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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

Could Mary be getting a new title this year?

Apr 4, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Earlier this year, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope Francis, asking for the public recognition of the... Read more

The Virgin Mary.

Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

Oct 23, 2016

By Elise Harris

Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath... Read more

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

Pope prays for massacre victims in DRC

Aug 15, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis marked the feast of the Assumption of Mary by praying for the dozens of people massacred over the... Read more

Okla. Christians counter Satanic mockery of Virgin Mary with prayer

Aug 11, 2016

Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and... Read more

        Our Lady of Cze?stochowa.

Who is 'the Black Madonna' and why is she so important?

Jul 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna,” will be one of Pope Francis' primary stops during his... 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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Days after Medjugorje comment, Pope downplays predictable visions

Jun 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing... Read more

Pope Francis at St. John Lateran basilica on June 19, 2014.

Pope gives flowers received in Albania to Blessed Mother

Sep 22, 2014

By Ann Schneible

In thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother for the success of his short but eventful trip to Albania, Pope Francis paid... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis: the Church is a mother who guides her children

Sep 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014.

Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014

In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that... Read more

Faithful pray in a special event dedicated to the Virgin Mary the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2014.

Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary's faith, witness

Jun 1, 2014

Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close... Read more

Blessed John Paul II.

Personal notes underscore John Paul II's Marian devotion

Mar 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the... Read more

Pope Francis lays flowers at the foot of the statue of Our Lady of Lujan on May 8, 2013.

On Marian feast, Pope Francis prays for holiness

Dec 8, 2013

On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray... Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at an Oct. 12 vigil in St. Peter's Square.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

Dec 8, 2013

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as... Read more

Pope Francis entrusts the word to the Virgin Mary Oct. 13.

Pope entrusts world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 13, 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the... Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at an Oct. 12 vigil in St. Peter's Square.

Let God untie your knotted hearts, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013

Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God... Read more

Tim Tindal-Robertson during an Oct. 10 interview in Rome.

Mary 'can only bring us to God,' expert says as entrustment nears

Oct 11, 2013

By Elise Harris

Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian... Read more