11.12
How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman

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The Virgin Mary

“Mary’s mantle offers both security and protection. Pope Francis, when once asked what Mary meant to him, answered, ‘She is my mamá.’” Read National Geographic‘s story about Marian devotion and apparitions (which Catholics are not required to believe in but often do) here: How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman. Photo after the jump:

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8.15
Feast of the Assumption

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pieta Today we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. On this feast day and Holy Day of Obligation read Melissa Musick’s meditation, originally published in Celebration, on how Mary cared for God (and others) and how tradition has it that God in turn cared for Mary:

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