Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
World Day of Peace.
In Rome, the church St. Mary in Trastevere celebrates its stational feast. The church was build by Pope Calixtus I († 222). Find more on church at: breviary.net/propsaints/propsaints10/propsaints1014.htm
1933: Final apparition of Mary in Beauraing, Belgium (recognized by the Bishop of Namur on February 19, 1943).
Memorial of Panagia Portaitissa, Holiest Guardian of the Door, Mount Athos
See church at: macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/MonasteryImages/iveron/PAREKKLISI.html
1944: Sister Lucia is asked by the Bishop of Fatima to write down the third Fatima secret.
|5||1987: The Shrine of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Graces (Nossa Senhora Medianeira de Todas as Gracas), in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, was elevated by the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship to the status of a minor Basilica. More at http://www.santuariomedianeira.com.br/content/home/default2.asp.|
Epiphany of the Lord (in the
United States, the first Sunday after January 1), "They found the child with his mother" (Matthew 2:11-13).
804: The Marian cathedral (Marienmünster) in Aachen, built by Charlemagne, was dedicated on this date by Pope Leo III.
The Council of Trent declares that Mary remained free of all sin through a special dispensation of grace.
1838: First Mass celebrated in New Zealand in the newly erected church of St. Mary of Hokianga.
|15||Feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans|
1871: Apparition of Mary in
Pontmain, France, recognized on February 2, 1872 by the diocesan bishop.
|18||1933: Second apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium. Mary points to the well.|
Death of St. Meinrad. The foundation of the Swiss place of pilgrimage,
Maria Einsiedeln, originates with him. Abbey at:
1842: Conversion of Ratisbonne to Christianity due to an apparition of Mary in the Church of St. Andrea delle Frate in Rome.
1933: Fourth apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium.
|23||Feast of the wedding of Mary and Joseph.|
|24||Feast of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), founder of the Sisters of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.|
Feast of St. John Bosco (1815-1888), founder of the Salesians and Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians.
1673: Birth of St. Louis Maria Grignion de Montfort, one of the most significant Marian saints.
At some places of pilgrimage:
Second Sunday after Epiphany, Memorial of Our Lady of Cana.
Third Sunday after Epiphany: Feast of Our Lady of Bethlehem
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