Part of his diocesan Letter reads: I hope that over my 10 years as your bishop, my love for Our Lady, as has yours, has been abundantly clear: I have convoked a number of Rosary Congresses, declared a Year of … Continue reading
EWTN: President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama said that a new statue of Santa Maria la Antigua will be the largest one ever made of the country’s patroness. Read more here.
CNA: Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter race to win the gold. More here.
CathNews.USA: The Virgin Mary will accompany the Church in the New Evangelization, just as she did during the first preaching of the Gospel in the Americas, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez told around 100,000 devotees at the Aug. 5 … Continue reading
CNA reports: Some 300,000 people participated in the 112th anniversary of the Pontifical Coronation of Our Lady of Itati, the patroness of the province of Corrientes in Argentina. Read more here.
El Paso Times: A fire destroyed a church in Juárez early Wednesday morning, but spared a Virgin of Guadalupe image, despite the fierce blaze, Juárez officials said today. Read more here.
AsiaNews: Thousands of pilgrims from Shanghai and across the country have gathered to pray at the Our Lady of Sheshan Basilica today, 24 May, feast day of Mary Help of Christians, anniversary of the Day of Prayer for the Church … Continue reading
Asia News: Chinese pilgrims are not welcome in the Sheshan Marian Shrine near Shanghai on its Feast Day next Thursday. In fact, they are advised to stay home. By contrast, the press is urging tourists to visit the local animal … Continue reading
AsiaNews: More than ten thousand pilgrims visited the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Tapao, in the diocese of Phan Thiet on 11 February, to celebrate with a solemn liturgy the World Day of the Sick and pray for the … Continue reading
O Lord, Thou has made for Thyself a worthy dwelling-place in the Virgin Mary.” From the Feast of the Expectation of the Virgin Mary, December 18
CNA reports: Some 100,000 Catholics gathered in the northern Peruvian city of Otuzco to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Gate on Dec. 15. More on this feast day here.
Whispers in the Loggia: We might still be a week out from the late-night mañanitas and the annual climax of the Stateside church’s ever-booming Guadalupe festival, but the coast-to-coast celebrations of what’s become American Catholicism’s “Super Bowl” kick into full … Continue reading
In preparation for the great feast day of Our Lady on December 12, CNA has a brief recap here of the Aztec saint’s encounter with “the true Mother of God” on December 9, 1531.
Catholic Culture: Around 5,000 runners are participating in the 10th annual relay from Mexico to New York in honor of the upcoming feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. More here.