The Baclaran Church has been a center of Marian devotion
in the last 70 years with thousands of miracles attributed to Mother Perpetual Help.
I'm one of millions of Catholics for whom Marian devotion
is not an ordinary aspect of their spiritual life and yet who could recite a Hail Mary at the drop of a hat.
was promoted through Ephraim and John Damascene of Syria.
In "Mary, Mother of Apostles: How to Live Marian Devotion
to Proclaim Christ" Father Forali leads his readers deeper in their Marian devotion
showing them how Mary wants to form Jesus in us so that we can give Jesus to the world.
(1) Marian devotion
is a particular mark of Catholicism and Marian poetry evidently for this very reason is a rare thing in English poetry from the Reformation until late in the nineteenth century.
Instead, he was readying to make a little Marian devotion
. He was to visit Fatima, the site in Portugal where three shepherd children reported seeing Mary in a field in 1917, sparking a century of reverence tinged with controversy.
Clarke undertakes the original and ambitious task of presenting the history of Christianity in China through the lens of Marian devotion
, a particularly important expression of the faith for Chinese Catholics.
Fr Tony O'Riordan sent the Pontiff a picture of a shrine to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, the Pope's favourite Marian devotion
, which is erected in Moyross, Limerick.
(1) This decree coincided with an intensification of Marian devotion
across the globe with the Pope remarking: "piety toward the Virgin Mother of God is flourishing and daily growing more fervent." (2) It also coincided with the early years of the Cold War which witnessed a resurgence of interest in Marian apparitions and apocalyptic thinking arguably unseen since the high point of Marian devotion
in the troubled atmosphere of nineteenth century France, where appearances of the Virgin Mary frequently occurred--at Paris (1830), La Salette (1846), Lourdes (1858), and Pontmain (1871)--in a society and Church still coming to terms with the legacy of the Revolution of 1789 and its aftermath.
And at the same time, through the grace of God that arises in these places, we desire greatly the success of the New Evangelization, by which the faithful may be led diligently, through true Eucharistic and Marian devotion
, to a continuously greater charity and sanctity."
It is with extreme joy and Marian devotion
that we perform this annual pious pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, with our masters, the sick of Lebanon, organized by the Sovereign Order of Malta.
To Reformers, the "explosion of Marian devotion
in the later Middle Ages" (32) was a consequence of Catholic overvaluation of the material body--specifically, the anomalous body of the Virgin Mother.