Marian Commemoration Days



1858: Twelfth apparition of Mary in Lourdes


1858: Thirteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes.  She expressed the wish that people come in procession to the grotto.

1917: Due to the visions of the farmer, Eudokia Andranova, in Potschinki near Moscow, discovery of the miraculous image of the Dershawnaja Kolomenskoja was honored in Russia from then on.

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1933: Eighth and final apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium.  She said to Mariette Becor, "I am the mother of the Savior, the Mother of God. Pray much!"

1939: Pius XII, called "The Marian Pope," succeeds Pius XI.


1858: Fourteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes.  She asked that a chapel be built.


1858: Fifteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes.


1476: Approval of the first rosary brotherhood in Germany.


1910: Birth of the child visionary, Jacinta Marto of Fatima.


Feast of Spain's Our Lady of Guadalupe in Estremadura.


1980: The invocation, "Mother of the Church," could be inserted into the Litany of Loreto with the agreement of diocesan bishops.


Feast of Our Lady of Kostroma or Fedor, Russia


Feast of Our Lady of Blaj, Rumania


Feast of Our Lady of Ajaccio, Corsica


Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, honored as patron of the universal Church and patron of the dying.


Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue (1417-1487) of Switzerland, to whom the Blessed Mother appeared several times.


Feast of Our Lady of Nowy Swierjan, Russia


1907: Birth of Lucia, the eldest child visionary of Fatima.

1974: Pope Paul VI publishes Marialis Cultus, an Apostolic Exhortation on the right ordering of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


1858: Sixteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes.  She stated, "I am the Immaculate Conception."

1920: Pope Benedict XV declared Our Lady to be the "principal patroness of all aviators."


Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, England

Our Lady of the Don, Russia. See image at: Fine art posters

1981: Promulgation of the Rite for Crowning an Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It contains a new litany in honor of Mary's Queenship.


Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Byzantine


Feast of the Iviron ("Iberian," i.e., Georgian) image of the Theotokos

Friday after Easter

Feast of Zoothohos Piyi [Ζωοδόχος Πηγή], Life-giving Fount


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