- May 13, 2021
The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, is Dec. 12.
An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Christmas should be regarded as a celebration of the redemption of God’s people, a Vatican official told a Catholic audience Dec. 9 in Louisville.
Thousands of Paraguayan pilgrims traveled Dec. 8 to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, about 35 miles from Asuncion. Some walked hundreds of miles from cities and towns in the South American country to the city Pope Francis visited in 2015.
The newly blessed Trinity Dome rises above the nave of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on dedication day, December 8, 2017.
In his prayer near the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome, Pope Francis thanked Mary for watching over him and over the people of Rome, especially “the sick, the aged, all the poor, the many people who have immigrated here from lands of war and hunger.”
In his special Angelus address for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis emphasized that what makes someone’s life beautiful is “not appearance, not what passes, but the heart focused on God.”
As the believer’s own salvation can oftentimes be a mystery even to herself, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the salvation of the Mother of God is covered by the same veil of mystery with the at-time confounding doctrine of “prevenient” grace.