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Five Titles for the Virgin Mary you wouldn’t expect(0)

May 3, 2017

These names for Mary are not what you would normally call your Mother. The most ancient title for the Blessed Virgin Mary is simply that of “mother.” It was the name Jesus used and is the name Christians have been using ever since. The name “mother” describes Mary’s role in our lives as a spiritual […]

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December 12: Our Lady of Guadelupe

CNA: In 1531 a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to Saint Juan Diego, a poor Indian from Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God and instructed him to have the bishop build a church on the site and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on […]

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Francis, Fatima and the End of the World

Does the Holy Father know something we don’t? Aleteia. At the end of April it was confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima for the one hundredth anniversary of the Marian apparitions, and it is rumored that he will use the occasion to canonize the two youngest seers, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. This week, […]

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(CNA): The Catholic Church celebrates today 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. The circumstances of the Virgin Mary’s infancy and early life are not directly recorded in […]

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