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What are the Four Marian Dogmas?
Last edited 27th May 2013

Did you know that there are four dogmas of the Catholic Church, stating Mary's personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation. They are:

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Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians - Feast Day 24 May
Last edited 27th May 2013

Queen of the most holy Rosary, Help of Christians, refuge of the human race, victorious in all the battles of God, we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, in the sure hope of obtaining mercy and of receiving grace and timely aid in our present calamities, not through any merits of our own on which we do not rely, but only through the immense goodness of thy mother's Heart. In thee and in thy Immaculate Heart, at this grave hour of human history, do we put our trust; to thee we consecrate ourselves, not only with all of Holy Church, which is the mystical body of thy Son Jesus, and which is suffering in so many of her members, being subjected to manifold tribulations and persecutions, but also with the whole world, torn by discords, agitated with hatred, the victim of its own iniquities.

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Happy Feast Day of Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia
Last edited 24th May 2013

The feast day to Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day dates back to the start of the 1800's.

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Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians (24 May) - A Day to Pray for the Church in China
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In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Catholic Church in China, expressing his loving concern for them and his prayerful support. Toward the end of the letter, he wrote:

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Our Blessed Mother: Honoring the Virgin Mary in May
Last edited 20th May 2013

The Queen of Heaven is so revered for her relationship with Christ and her love and guidance of her earthly children, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May in her honor. In his 1965 encyclical, “Mense Maio,” Pope Paul VI wrote about the importance of Mary’s intercession for all the world, explaining that those who encounter her, encounter her Son, Jesus:

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Pontificate of Pope Francis consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima
Last edited 14th May 2013

At the Holy Father’s personal request, Cardinal Jose Polycarp, the Patriarch of Lisbon, consecrated the pontificate of Pope Francis to Our Lady of Fatima on her feast day.

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The Case for Defining the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary
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Almost one hundred years ago, the prominent Belgian prelate Cardinal Desire Mercier began an international petition drive for the papal definition of Our Lady as the Universal Mediatrix of all graces. By 1918, the renowned pioneer of both Marian and ecumenical realms had collected over 300 cardinal and bishop petitions directed to the reigning pontiff, Pope Benedict XV, for this requested fifth Marian Dogma. By the early 1920s, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe and his nascent Militia Immaculatae (“Army of the Immaculate”) joined in the movement to proclaim the Mother of Jesus as the Spiritual Mother of all peoples.

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The Story of Our Lady of Fatima - Feast Day 13 May
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In 1917, in Fatima, Portugal was the centre of one the most important and amazing events of the twentieth century.Through three children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, Our Lady appeared, in the face of moral crisis, and invited the whole world to repentance, conversion and reparation to God for all sins, both private and public.

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Privelged - A Video Reflection on the Celebration of Easter and the Month of May
Last edited 10th May 2013

It is important for us to remember that we are still celebrating Easter while in the month of May - Mary's month. Did you know that there is a very strong tradition that the first person whom Jesus appeared to after the Resurrection was Our Lady? Watch this video for a reflection on the link between honouring Mary, and the celebration of Easter.

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Pope Francis marks Argentina's Our Lady of Lujan Feast Day
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Pope Francis commended Argentina to the protection of its patron saint Our Lady of Lujan, bringing white flowers to her statue and pausing in prayer ahead of his Wednesday general audience.

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