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Our Lady of the Rosary: Feast Day 7 October
Last edited 7th October 2014

Today we honour the Blessed Virgin mary under the title "our Lady of the Rosary". This feast day was instituted in gratitude for victory in a 1571 battle. Let us reflect on the importance of the Holy Rosary in this video.

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us
Last edited 1st October 2014

On 15 September the Catholic Church marks the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to the spiritual martyrdom of Mary, Mother of God, and her compassion with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. In her suffering as co-redeemer, she reminds us of the tremendous evil of sin and shows us the way of true repentance.

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The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary - 12 September
Last edited 12th September 2014

This feast day began in Spain in 1513. In 1683 Pope Innocent XI extended the existing Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary to the universal Church to thank Our Lady for the victory of John Sobieski, king of Poland, over the forces of militant Islam.

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The Birth of Mary - Feast Day 8 September
Last edited 14th September 2014

Happy birthday Blessed Virgin Mary! Some people wonder why we honour Our Lady the way we do. The answer is simple... without Mary, there would be no Jesus. We honour Mary because of her son. Let us celebrate Mary's birthday today, and ask her to show us the way to Jesus.


Feast Day of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland
Last edited 25th August 2014

For Polish Catholics, 26 August marks the feast day of Our Lady of Czestochowa.The shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa looks down on the present day industrial city of Czestochowa, a city of some one hundred and sixty thousand persons, on the Warta River in South Central Poland, from a hill called Jasna Gora, the Mountain of Light, named after the white rock that forms it.

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Into Heaven: A Reflection for the Feast of the Assumption
Last edited 25th August 2014

Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates her assumption into Heaven, body and soul - which is a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because today signifies the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means all Catholics should attend Mass! Watch this video for a reflection on today's beautiful celebration.

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The Assumption - Holy Mother's Heavenly Birthday
Last edited 14th August 2014

The Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin Mother's transportation to Heaven at the end of her life and will be commemorated by Catholics across the world tomorrow, Friday, 15 August.

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The Story Behind the Feast Day of St. Mary Major and Why It's Important to Pope Francis
Last edited 5th August 2014

On 5th August we celebrated the feast day of the Dedication of Saint Mary Major - a devotion that is very close to the heart of Pope Francis. The Holy father visited the Basilica of Saint Mary Major before traveling to Brazil for World Youth Day. Upon his return, he stopped there again, leaving a soccer ball and shirt on the altar, souvenirs from Rio de Janeiro. He repeated the same gesture before and after his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.


Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 16 July
Last edited 16th July 2014

The feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel falls on July 16, and recalls the foundation of the Carmelite religious order in the 12th century. Tradition says that the founder, Berthold, came from southern France but when venturing in the Holy Land came to encounter fierce soldiers. After a vision of Christ, he went to Mt. Carmel and built a small chapel there, soon joined by hermits who all lived there in community in imitation of Elijah.

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Document Revealing Our Lady of Fatima 'Secret' Now Online
Last edited 15th July 2014

For the very first time, the manuscript that's believed to reveal the third secret of Our Lady of Fatima, has been uploaded online. With the approval of Pope Francis, the Sanctuary of Fatima, posted the document on its website-intact and original, as part of the 'Secret and Revelation' exhibit.


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