Articles on this issue "St. Mary Major"
In the afternoon of the Solemnity of the Mother of God Jan. 1, Pope Francis visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome where he prayed in silence before the image of the Madonna Salus …read more
Pope Francis commemorated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by continuing a tradition of venerating a statue of the Blessed Mother in Rome. The statue, located in the famed Piazza di …read more
By Jacques Perrier The liturgical calendar includes four feasts of dedication: two universal dates, those of the Basilicas of Saint John Lateran and Saint Mary Major at Rome; a date proper to …read more
Anybody else getting bogged down by the barrage of bad news that seems to hit every time you check the headlines? For a committed Catholic, there seem to be so many storm clouds on the …read more
On Saturday evening, Pope Francis officially took possession of the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. The Basilica, which is the oldest Marian Shrine in the West, was the Holy Father’ …read more
In his first outing from the Vatican, Pope Francis went to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the image of the patroness of Rome. The cardinal archpriest of the shrine, Cardinal …read more
Just as Pope Francis promised when Wednesday he appeared for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's, the Holy Father went today to ask Our Lady's protection on the Church. At …read more