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Pope Francis prays in front of the icon of Salus Populi Romani during an Oct. 8 2016, prayer vigil for the Marian Jubilee.

Pope Francis: the most godlike people might not be who you expect

Oct 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

At the close of the Marian Jubilee, Pope Francis said that it’s often strangers and even people from other religions... Read more

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience with Pope Francis on April 22, 2015.

Mary imitated God through service, Pope says

Oct 8, 2016

By Elise Harris

During a special Jubilee weekend dedicated to Mary, Pope Francis said Mary was not only Christ’s mother, but also his... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Angels.

Marian procession to mark Los Angeles' 235th birthday

Aug 18, 2016

Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los... Read more

Mary. Artist Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Museu da Casa Brasileira. Wikimedia Commons.

France offering all Assumption Masses for the country's intentions

Aug 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

Following the wave of Islamist terror attacks that have bloodied France since last year, the country’s bishops have decided to... Read more

Prison inmates in Argentina paint statue of Virgin Mary

Jul 7, 2016

A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted... Read more

Statue of Mary.

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal

Jun 4, 2016

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been... 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.

What Pope Francis wants us to learn from Mary's Visitation

May 31, 2016

In his homily at daily Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis pointed to Mary’s encounter with Elizabeth at the Visitation as... Read more

Statue of Mary found amid rubble from the Earthquake in Ecuador on April 16, 2016. Courtesy of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

This statue of Mary was untouched by the devastating Ecuador earthquake

Apr 23, 2016

Everything collapsed around it, but the glass case with the statue of our Lady of Light remained intact after the... 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.

Mary's 'yes' to God changed history, Pope Francis says

Apr 4, 2016

Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday by reflecting on the power of Mary’s “yes” to God.  Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis: Mary is the 'mother of forgiveness'

Jan 1, 2016

Reflecting particularly on Mary’s title as “mother of mercy,” Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at the Basilica of St.... Read more

Mary.

A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

Dec 23, 2015

Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary.  Read more

Pope Francis prays after opening the Holy Door in St. Peters Basilica Dec. 8, 2015 launching the extraordinary jubilee of mercy.

It’s time to rediscover God’s mercy, Pope says at Jubilee launch

Dec 8, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has officially commenced the Jubilee of Mercy, calling those who pass through the newly-opened Holy Door to rediscover... Read more

Mary.

A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

Nov 10, 2015

Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary.  Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

For Pope Francis, Mary's greatness comes down to this one virtue

Aug 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis said that faith is the defining virtue of her greatness,... Read more

May Crowning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Gujranwala, Pakistan May 30, 2015.

For Pakistan Catholics, Mary is protector and bridge for dialogue

Jun 13, 2015

Thousands of faithful gathered to crown Mary at a parish of the Lahore archdiocese last month, bringing prayers for peace,... Read more

American soldiers at a military ceremony at the WWI War Memorial in Lourdes, France on May 16, 2015.

A journey of pain and healing: one US Marine's prayer at Lourdes

May 20, 2015

By Elise Harris

After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God of Jan. 1, 2015.

Without the Church, Jesus 'is at the mercy of our imagination,' Pope says

Jan 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his homily on New Year’s Day, Pope Francis said that Jesus and his mother Mary are “inseparable,” just like... Read more

Madonna of the Book by Sandro Botticelli. Courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

How a modern DC art exhibit is learning womanhood from Mary

Dec 5, 2014

A new art exhibit in Washington, D.C., hopes to revive a sense of womanhood exemplified in the Virgin Mary, as... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

Mary the center of heavenly host, Pope says on All Saints Day

Nov 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Angelus address for the solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have... Read more