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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

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 10, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but also of the unborn. Here’s why.  Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

What makes the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe so mysterious? EWTN documentary takes a look

Dec 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The most-visited Marian shrine in the world is in Mexico City, and houses what is perhaps the most mysterious Catholic... Read more

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Did you know the Immaculate Conception is patroness of the United States?

Dec 8, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Mary, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, has been patroness of the United States since the mid-19th century. But... Read more

An Italian firefighter places a wreath of flowers on the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, Dec. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis makes early morning visit to Immaculate Conception statue in Rome

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made the private visit to the statue shortly after 6 a.m. Read more

Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid crowns the image of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida.

Papal envoy crowns Florida's Our Lady of La Leche

Oct 11, 2021

By Kate Olivera

The image of Our Lady of La Leche was canonically crowned Sunday, during Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St.... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Mary teaches us to listen to the voice of the voiceless

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress. Read more

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Book Review: Visually rich compilation of Marian apparitions is full of spiritual ‘gems’

Sep 8, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Sophia Institute Press and Polish theologian Wincenty Laszewski have successfully completed the task of creating the most ambitious, graphic-rich and... Read more

The Madonna Advocata icon in Rome’s Dominican Church of Santa Maria del Rosario on Monte Mario. Photo credits: Paul Badde.

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

Feb 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the... Read more

A detail from a painting depicting the Lady of All Nations. Credit: Judgefloro via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican’s doctrinal office: Don’t promote alleged apparitions connected to ‘Lady of All Nations’

Jan 4, 2021

The Vatican’s doctrinal office has urged Catholics not to promote “the alleged apparitions and revelations” associated with the Marian title of... Read more

The image of Our Lady of the Hill at the Shrine of La Madonna del Colle in Lenola, Italy. Courtesy photo.

This feast day celebrates a miraculous image of Mary once lost for 13 centuries

Sep 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A basilica in Italy marks the spot of a bloody episode in early Church history, and is home to an... Read more

Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe's weapon for evangelization

Aug 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and... Read more

The Marian column is restored in Prague’s Old Town Square June 4, 2020.

Prague Catholics rejoice at restoration of Marian statue toppled by angry mob

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

Dec 11, 2018

By Mary Farrow

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of... Read more

2018 Marian pilgrimage in Centralia, Penn. Photo courtesy of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Hundreds gather for Marian pilgrimage to Pennsylvania town on fire

Aug 30, 2018

By Perry West

Centralia, Pennsylvania, is on fire … literally: a coal fire has been raging underneath the town for more than 50... Read more