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December Days to Honor Mary

December 07, 2015

Working individually or in small groups, have the students create presentations on either the Feast of the Immaculate Conception or the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe related to what they unearth for understanding Mary.

The Assumption of Mary to Heaven: Meaning and Prayer

August 04, 2015

August 15, a Holy Day of Obligation, celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Heaven. This is a dogma of the Church, declared on November 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII, though it had been believed and celebrated in the Church throughout history that Mary was taken directly to heaven after her time on earth had ended.

Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe

December 09, 2014

December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas. On his first journey as pope in 1979, St. John Paul II went to Mexico "to invoke on my pontificate the motherly protection and assistance of Our Lady of Guadalupe;" he composed the following prayer for the visit.

Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2014

December 30, 2013

Reflect on the word of Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelli Gaudium. Share and pray Pope Francis' words asking for the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God.

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