Category: Our Lady

National Rosary Rallies Next Month

The “South Africa Needs Our Lady” campaign is again calling for “public square Rosary rallies” throughout the country next month. This entails groups of people — friends and family or whole parishes — praying...

India’s Great Shrine to Our Lady of Vailankanni

A major shrine of Marian devotion is dedicated to Our Lady of Vailankanni in Southern India which draws huge throngs, even of non-Christian pilgrims. WALTER MIDDLETON writes about the shrine and recalls a personal miracle.

This is the Woman My Mary Is

Serialong Lebasa, Vereeniging – “Who is Mary to you?”, Fr Emmanuel Dim SMA of Vereeniging asked at a Mass this month. A handful of us gave different answers. I did not raise my hand,...

Ok, What’s a Scapular?

Fr Boniface D’Souza OCD – Originally it was a practical garment. A scapular was a type of work apron, consisting of large pieces of cloth front and back, joined over the shoulders with strips...

Fatima

How to Prepare for Fatima’s 100 Years

As the Church prepares for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, Prof Michael Ogunu suggests ways in which the local Church can celebrate the centenary. In 1916 an angel appeared to three...

First and Only US Marian Shrine

Nearly 160 years ago, on Oct. 9, 1859, Mary appeared to a young Belgian immigrant living in Kewaunee County. Today, it is the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. The US bishops...