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Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Feb 12, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... Read more

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FACT CHECK: Did an Our Lady of Sorrows statue in Mexico really shed tears?

Nov 16, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Local Mexican media reported that a 9-year-old boy was the first to see what appeared to be tears flowing from... Read more

Bishop Cristobal Ascencio with pilgrims from the diocese of Apatzingán, Mexico, Nov. 8, 2023.

Bishop from area plagued by violence in Mexico prays for peace at Guadalupe shrine

Nov 10, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Bishop Cristóbal Ascencio García of Apatzingán located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, led the annual diocesan pilgrimage to the... Read more

The historic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

England’s historic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham gets new rector

Sep 25, 2023

By Marcin Mliczko

The ancient medieval shrine is one of the oldest religious sites in England and is considered “a significant place in... Read more

The sanctuary of the Virgin of Flowers Shrine in Álora, Málaga, Spain, was found desecrated Sept. 19, 2023.

Shrine of Virgin of Flowers whose name traveled to Mars with NASA desecrated

Sep 20, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The incident took place Monday night but was not discovered until early Tuesday, when the person who opened the church... Read more

The world’s fourth shrine of Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians, was dedicated at the Holy Martyrs Syriac Catholic Church in Kista, Northern Stockholm, in Sweden on July 22, 2023.

There are now 4 shrines dedicated to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

Sep 8, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we highlight shrines in the United States, England, and Sweden dedicated to... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Like Our Lady of Guadalupe, mothers can be great evangelizers today

Aug 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his catechesis on evangelization on Aug. 23, the pope spoke about how the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

Entrance to the chapel of the Shrine of Vryssi, a Marian pilgrimage on the island of Tinos, Greece.

Shrine of Vryssi: The centuries-old Marian holy site you’ve probably never heard of

Jul 30, 2023

By Anna Kurian

The centuries-old shrine on the island of Tinos, Greece, still draws pilgrims from around the local region. Read more

Statues depicting the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette at the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, New Hampshire.

Catholic order sells New Hampshire shrine to Shaker museum

Jul 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Enfield Shaker Museum is buying the shrine to Our Lady of La Salette from the Missionaries of La Salette,... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Caeli address from the window of the Apostolic Palace on May 28, 2023.

Pope Francis encourages Marian shrines around the world to pray for Synod on Synodality

May 28, 2023

By Courtney Mares

From the Philippines to Portugal, Marian shrines around the world will participate in a special day of prayer this Wednesday... Read more

The Virgin of Guadalupe in Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City.

Rector reports more pilgrimages to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine than before pandemic

Feb 21, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

“Many people have returned after having been isolated for a long time or having had to refrain from coming to... Read more

Vittorio Micheli, who was miraculously cured at Lourdes in 1963.

60 years after his miraculous healing, he still returns to Lourdes

Feb 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown, Solène Tadié

In April 1962, a 23-year-old Italian soldier named Vittorio Micheli was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his left hip. Read more

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3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

More than 100 pilgrims arrived at the Bellavista Shrine in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 2, 2023.

More than 100 pilgrims cross the Andes in a show of love for the Virgin Mary

Feb 5, 2023

By CNA Staff

The initiative was coordinated by the young men in the Schoenstatt Movement and youths from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile... Read more

Deacon Ebrahim Lallo, a Syriac Catholic Deacon from the town of Bartella, Iraq, painted the icon “Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians,” which will be in the shrine in Clinton, Massachusetts.

A Marian shrine for persecuted Christians to open in Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The installation at St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in the Diocese of Worcester will be followed by... Read more

Participants at the outdoor Mass in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 14, 2022

Catholics in Kazakhstan: few in number but deep in faith

Sep 15, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Despite making up only 1% of the country’s population, Catholics in Kazakhstan are devoted to the Virgin Mary. 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

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Knock brings a message of hope

Mar 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis said that Our Lady of Knock exemplifies the importance of prayer and hope as he officially designated Knock... Read more

Msgr. John Armitage preaches at Westminster Cathedral, London, Sept. 12, before a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. Photo

Catholic shrine rector: Mary’s joy is ‘antidote to fear’

Sep 17, 2020

Sharing in Mary’s joy is “the greatest antidote to fear and anxiety,” the outgoing rector of England’s national Marian shrine... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham at the shrine in Norfolk, England.

Despite the pandemic, Catholic shrine enjoys ‘biggest pilgrimage season’ in its history

Jun 5, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic gripped England in March, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was forced to close. But rather... Read more