Our Lady of Fatima Statues

Today is the 99th anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the liturgical memorial celebration of this event. Last week on the eve of Our Lady of the Rosary (Our Lady of Victory), I was blessed to visit the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at our parish. This statue is currently touring the United States coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the apparitions. Continue reading

The Queenship of Mary

From Assumption to Queenship

The feast of the Queenship of Mary is a newer Marian celebration instituted by Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam on October 11, 1954. This year was the first Marian year to promote devotion to the Blessed Mother and this new feast day was to be seen as a climax of the various devotions to Mary. Continue reading