On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous. The Marian apparitions began Feb. 11, 1858, ended July 16 that year and received
The devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary has a very dramatic origin. On October 7, 1571, a small Christian ﬂeet of ships went out to battle the massive Muslim ﬂeet that was dominating the Mediterranean Sea and stood poised to invade Europe. In miraculous fashion, the Christian ﬂeet destroyed
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Oct 7, 2020 / 04:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis invited Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary prayer this month, encouraging people to carry a rosary with them in their pockets. “Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. I invite
CNA Staff, Oct 6, 2020 / 08:00 pm MT (CNA).- After riots and protests came to Kenosha, Wisconsin this summer, Archbishop Jerome Listecki led a Eucharistic procession and rosary in the city on Sunday, hoping to bring peace and healing to a fractured city, through the witness of Jesus Christ.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will host a virtual rosary event on October 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB has called for this moment of prayer with the intention of uniting Catholics
Archbishop José H. Gomez, along with several other bishops, leads us in praying the rosary in a moment of unified prayer for America. On the Feast of the Lady of the Rosary, we seek healing and ask Our Lady to pray for us and help lead us to Jesus.
by JD Flynn Denver, Colo., Aug 13, 2020 / 01:33 pm MT (CNA).- After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months. A
by Patricia McGeever A 3:00 every afternoon Carson Kissell, 13, picks up his rosary that was once used by St. Pope John Paul II, and leads hundreds of people in prayer for an end to the coronavirus. His fingers are fused from scar tissue caused by a rare genetic skin
From the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis joins Marian sanctuaries across the world to pray to the Virgin Mary for help amidst the pandemic.