Virgin Mary

The mother of Jesus represents the feminine aspect of the divine.

Our Lady of Providence is patron saint of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The idea is not that faith will give you what you want, but that “God helps those who help themselves”

Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron saint of Mexico

Thursday, December 12, 2019
MEXICO CITY, Mexico ~ The brown Madonna, the icon of Mexican identity is mixed race, Indigenous and European. We love her because she is like us.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, December 8, 2019
The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin expresses that the divinity of women and men is equal

Our Lady of Candelaria patron saint of the Canary Islands

Sunday, February 2, 2020
How fitting that the patron saint of these Spanish African islands is a Black Madonna

Our Lady of Lourdes is famous for the healing water of her spring

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
LOURDES, France ~ A Marion apparition told 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous to dig a well whose water is famous for miraculous healings

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
FÁTIMA, Portugal ~ Three peasant children saw a Marion apparition in central Portugal that led to a miracle witnessed by thousands

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is patron saint of Haiti

Saturday, June 27, 2020
HAITI ~ She is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in Haiti in 1882

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is patron saint of Colombia

Thursday, July 9, 2020
CHIQUINQUIRÁ, Colombia ~ This Virgin Mary, the patron saint of Colombia received her Canonical Coronation on July 9, 1919

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary and the divinity of women

Saturday, August 15, 2020
The idea that when the Virgin Mary died, her body and soul went to heaven, expresses the divinity of women and how we all carry our mother’s spirit inside of us. It marks the start of summer holidays in many Catholic countries.

Mary Queen of Heaven

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Celebrate the idea that the divinity of woman as mother is present in the afterlife

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Nobody knows when the Virgin Mary was born, but this is the day we celebrate her birth

Our Lady of Charity is patron saint of Cuba

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
El COBRE, Cuba ~ “La Cachita” is a beloved symbol of the Cuban people

The Virgin in her many forms is one of the principal ways that Latin Americans related to the imposed Catholic religion of the colonizers. The men brutalized us so we looked for a softer way to connect with God.

We looked to the Mother of God for comfort and hoped that she could soften the blows we suffered in the name of silver and gold.

Mother is also the center of the Latin family, so it is natural we would turn to her in our need.

Marion apparitions sound absurd – until you see one yourself.


The Hail Mary or Ave Maria

This is the Ave María in Spanish

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia,
el Seńor es contigo.

Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres
y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús

Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros, pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.

Amén