Our Lady of Loreto

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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

The outdoor procession at the Holy House of Loreto in Italy on Dec. 9, 2020.

Holy House of Loreto celebrates feast with illuminated Marian procession

Dec 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the vigil of the Dec. 10 feast of Our Lady of Loreto, uniformed air force pilots wearing face masks carried... Read more

The Holy House of Our Lady in the Shrine of Loreto.

Pope Francis extends Loreto jubilee to 2021

Aug 18, 2020

Pope Francis has approved the extension of the Jubilee Year of Loreto to 2021.  Read more

Cardinal John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais (1881).

St. John Henry Newman’s meditations on the Litany of Loreto

Dec 10, 2019

Morning Star. Mystical Rose. Tower of Ivory. House of Gold. For centuries, Catholics have recited these titles of Mary in... Read more

Pope Francis prays inside the Holy House of Loreto on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Marriage and family have 'an essential mission'

Mar 25, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the... Read more

The Holy House of Our Lady in the Shrine of Loreto.

Did angels really carry the Holy House of Mary to Loreto, Italy?

Dec 10, 2018

By Courtney Mares

What do Galileo, Mozart, Descartes, Cervantes, and St. Therese of Lisieux have in common? They all traveled hundreds of miles... Read more

Construction at the future site of a 55-foot Marian statue in Primošten, Croatia.

Croatia will soon hold one of the largest Marian statues in the world

Mar 7, 2017

A giant 55-foot statue of Our Lady of Loreto is in the works in the coastal city of Primošten, Croatia,... Read more