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In Bavaria, Germany, Solemnity of Patrona Bavariae

 

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 Feast of Our Lady of Reparation

 1806: Birth of St. Catherine Labouré in Fainles-Moutiers, the messenger of the "Miraculous Medal," (died December 31, 1876 in Paris).

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Feast of Mary, Queen of Poland
Feast of Our Lady of Tsuwano, Japan


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1595:  The "Colloquium Marianum" established in Ingolstadt, Baveria, by Father Jakob Rem, SJ, who had founded the first small group sodality north of the Alps in 1574.

1944:  Pius XII established the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (celebrated the Saturday after the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). See below: OTHER.

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1917:  Benedict XV inserted the invocation "Queen of Peace" into the Litany of Loreto.

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1327:  Pope John XXII requested that the evening bell of the three Hail Marys (the Angelus) be rung in Rome.

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Feast of Our Lady of Lujan, protectress of Argentina (since seventeenth century); since 1930, named protectress of all three "La Plata" countries: Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay."

Feasts of Mary, Queen of Saints, Mediatrix of All Graces, Mother of Fair Love, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Our Lady of Pompei, Italy.

1891:  Consecration of the Church of Our Lady of Victories which would house the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pompei, Italy (image restored in 1875).  Shrine established by Bartolo Longo (1841-1926) and his wife.  Recitation of the "Supplication to the Queen of Victories" is recited universally on the first Sunday in October.

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1879:  Death of Mother Mary Theresa of Jesus, foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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1717: Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil
Marian Consecration of Constantinople (Byzantine)

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Feast of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Manila, Philippines. Church of Our Lady of the Abandoned established in Marikina by the Augustinians in the 1770s.

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Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

1917:  First apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.
1946:  Coronation of the Image of Our Lady of Fatima.
1965:  Pope Paul VI presents the Golden Rose to the shrine at Fatima.
1967:  Pope Paul VI makes a pilgrimage to Fatima; publication of his apostolic Exhortation, Signum Magnum (The Great Sign).  
1982:  Pope John Paul II goes as a grateful pilgrim to Fatima.
1991:  Pope John II goes as a grateful pilgrim to Fatima ten years after his assault.
2000:  Beatification of the two visionary children, Jacinta (1910-1920) and Francisco (1908-1919) Marto in Fatima by Pope John Paul II.  Announcement of the publication of the so-called secret of Fatima by Cardinal Sodano.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

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1917: The Feast of the Patroness of Bavaria is celebrated for the first time.

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Feast of Mary, Consolation of the Afflicted in Luxemburg.
Feast of Mother of God "de la Luz" (light), Leon, Mexico
Feast of Our Blessed Mother of Mies (Maronite)
Feast of Our Lady of the Wheat (Syrian)

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Memorial, Mary, Mother of God (Coptic)
Feast of Dabra Metqa, an apparition of Mary in Egypt (Ethiopian)

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rediscovery of Christians in Japan

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Feast of the Holy Family's entrance into Egypt (Coptic)

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Feast of Our Lady of Vladimir, Russia

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Feast of Our Lady of Cuzco, Peru

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Feast of Mary of the Way, Feast of Mary, Help of Christians, and Feast of Our Lady of Beize, Queen of Slovania.
25 Feast of Our Lady of Consolation, Ciudad Real, Spain
26 Feast of Our Lady of Caravaggio, Italy

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1883:  Founding of the Universal Congregation of the Holy House (of Loreto).
30 1453: Constantinople invaded. The Hodegetria image is stripped of its decoration and destroyed.

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Pope Pius XII in his encyclical, Ad Coeli Reginam of October 11, 1954, asked that the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary be renewed yearly on this date.

Feast of Mary's Visitation
Feast of Mary, Queen of All Saints
Feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
Feast of Our Lady of the Most Sacred Heart

Other

First Sunday in May, Feast of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd of Harissa, Lebanon
Saturday before the second Sunday in May, Feast of Our Lady "de los Desamparados," (the abandoned), Valencia, Spain
Saturday before the third Sunday in May, Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary
Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May, Feast of Our Lady of Lujan
Saturday after the Octave of Ascension, Feast of Mary, Queen of Apostles
During the time of Pentecost, Memorial of Mary in the Upper Room (Last Supper)
On Pentecost Sunday, Patronage of Rocio, Huelva, Spain
On Pentecost Monday, Mary, Mother of the Church, Poland and Croatia
Feast of Our Lady of Le Foy, Belgium

Pope John Paul II raised the liturgical commemoration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from an optional to an obligatory memorial in the General Roman Calendar. The celebration falls on the day (always a Saturday) after the feast of the Sacred Heart, which is the Friday after Corpus Christi.  The placement of the commemoration indicates the connection with the mystery of divine Heart of Jesus.


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