Category Archives: Mary’s Feast

Blessed Pica Bernadone

The Franciscan menologium says concerning the servant of God Pica, that she not only gave bodily birth to St Francis, but by her prayers and the example of her virtues gave him as a brightly shining light to Holy Church. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pillar

Saragossa, Spain (ca. 40 AD) – Feastday Oct. 12 After the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, His Apostles began to spread the message he left throughout Israel and shortly thereafter, through the Roman empire. One of these Apostles, James … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Ransom

THE Office of the time gives us, at the close of September, the Books of Judith and Esther. These heroic women were figures of Mary, whose birthday is the honor of this month, and who comes at once to bring … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady had many great joys as the mother of Jesus, but she had so much to suffer, as well. Being a loving mother she suffered greatly as she helplessly watched when Jesus was treated so cruelly by his enemies. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

The devotion commonly known as that of the Miraculous Medal owes its origin to Zoe Labore, a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, known in religion as Sister Catherine [Note: She was subsequently canonized], to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Seven Joys

The Franciscans celebrate this feast August 27 and the Conventuals on August 26. Pope St. Pius X authorized them to celebrate this feast in 1906. The original day was the Sunday after the octave of the Assumption, but in 1914 … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a … Continue reading

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