Pope Francis' prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis made his annual visit to Rome's Spanish Square on Friday to pray at the foot of the column and statue of the Immaculate Conception. A litany of present-day viruses and their corresponding antibodies: this was at the heart of Pope Francis’ prayer, offered to Our Lady on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, when he [...]

Francis: "I entrust to Our Lady the situation in Ukraine"

Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine on May 4, a Sunday. Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the midday Regina Coeli prayer (which replaces the Angelus at Eastertide), the Holy Father said, “I would like to invite you to entrust to Our Lady the situation in Ukraine, where tensions continue unabated.” The Holy [...]

Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace (July 23)

This feast is particular to the Carmelite Order and is the octave of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We honor Mary as Mother of Divine Grace since she is the Mother of the Son of God, the Author of Grace. Tradition ascribes to Mary the titles Mother of Divine Grace, Mother Most Amiable, [...]

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