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‘Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity’ opens Feb. 22 in U.S. theaters

Feb 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The film, shot in four countries, opens with fictionalized recreations of the five apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Guadalupe... Read more

The statue of the Blessed Mother pictured before the incident on its pedestal in front of the headquarters of Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.

Police drop investigation into vandalization of Nebraska Blessed Mother statue

Feb 14, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

A police report obtained by CNA lists the incident as a “larceny,” not as vandalism nor a possible hate crime. Read more

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico.

Fact or fiction? 9 popular myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2023

By David Ramos

In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Like Our Lady of Guadalupe, mothers can be great evangelizers today

Aug 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his catechesis on evangelization on Aug. 23, the pope spoke about how the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

When Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on Dec. 8, 1854, he had a golden crown added to the mosaic of Mary, Virgin Immaculate, in the Chapel of the Choir in St. Peter's Basilica.

PHOTOS: Discover 8 beautiful images of the Virgin Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

From Michelangelo’s Pieta to a 12th-century painting, St. Peter’s Basilica contains priceless sacred art depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri, Armenia, June 25, 2016.

Pope Francis entrusts all mothers to Blessed Virgin Mary on Mother’s Day

May 14, 2023

By Courtney Mares

“We gratefully and affectionately remember all of our mothers, those who are still with us and those who have gone... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims outside the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto on March 25, 2019.

Pope Francis adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

Oct 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In 2019 Pope Francis decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Ill.

Chicago suburb is home to a major Guadalupe shrine

Dec 12, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Marian devotion is intense among the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

Our Lady of the Pillar

Why Our Lady of the Pillar is the patroness of Spain and the Americas

Oct 12, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Our Lady of the Pillar (officially in Spanish, Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza) is recognized as the first Marian... Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary in the Gregorian Chapel in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

'Hope for the future': Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic

May 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"Mother of Help, welcome us under your mantle and protect us, sustain us in the hour of trial, and ignite... Read more

The pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal visits the Church of San Gioacchino in Prati, Rome.

Statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal begins pilgrimage around Italy

Nov 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal began Friday a pilgrimage to parishes throughout Italy, marking the 190th... Read more

The beheaded statue at the Jesuit church in Straubing, Germany. Photo

Artist offers to restore beheaded statue of Virgin Mary in Germany

Nov 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

An art restorer in Germany has offered to restore a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary free of charge.  Read more

The decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary in the municipality of Marghera, Italy.

Patriarch of Venice calls for prayers of reparation after Virgin Mary statue decapitated

Nov 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A statue of the Virgin Mary in a public square in a suburb of Venice, Italy, was vandalized Thursday night.  Read more

 Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020.

Pope Francis blesses Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal statue

Nov 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blessed a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal at the end of his Wednesday... Read more

The replica statue of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, which was enthroned in the Vatican Gardens, Aug. 28, 2014.

Who is Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre?

Sep 8, 2020

September 8 marks the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the faithful in Cuba  - and... Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis tells youth at Medjugorje: be inspired by the Virgin Mary

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis has urged young people gathered in Medjugorje to imitate the Virgin Mary by abandoning themselves to God.  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

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Twins consecrated to Virgin Mary in infancy become priest, nun

May 13, 2018

As infants, Monica and Cristian Moya were hovering on the verge of death. But after their mother consecrated them to... Read more

Why the devil hates Mary – especially during exorcisms

Mar 8, 2018

Italian priest Sante Babolin said that Satan is behind several recent attacks in various parts of the world against the... Read more

Mary holding Jesus.

Want to get close to your (Heavenly) Mother? Check out this book.

Jan 1, 2018

By Mary Farrow

For Catholics, it’s fairly par-for-the-course to be questioned by non-Catholics about the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point.  Read more