Posts Tagged ‘Immaculate Conception’

Immaculate Conception: Pope Francis cancels traditional act of veneration due to pandemic

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not visit Rome’s Piazza di Spagna this year for the traditional veneration of Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception due to the pandemic. Instead, Francis will mark the feast day with “an act of private devotion, entrusting the city of Rome, its inhabitants and the Read more

Earthquake shaken Wellington Archdiocese asks for Mary’s protection

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Thursday was the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the day Wellingtonians traditionally pray to Mary to protect them from earthquakes. In 1855 Wellington experienced a severe earthquake that rocked the southern part of the North Island. At magnitude 8.2 it was the most powerful ever recorded in New Zealand. The earthquake was caused by movement Read more

The many feasts during Advent

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the Church does not just sit around and wait for the main event. It celebrates plenty of major feasts with lots of customs, traditions, and even special foods during the month of December. St. Nicholas Early in the Advent season, Dec. 6, the Church Read more