Jul 19, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna,” will be one of Pope Francis' primary stops during his visit to Poland at the end of this month for the global World Youth Day gathering.
Jul 8, 2016 - 12:03 am .- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.
Jun 9, 2015 - 07:59 am .- Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing one’s faith on solely on predicted visions or anything other than Christ himself.
Sep 3, 2014 - 04:42 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters.
Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.
Jun 1, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Mar 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pontiff reflects on the three theological virtues, emphasizing that Mary is the highest example of each.
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29 am .- On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary.
Dec 8, 2013 - 09:52 am .- On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as a model for the Christian life.
Oct 13, 2013 - 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”
Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.
Sep 4, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary began with the city's archbishop raising a Marian flag in prayer.
Aug 17, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok.
Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people.
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:07 am .- While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.
Aug 15, 2013 - 11:11 am .- 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.
Aug 15, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The promotional tour of a recent film on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe has helped reawaken devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, while inspiring a deeper conversion among Catholics.
Jul 27, 2013 - 02:07 pm .- Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God worked simply through three fishermen and a statue of the Virgin Mary to enrich the Christian faith of the country.
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