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Pope Francis Asks: Pray Three Hail Mary’s for Him

Pope Francis asks: Pray three Hail Mary’s for him. At the end of his visit to Saint Mary Major today, the Pope greeted the crowd outside and asked them, “I pray for you, but I ask you to pray for me, because I have need of it. Three ‘Aves’ for me.” (1) Hail Mary, full of grace, …

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Pope Francis Honors His Mother in Heaven

Sunday, May 12, 2013 Photo: Pope Francis Honors His Mother in Heaven Posted by Taylor Marshall Pope Francis honors Our Lady of Lujan (a Marian devotion from his motherland of Argentina). The statue of Our Lady of Luján was crafted in Brazil and sent to Argentina. A settler ordered the statue of Mary in 1630 in order …

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Pope Francis Prays In Mary’s Month At St. Mary Major In Rome

      Posted in World Catholic News, on May 6th, 2013 In Mary’s month, Pope Francis prays at ancient Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service   The icon of Mary, Salvation of the Roman People, is seen during a Marian prayer service at the Basilica of …

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Prayer Consecrating Pope Francis’ Pontificate To Our Lady of Fatima

Cardinal of Lisbon’s prayer consecrating Pope Francis’ pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima By Deacon Nick Donnelly, on May 13th, 2013  Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo of Lisbon consecrated the pontificate of Pope Francis to the intercession and protection of Our Lady of Fatima with a prayer he composed and prayed before the Marian shrine …

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Mary and the Deceiver

Letter #69: Mary, and the Deceiver May 4, 2013  by Robert Moynihan, PhD. 1 Comment Francis, Mary, and the Deceiver Pope Francis returned to the Basilica of St. Mary Major this evening for the second time since he became Pope — the first time was at 8 a.m. on March 14, the morning after his …

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Papal Coat of Arms

Same symbols, different details: Papal coat of arms undergoes changes The Vatican has updated the coat of arms of Pope Francis. (CNS) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The papal coat of arms has undergone a few major adjustments to more clearly reflect the symbolism of Mary and St. Joseph. The …

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Pope at Mass: true prayer takes us out of ourselves               2013-05-11 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) True prayer brings us out of ourselves: it opens us to the Father and to the neediest of our brothers and sisters. This was a central part of Pope Francis’ message to the faithful gathered for Mass on Saturday …

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Pope Francis’ Favorite Marian Image

Mary Untier of Knots – Pope Francis’ Favorite Marian Image Posted by Taylor Marshall Our Lady Untier of Knots, Marian Image Beloved by Pope Francis Our new Pope Francis has a very special devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots. Many have never heard of this devotion, but it’s a great one…going all the way …

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Mary is a Mother Who Helps Christians Grow

Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, pope says at rosary Pope Francis greets the crowd outside after praying the rosary at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome May 4. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, face the difficulties …

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