Category: Marian Feast Days

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

February 11 marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to St. Bernadette Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Mother appeared eighteen times to a poor, uneducated, sickly fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade (St. Bernadette) times in the in the hollow of the rock at Lourdes, called “de Massabielle”. On March 25, the feast of the Immaculate Conception in 1858,...

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Happy New Year to all and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Today we also observe the 50th annual World Day of Peace and are invited to pray for peace in the world. On this first day of the new year, eight days after the birth of Christ, we remember the Blessed Virgin Mary by celebrating her divine motherhood. We call Mary Theotokus,...