Marian shrines

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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

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020.

Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic during rosary with world’s shrines

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary... Read more