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Latest stories: Virgin Mary

Today, Saturday, January 1, We Celebrate Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Dec 31, 2021

The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic doctrine at the Council of Ephesus in 431, thus becoming the first Marian dogma. At the end of the Council of Ephesus, crowds of people marched through the streets shouting: “Praised be the Theotokos!”

Today, December 12, We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2021

In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to Saint Juan Diego, a poor Indian from Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God and instructed him to have the bishop build a church on the site. As a sign for the bishop, she left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth. The tilma should have deteriorated within 20 years but shows no sign of decay after over 470 years. To this day it defies all scientific explanations of its origin.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec 8, 2021

"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."

Today, November 21, We Celebrate Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 21, 2021

The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated annually on November 21st, commemorates the presentation of the Blessed Virgin as a child by her parents in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Today, October 7, We Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. 

Today, February 11: We Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 11, 2021

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Credit: Miropink/Shutterstock.

Be Inspired by the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis Tells Youth at Medjugorje

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis has urged young people gathered in Medjugorje to imitate the Virgin Mary by abandoning themselves to God.

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims outside the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto on March 25, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Adds Feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

Oct 31, 2019

Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on December 10.