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When is Mary’s Birthday, and How Do We Know That’s the Date?
Last edited 12th November 2012

The birthday of Mary has been celebrated by Christians since at least the sixth century. Though no one knows the real date of Mary’s birth, it has traditionally been celebrated on September 8th.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patroness of the Unborn and the Pro-life Movement
Last edited 27th November 2012

Today is the beautiful feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, protector of the unborn. As we continue with our 'Marriage Wednesdays' theme, here is a reflection on why the Catholic Church teaches that open to life in marriage through the use of NFP!


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Reflection for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Last edited 25th October 2012

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013 - and what better way to begin the year than with the celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Let us entrust the year ahead into her arms. Listen to this podcast by Bishop Peter Comensoli, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney, for a reflection on today's feast day.

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Mary's Message at Fatima
Last edited 14th October 2012

13 October marks the anniversary of Our Lady's final appearance to the three children at Fatima, when she showed the world a wonderful sign in the heavens so that they might believe. Watch this video for a reflection on Mary’s message at Fatima.

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - 7 October
Last edited 7th October 2012

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted to honor Mary for the Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for victory. The Rosary is one of the best prayers to Mary, the Mother of God!


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Pope Entrusts Year of Faith & Evangelization Synod to Mary
Last edited 5th October 2012

Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod of Bishops and Year of Faith to the Virgin Mary.


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Mary in 2 Minutes
Last edited 17th October 2012

What's the big deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary? Do they worship her or just pray to her? What's the Annunciation? What's the Immaculate Conception? What's the Assumption? All these questions and more answered in this short video by

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Pope Calls for Theological Reflection on Virgin Mary to Drive Year of Faith
Last edited 10th September 2012

Pope Benedict XVI received the participants of the International Marian Congress. For one week, this group of Mariologists reflected on the evolution of theology on the Virgin Mary after Vatican II. The Pope asked them to help give more strength to the Christian faith.

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Celebrating the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 8 September
Last edited 7th September 2012

On 8 September, the Catholic Church celebrates the birthday of Our Lady! Mary was born to be the mother of the Saviour of the world, the spiritual mother of all people, and the holiest of God's creatures. Because of her Son's infinite merits, she was conceived and born immaculate and full of grace. Through her, Queen of heaven and of earth, all grace is given to men.


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Ireland can Overcome Troubles with Authentic Catholic Renewal
Last edited 23rd August 2012

Just as 19th-century Ireland experienced Christian renewal after the apparition of Our Lady of Knock, modern Ireland can likewise undergo an “authentically Catholic” renewal despite decades of troubles, says Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to Ireland. “Brothers and sisters, the future of the Church in Ireland begins now,” Archbishop Brown said in his homily at the Aug. 22 closing Mass of the National Public Novena honoring Our Lady of Knock at the Knock Shrine in County Mayo.


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