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The Most Holy Name of Mary

The Feast of The Holy Name of Mary will be celebrated at all Masses today.

From the Pastor:

The Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary, Sept. 12

This feast is a counterpart to the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (January 3); both have the possibility of uniting people easily divided on other matters.

The feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary began in Spain in 1513, and in 1671 was extended to all of Spain and the Kingdom of Naples. In 1683, John Sobieski, king of Poland, brought an army to the outskirts of Vienna to stop the advance of Muslim armies loyal to Mohammed IV in Constantinople. After Sobieski entrusted himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he and his soldiers thoroughly defeated the Muslims. Pope Innocent XI extended this feast to the entire Church.

Mary always points us to God, reminding us of God’s infinite goodness. She helps us to open our hearts to God’s ways, wherever those may lead us. Honored under the title “Queen of Peace,” Mary encourages us to cooperate with Jesus in building a peace based on justice, a peace that respects the fundamental human rights (including religious rights) of all peoples.

Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P., Pastor
Sept. 11, 2016

For information on this feast day:

Sep 12 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2013 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2014 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2015 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2016 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2017 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 12 2019 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Church Event