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

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at Castel Gandolfo before the Sunday Angelus on July 14, 2013.

Mary is with us in our struggles, Pope Francis teaches

During his homily for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that this feast helps us reflect... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Film tour hopes to reignite devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe

The promotional tour of a recent film on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe has helped reawaken devotion to... Read more

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Virgin Mary at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 24.

Pope Francis: only God’s beauty can attract

Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God... Read more

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

Pope closes Mary's month reflecting on her spiritual attitude

After a Rosary in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of May, Pope Francis asked people to “listen, decide,... Read more

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San Lorenzo soccer team honors Pope on Marian feast

The San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24 by unveiling... Read more

A crowd gathers outside of the original Marian shrine on May 23, 2013. Courtesy of Schonstatt Movement

Schönstatt Movement overjoyed at receiving original chapel

One of the oldest movements in the Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, but on Wednesday its... Read more

Author Marge Fenelon.

Author points to Mary as inspiration, help for modern moms

Although motherhood is both misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, Mary's intercession and example of holiness can help restore the... Read more

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Broadway play about anti-Christian Mary closes early

A Broadway show that depicted the Virgin Mary as a doubting skeptic who thought Jesus died in vain failed to... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope: Mary helps us not be 'teenagers for life'

After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks during a Youth Rosary Rally at Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, CA.

Rosary recalls life, love of Mary, says Archbishop Gomez

At a youth rosary rally recognizing May as the month dedicated to Mary, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more

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Pope spends half hour asking Mary for protection

Pope Francis made a private visit to Saint Mary Major Basilica this morning and prayed for half an hour at... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes.

Church recalls Our Lady of Lourdes apparitions on Feb. 11

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18... Read more

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World’s largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrates Mass Dec. 2, 2012 after the Marian procession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo courtesy of Victor Alemán-vida-nueva.com.

Advent is a 'season of Mary,' Archbishop Gomez says

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles is describing Advent as “a season of Mary” and a time for Catholics... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the canonization of seven saints on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Missionaries under the care of Mary, Pope says

Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary,... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

At England’s Marian shrine, Bishop Davies urges full embrace of faith

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming... Read more

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Spanish politicians implore Virgin Mary's help amid economic crisis

Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the crowd in front of the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2012.

Mary’s life reminds us to trust God’s plan, Pope says

The Virgin Mary’s docility to the will of God should remind everybody that the Lord has a plan for each... Read more