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Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

Millions of people gathered in the streets of Barquisimeto in Lara state, Venezuela, to accompany the Divine Shepherdess in a Jan. 14, 2024, procession.

Divine Shepherdess procession in Venezuela draws 2.7 million

Jan 16, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

More than 2.7 million people gathered in the city of Barquisimeto in Lara state, Venezuela, on Jan. 14 to accompany... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 12, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The Virgin of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but she is also patroness of the... Read more

A firefighter scales a long ladder to the top of a nearly 40-foot-high column to pay tribute at dawn to the Blessed Virgin with a wreath of flowers on Dec. 8, 2023.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis honors Virgin Mary on solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed in front of a statue of the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Spanish Steps, which sits atop a... Read more

An aerial view of the León city stadium in Guanajuato state in Mexico, where approximately 22,000 people gathered on Nov. 5, 2023, to participate in the traditional “living rosary,” an expression of faith in search of peace.

22,000 people pray ‘living rosary’ for peace in violence-plagued Mexican state

Nov 9, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Thousands gathered on Nov. 5 in the León city stadium in Guanajuato state in Mexico to participate in the traditional... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2021, against the backdrop of an image of Our Lady, Undoer (or Untier) of Knots.

How Pope Francis spread devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Sep 28, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

This popular devotion traces its origins to Germany, in 1612, when a priest ministered to a couple in a difficult... Read more

Pope Francis is flanked by a grandmother and grandson during his Angelus reflection on July 23, 2023, in honor of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Here’s a beautiful prayer you can say on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2023

Jul 23, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

The prayer from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life invokes Mary’s intercession. Read more

Procession for the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help passes in front of Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major.

PHOTOS: Procession in Rome honors Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Jun 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Led by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a procession through the streets of Rome took place this past Sunday beginning at... Read more

When Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on December 8, 1854, he had a golden crown added to the mosaic of Mary, Virgin Immaculate, in the Chapel of the Choir in St. Peter's Basilica.

‘Mary, Explained’ series addresses Marian devotion in Arlington Diocese and beyond

Jun 11, 2023

By Bridget McCartney Nohara

In preparation for its upcoming golden jubilee, the Virginia diocese has created a seven-part series to explain why the Church... Read more

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

Pope Francis compares the life of a priest to the mysteries of the rosary

Dec 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told seminarians on Saturday that praying the rosary can “unveil the mysteries of the priesthood” in its moments... Read more

Sergio Ariel Ozán traveled more than 300 kilometers to visit the cathedral basilica and sanctuary of Our Lady of the Valley.

Construction worker travels hundreds of miles by horse to pay homage to Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Arriving at the feet of Mary was “indescribable,” said the cowboy pilgrim, Sergio Ariel Ozán. Read more

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The rosary: common myths and facts

Oct 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts... Read more

The Salamat Maria exhibit at Ali Mall in Quezon City.

Filipino mall exhibits more than 50 images of the Virgin Mary to celebrate her nativity

Sep 8, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The oldest major shopping center in the Philippines is exhibiting more than 50 Marian images to celebrate the feast of... Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

Aug 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the... Read more

Sister Francisca Teresa (left). The nun with her Carmelite sisters (right).

99-year-old Carmelite nun credits her family and Mary for her long, happy vocation

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Agustina Medina Muñoz has been a Discalced Carmelite cloistered nun in Chile for almost 80 years. Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more

Prayer for Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on May 11, 2022

PHOTOS: Pilgrims honor Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesdays in May, the basilica is hosting a prayer service honoring Mary. Read more

A candlelight Stations of the Cross in St. Peter’s Square on Good Friday 2021.

Vatican basilica to lead candlelight rosary procession during May

May 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Throughout the month of May, the Vatican will host two weekly occasions for prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin... Read more

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Why the pope prays the Angelus publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It all started more than 67 years ago. Read more

A procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2021 in a small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in a small town in Mexico

Dec 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For the past 15 days, the town has held rosary processions through the streets each day at 6 a.m. in... Read more