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Feast Day of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Last edited 27th August 2013

On 22 August, we celebrate the feast day of the Queenship of Mary! Christians from the beginning have recognised the queenly dignity of the Mother of "The King of kings and Lord of lords", and the Church Fathers, the Doctors of the Church, and Popes through the centuries, have given authoritative expression to this truth. Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of the Queenship of Mary in his encyclical letter of October 11, 1954.

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Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Pray the Rosary in Fight Against Evil
Last edited 19th August 2013

Nearly 12,000 pilgrims packed the small square outside the Papal Residence at Castel Gandolfo, for Pope Francis' Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His homily focused on the contributions of Our Lady to the Church:

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Some Biblical Roots of the Teaching on the Assumption of Mary
Last edited 16th August 2013

While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary in Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, nevertheless there is a biblical basis for the teaching that confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles.

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Mary is With Us in Our Struggles, Pope Teaches on Feast of the Assumption
Last edited 16th August 2013

During his homily for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that this feast helps us reflect on the Christian themes of struggle, resurrection, and hope.

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Documentary Shows How Our Lady Brings People Back to the Faith
Last edited 16th August 2013

Every year, an all across the world, millions of people visit sactuaries dedicated to Our Lady. Behind each pilgrim there's a story. A documentary “Fiction or Reality” shares the testimonies of people that have come back to the Catholic faith, after experiencing a type of intervention from the Mother of Christ.

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Pope Asks Mary, Queen of Peace, To Bring Calm to Egypt
Last edited 16th August 2013

As the official death toll rose from clashes Aug. 14 in Egypt and as the damaged done to Christian churches was being assessed, Pope Francis invoked Mary, queen of peace, to bring calm to the country.

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Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August
Last edited 15th August 2013

Monday, 15 August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory".

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Pope to Consecrate World to Mary's Immaculate Heart
Last edited 16th August 2013

Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Oct. 13 as part of the Marian Day celebration that will involve the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

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15 August is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary - Holy Day of Obligation
Last edited 27th August 2013

Don't forget that this Thursday 15 August 2013 is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means we all need to go to Mass! Why? Because we are celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady... one of the most important feast days on the Church calendar! As we prepare for this feast day, let us thank God for the gift of giving us His Mother, and let us ask Mary to guide us on the right path every day.

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The Story Behind Our Lady of the Snows
Last edited 5th August 2013

Each year, on August 5, Romans celebrate the feast day of their beloved patroness. Her iconic figure is found inside the Basilica of St. Mary Major. According to tradition, back in the 4th century, Our Lady appeared before a wealthy couple and before Pope Liberius. She asked them to build a Basilica in her honor. The next day, on August 5, they discovered where to build it, when it snowed on Esquiline Hill.

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