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The Madonna Advocata icon in Rome’s Dominican Church of Santa Maria del Rosario on Monte Mario. Photo credits: Paul Badde.

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the... Read more

A detail from a painting depicting the Lady of All Nations. Credit: Judgefloro via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican’s doctrinal office: Don’t promote alleged apparitions connected to ‘Lady of All Nations’

The Vatican’s doctrinal office has urged Catholics not to promote “the alleged apparitions and revelations” associated with the Marian title of... Read more

The image of Our Lady of the Hill at the Shrine of La Madonna del Colle in Lenola, Italy. Courtesy photo.

This feast day celebrates a miraculous image of Mary once lost for 13 centuries

A basilica in Italy marks the spot of a bloody episode in early Church history, and is home to an... Read more

Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe's weapon for evangelization

As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and... Read more

The Marian column is restored in Prague’s Old Town Square June 4, 2020.

Prague Catholics rejoice at restoration of Marian statue toppled by angry mob

A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of... Read more

2018 Marian pilgrimage in Centralia, Penn. Photo courtesy of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Hundreds gather for Marian pilgrimage to Pennsylvania town on fire

Centralia, Pennsylvania, is on fire … literally: a coal fire has been raging underneath the town for more than 50... Read more

Holy Snakes! A Marian feast day's strange, stunning miracle

Every year, on the Orthodox feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a monastery on a Greek island experiences a... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, April 24, 2017.

Pope Francis: Like Mary, the Church is a mother

Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church Monday saying that without the emphasis placed on... Read more

Pope Francis preaches in St. Peter's Basilica for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God Jan. 1, 2018.

Pope on New Year’s Day: Devotion to Mary is a must

At the start of the new year, Pope Francis said that having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary isn’t... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the image of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá at the Cathedral of Bogota in Colombia on September 7, 2017.

Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an... Read more

Our Lady of Cze?stochowa.

Our Lady of Czestochowa is the tender queen of Poland, Pope says

As the highly revered image of Our Lady of Czestochowa prepares to get a new crown, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Mary and baby Jesus in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on Sept 9, 2015.

In Christ, Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind, Pope says

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the... Read more

Mary.

Watch as FOCUS consecrates its ministry to Jesus through Mary

In the centenary year of Our Lady of Fatima, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students has decided to consecrate its... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, May 12, 2017.

Mary points to Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells Fatima pilgrims

Pope Francis asked pilgrims in Fatima on Friday evening to think about the qualities the Virgin Mary possesses, being careful... Read more

Pilgrims pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon, May 9, 2017.

We still need to heed Our Lady of Fatima's advice, priest says

While a lot has changed since Mary’s appearances at Fatima 100 years ago, we can’t stop heeding Our Lady’s request... Read more