magnificatThe Magnificat, taken from Luke’s Gospel (1:46-55), is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s hymn of praise to the Lord. It is also known as the Canticle of Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours, a special collection of scripture readings, psalms, and hymns that constitute what is known as the prayer of the church. (Priests and other religious are required to pray sections from the Liturgy of the Hours each day.)

Although the Magnificat has had numerous musical settings from such composers as Palestrina, Bach and Mozart, it can be recited as well as sung. Its name comes from the Continue reading

“Stand” – September 30th – Fighting Homelessness in St. Louis

stand play“Stand” a play by Jim Reyland will be live on stage at the JFK High School Auditorium.  The free show on Wednesday September 30th will benefit St. Louis Homeless.

A true story of addiction and grace, friendship and redemption that will move audiences to laughter and tears.  Starring Bary Scott and Henry O Arnold, Directed by David Compton.

Supporters include Kennedy High School, St. Patrick Center and The Bridge.
For more information please visit:
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Prayer for the Assumption of Mary

Father in heaven,

All creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Cancelled: An Evening with Our Lady and Ivan Dragicevic – Wednesday, March 18th

Please note that our event is Cancelled.

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Come hear Ivan share the messages of our Blessed Mother!


4:30 pm – Doors Open
5:30 pm – Welcome!
Statement on Medjugorje
Introduction of Ivan Dragicevic
Rosary Begins
6:40 pm – Apparition
6:50 pm – Testimony by Ivan
8:00 pm – Q & A
9:00 pm – Conclusion

Music will be performed by world-renowned musician, Michael John Poirier.

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J. Scheidegger Center at Lindenwood University

J. Scheidegger Center

Lindenwood University
2300 W. Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63001

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Ivan Dragicevic

Ivan is the older of the two boys who sees Our Lady and was born on May 25th, 1965, in Bijakovici. Our Lady has appeared to him every day since June 24, 1981. Our Lady has confided nine secrets to Ivan. He is now married and resides half the year in the parish of Medjugorje and half the year in Boston, MA. Ivan and his wife Laureen have four children.

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Photos from “Entering the Holy Fire” Event Last Year

Some photos to share from last Fall’s “Entering the Holy Fire” event.  Enjoy.

Thanks for Visiting Our Site – View the 2014 Annual Report of Visitors and Top Pages


Thanks for visiting our website and supporting the Foundation!

Thought you’d be interested in seeing an Annual Report that’s automatically generated by this site (WordPress) on the Statistics for all of 2014.    Click on the link and scroll down to view!  Enjoy!

My 2014 annual report..

Details and Ticket Information for “Entering the Holy Fire” October 24-25th

Thank you to all of our Supporters and Everyone who Attended our Event!

The BACE Foundation is proud to formally announce:

Purgatory the Forgotten Church Movie CoverEntering the Holy Fire

Enriching your life by getting to know and understand, in a more powerful way, The Holy Souls.

This inspirational 2-day event will feature a special screening of “Purgatory: The Forgotten Church” and presentation by the award winning producer Friar John Clote. Other Speakers include renown purgatory author, Susan Tassone, Fr. Doug Lorig and Fr. Mark Bozada.


4:30 pm Doors Open &  Opening Prayer – Fr. Mark Bozada
5:00 pm Screening of “Purgatory the Forgotten Church”
7:oo pm Friar John Clote, Award Winning Producer


7:30 am Doors Open
8:00 am Holy Mass
9:00 am Susan Tassone, Renowned Purgatory Author
10:30 am Fr. Mark Bozada
11:30-12:45 Break*
12:45 pm Fr. Doug Lorig
2:30 pm Special Musical Guest – Michael John Poirier
4:00 pm Closing Remarks

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Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life Benefit Dinner – Sept 20th

OLGFL BilboardOur Lady of Guadalupe for Life Benefit Dinner

Saturday: September 20, 2014 – Cardinal Rigali Center

This years invited guest speakers are… Reverend Charles P. Becker of Our Lady’s Prayer Groups – a Marian Apostolate, Mr. Jeff Jordan of Holy Wood Acting Studio – Nutrition & Fitness Coach and Theology of the Body Promoter, and Dr. Brian Gosser, MD of St. Gerard Obstetrics/Gynecology – trained in Natural Procreative Technology!

Master of Ceremonies is St. Louis favorite: Mr. Zip Rzeppa, Executive Director of Mater Media!

For more details Please see the attached printable PDF brochure or visit