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

Seek God through his Mother, Pope encourages faithful

Sep 22, 2013

During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed... Read more

Basilica of St Mary in Bangalore (L) and a statue of the Virgin Mary inside the basilica traditionally dressed in an Indian Sari.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013

Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary... Read more

Mass at Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok 2013.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Aug 17, 2013

Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai... Read more


Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013

Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer... Read more

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

Aug 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Aug 15, 2013

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

Aug 14, 2013

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

Jul 27, 2013

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

May 31, 2013

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


San Lorenzo soccer team honors Pope on Marian feast

May 28, 2013

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

May 24, 2013

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

May 11, 2013

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


Broadway play about anti-Christian Mary closes early

May 6, 2013

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'

May 4, 2013

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

May 2, 2013

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


Pope spends half hour asking Mary for protection

Mar 14, 2013

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

Feb 10, 2013

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


World’s largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

Feb 4, 2013

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 Alemá

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

Dec 11, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Oct 21, 2012

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