Posts Tagged ‘Marian devotion’

Devotion to Mary is something I never understood, then …

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
devotion to mary

My relationship with Mary, like that of many women, is complicated. Mary embodies some of my most deeply held values. As a young, poor woman from Galilee, she represents how God chose to enter into human existence in the most radically humble way. Her “Magnificat” is one of the most powerful passages in the Gospels. Read more

Marian Pilgrimage to New Zealand sacred places

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On September 30- October 1, a contingent of families set out on a pilgrimage visiting sacred sites in the North Island associated with the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Family Pilgrimage was organised by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother Read more

Selfies for Mary – A Catholic art project

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

In an effort to draw the ‘selfie generation’ to Marian spirituality, the Pauline Fathers of Doylestown, Pennsylvania collected photos from dozens of countries around the world for a mosaic of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Read More

Samoan voices praise Mary in Washington’s Basilica

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC took place last month. About 1,000 people from 20 groups representing different communities within Asia and the Pacific Islands participated in the Mass in honour of Mary. The various communities marched into Read more

Our Lady of Pukekaraka and the big statue… an Aussie view

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A  YouTube channel on Marian Shrines of the World recently featured an episode on Our Lady of Pukekaraka and the statue of Our Lady at Paraparaumu. Although the Australian narrator , understandably struggles a little with Maori pronunciation  the video provides a concise and accurate account of the history and significance of the shrine of Read more