Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary is the Catholic mother of God. She is the feminine aspect of the divine. Marion apparitions seem absurd – until you see one yourself.

Corpus Christi Procession at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Catholic church celebration
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Celebrate the divinity in bread and wine, the Catholic Eucharist

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patron saint of Haiti

Thursday, June 27, 2019
HAITI ~ She is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in Haiti in 1882

Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands

FEBRUARY 2 (2020, Sun) ~ Spanish Canary Island Marion patron saint. The patron saint of the African archipelago is a Black Madonna.

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

LOURDES, FRANCE; Feb 11, 1858 (Tue in 2020); French Marion devotion ~ A Marion apparition told 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous to dig a well. Its water is famous for healing miracles.

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marion crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8 (2019, Sun) ~ The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin teaches that the divinity of women and men is equal

Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Nuestra señora de Guadalupe

DECEMBER 12 ~ Like many of us, the patron saint of Mexico is mixed race. She is the icon of Mexican identity, a blend of Indigenous, European and African people and culture. We look to faith for hope and comfort. Our Lady of Guadalupe helps us see the divine in all of us.

Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico

NOV 19 (2019, Tue) ~ She teaches that “God helps those who help themselves”

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

July 9, 1919 ~ Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá receives a Canonical Coronation at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá in Boyacá, Colombia.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2019

Honor Pachamama, the Andean Mother Earth Goddess

August 1 starts the coldest month in the southern Andes. We honor Pachamama to bring a good harvest.
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima

FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL | May 13, 1917 (Wed in 2020) | Marion apparition | Three children first see a Marion apparition in central Portugal that leads to a miracle witnessed by thousands

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ New York’s oldest Spanish-language parish has daily masses in Spanish & English. That stretch of 14th St was once NYC’s “Little Spain.”

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.


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.



January 1 — Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God *
January 8 — Our Lady of Prompt Succor


February 2 — Presentation of the Lord
February 11 — Our Lady of Lourdes


March 25 — Annunciation


May 13 — Our Lady of Fatima
May 31 — Visitation


June 27 — Our Mother of Perpetual Help


July 16 — Our Lady of Mount Carmel


August 15 — Assumption of Mary *
August 22 — Queenship of Mary


September 8 — Birth of Mary
September 12 — The Most Holy Name of Mary
September 15 — Our Lady of Sorrows


October 7 — Our Lady of the Rosary


November 21 — Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


December 8 — Immaculate Conception *
December 12 — Our Lady of Guadalupe

* Holy days of Obligation

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