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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Protector of Christians
Last edited 6th October 2015

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - a feast day to pray for the protection of Christians around the world. 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. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.


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The Pope’s Personal Devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots
Last edited 29th September 2015

Pope Francis has a special devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary, Untier of Knots. It is the name of a Baroque painting entitled Wallfahrtsbild painted by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707) in 1700 and displayed in the St. Peter am Perlach in Augsburg, Bavaria.


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Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows - 15 September
Last edited 17th September 2015

Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its roots in Sacred Scripture and in Christian piety, which always associates the Blessed Mother with her suffering Son. Today's feast was introduced by the Servites in order to intensify devotion to Our Lady's Sorrows. In 1817 Pius VII — suffering grievously in exile but finally liberated by Mary's intercession — extended the feast to the universal Church.


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Feast Day of the Birth of Mary - 8 September
Last edited 7th September 2015

The Catholic Church celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne.


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Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary - 22 August
Last edited 21st August 2015

In this feast, particularly cherished by the Popes of modern times, we celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.


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Our Lady of Fatima Statue to visit Damascus in September
Last edited 17th August 2015

The pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima is to be taken to Damascus, in Syria, during the month of September, it has been announced. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima will arrive next month in Damascus, according to the rector of the Shrine of Fatima, Fr Carlos Cabecinhas, Zenit reports.


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Pope Entrusts South America to Mary
Last edited 19th July 2015

Pope Francis entrusted his recent tri-nation voyage to South America to Our Lady of Guadalupe – praising the deeply-rooted Christianity in these countries, but also noting the social and economic challenges.


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For Pakistani Catholics, Mary is Protector and Bridge for Dialogue
Last edited 16th June 2015

Thousands of faithful gathered to crown Mary at a parish of the Lahore archdiocese last month, bringing prayers for peace, forgiveness and restored cultural harmony in a region where some churches have suffered violent attacks.


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Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Last edited 12th June 2015

13 June is the celebration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Join us in saying this prayer of Consecration for this very special feast day:


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Bishop Peter Comensoli speaks about Our Lady of Guadalupe
Last edited 29th May 2015

In this video, Bishop Peter Comensoli from the Diocese of Broken Bay reflects on Our Lady of Guadalupe, under whose loving protection he has placed his ministry. This clip was taken from the Q&A session at "Theology on Tap", a youth event in Sydney, Australia.

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