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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

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

Surprise! Chicago suburb is home to a major Guadalupe shrine

Dec 12, 2019

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

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 31, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an... 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

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

Oct 14, 2017

Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the... Read more

Sister Crucita. Photo courtesy of Sister Beatriz.

What's the secret to 70 years of religious life? The Virgin Mary, this nun says

Sep 21, 2017

Sister Crucita has been a member of the Josephine Sisters in Mexico for 70 years. At nearly 100 years old,... Read more

Selfies for Mary? How a Catholic art project engaged the world

Aug 14, 2017

By Perry West

In an effort to draw the 'selfie generation' to Marian spirituality, the Pauline Fathers of Doylestown, Pennsylvania collected photos from... Read more

San Foca beach.

The Virgin Mary on a paddle boat? One priest's beach blessing

Aug 2, 2017

Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Enduring devotion: the Irish immigrant who never forgot Our Lady of Knock

May 7, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

“I remember it as well as I do last night.” Those were the words of an aged Irish immigrant named... Read more

Statue of Virgin Mary in Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Papal envoy sees great fruits, but also challenges in Medjugorje

Apr 5, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis’ envoy to Medjugorje said Wednesday that the site seems to be bearing numerous expressions of faith and vocations.... Read more