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Lebanese Christians, Muslims join in Marian devotion
Last edited 27th March 2014

On March 25—the feast of the Annunciation, which has been a national holiday in Lebanon since 2010—Catholics and Muslims joined in the 8th Islamic-Christian Prayer Meeting, which was dedicated to the theme: “Together around Mary, Our Lady.”

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Pope Lauds Mary’s Meekness on Feast of the Annunciation
Last edited 25th March 2014

During his Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized that salvation is a gift from the Lord which we ought to receive with humility and obedience, just as Mary did.

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Our Lady of Arabia
Last edited 19th March 2014

Bishop Camillo Ballin of the Catholic Vicariate of Northern Arabia travels to the U.S. to find funds to build the first Catholic cathedral in Bahrain.

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Feast of the Annunciation - A Reflection with Bishop Peter Comensoli
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Happy Feast Day of the Annunciation - the day that the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to conceive Jesus. Today is very much a feast centred on three key aspects - firstly Our Lord Jesus, secondly Our Lady, and thirdly, each one of us. Bishop Peter Comensoli, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, reflects on this very special feast day in today's podcast.

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Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes - World Day of the Sick
Last edited 2nd April 2014

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March 25, the lady identified herself with the words: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and healing, but even more of faith. Church authorities have recognized over 60 miraculous cures, and the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11 February, is now known as "World Day of the Sick". Here is the Pope's message for this year:

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - A Message to the Americas
Last edited 11th December 2013

Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the Message during the course of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the eve of the feast...

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On Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis Prays for Holiness
Last edited 9th December 2013

On a day dedicated to celebrating the solemn feast of Mary’s conception without sin, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary, which has the title of “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.”

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The Presentation of Mary: Feast Day 21 November
Last edited 28th November 2013

According to ancient tradition, when the Blessed Virgin Mary was a little girl, her parents presented her to God. Today's feast day reminds us that God prepared Mary in every possible way to be the Mother of His Son. Watch this video reflection to learn more!


Pope to Guadalupe Pilgrims: Use Gospel's 'Perfume' to Evangelize
Last edited 17th November 2013

Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner, as did Christ.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness for Life - A Reflection by Bishop Peter Comensoli
Last edited 15th October 2013

Today, 12 December, is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a day of the Church that has really grown in stature and popularity over recent years, although it has always been an important day for Mexicans and for the wider South American Church.

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