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Dedication of the Basilicas of Jerusalem

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Commemoration of the dedications of the basilicas built on Mount Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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MLA Citation

  • “Dedication of the Basilicas of Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 September 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Maria in the Forest

painting of the Madonna and Child by Peter Markovič, 1906; image based on the description of the 'Maria in the Forest' apparition; main altar of the Holy Mary in the Forest church at Dolina, Grafenstein, Carinthia; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Holy Mary in the Forest
  • Maria im Walde

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Location

  • wooded area near Dolina, Grafenstein, Carinthia, Austria

Dates

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An apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three young shepherdesses in which Mary appeared as the Immaculate Conception.

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MLA Citation

  • “Maria in the Forest“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 June 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Our Lady of Sunday

Also known as

  • Notre-Dame du Dimanche

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About the Apparition

An apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Auguste Arnaud on 8 June 1873 and 8 July 1873. Arnaud was married, the father of two, and a winemaker who regularly skipped Sunday Mass to work his vineyards. Our Lady appeared to him in the vineyard on 8 June and reminded him “You must not work on Sundays.” In honour of this blessing, Arnaud placed a cross and a statue of Mary at the site in the field. On 8 July Our Lady appeared again, this time to both Auguste and his neighbors who had gathered there, and told them, “You must never work on Sunday! Blessed are those who believe.”

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Approval

  • 1876 by Bishop de Cabrières

Readings

It was around 7:30, I saw a young woman shows all dressed in white, she wore a fringed belt and her head was crowned with a high crown like a miter. A great white veil came from the top of the crown covering her hands crossing on her chest. The figure of the woman was beautiful, quiet, without expressing neither joy nor sadness. I have not seen him smile. She seemed to be between 25 and 28 years. – Auguste Arnaud’s statement

Our Lady of Sunday,
Make my heart like a beautiful vine,
Free from the disease of material concerns,
Rid of the weeds of the sin And carrying eternal fruits.
– Father Jean-Pierre Gaillard

MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Sunday“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 June 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Our Lady of Help

Our Lady of HelpAlso known as

  • Our Lady of Succor

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Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under this title began in Palermo, Sicily in the 14th century, and has since spread throughout the Augustinians. It began when Father Nicola Bruno, who suffered from severe and long-term pains in his side, prayed to Our Lady for healing while meditating on a painting of Mary in which she used a stick or club to chase away the dragon and protect the infant Jesus; the artist was making refence to passages in Genesis and Revelations that referred to the eternal enmity between The Woman and the serpent. That night, Father Nicola received a vision of Mary and was healed. The painting received the title “Our Lady of Help”, and the devotion began. Since 1804 the celebration has had its own liturgy.

Readings

Now the snake was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You shall not eat from any of the trees in the garden’?”

The woman answered the snake: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, or else you will die.'”

But the snake said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! God knows well that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, who know good and evil.”

The woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and the tree was desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

The LORD God then asked the woman: What is this you have done?

The woman answered, “The snake tricked me, so I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the snake: Because you have done this, cursed are you among all the animals, tame or wild; On your belly you shall crawl, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.

Genesis 1-6,13-15


A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.

Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth.

She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God, that there she might be taken care of for twelve hundred and sixty days.

Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser* of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time.”

When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.

– Revelation 12:1-17

MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Help“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of FatimaAlso known as

  • Lady of the Rosary (she called herself that when Lucia asked her name)

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Commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal on the 13th of each month from May to October in 1917. Our Lady appeared to Lucia, age 9, Blessed Francisco Marto, age 8, and Blessed Jacinta Marto, age 6, while they were tending sheep; they described her as “a woman all in white, more brilliant than the sun”, and her message was to do reparation for sins that offend God, and to pray constantly for the conversion of sinners. She asked for devotion to the Holy Trinity, and for praying the Rosary daily for world peace. Word spread, and by the final apparition on 13 October, 70,000 people showed up to witness the Lady and the sign that she had promised; they witnessed the sun make three circles and zigzag around in the sky.

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MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Fatima“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 July 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Apparition of the Holy Cross over Jerusalem

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Commemorates the appearance on 7 May 351, Pentecost that year, of a luminous image of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. It stretched from Mount Golgotha to the Mount of Olives (about two miles / three kilometers), was brighter than the sun, lasted several hours, and was seen by the entire city. It led to many conversions, and was reported in a letter attribued to Saint Cyril of Jerusalem.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Apparition of the Holy Cross over Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Day of Missionary Martyrs

Also known as

  • Day of Prayer and Fasting in Memory of Missionary Martyrs

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About

An initiative of the Youth Missionary Movement of the Italian Pontifical Mission Societies, this day of fasting and prayer began in 1993 as a way to remember how many in the world shed their blood for the Gospel.

Profiled Missinonary Martyrs

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Day of Missionary Martyrs“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

World Day of the Sick

Pope Saint John Paul II and Our Lady of LourdesMemorial

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A feast instituted on 13 May 1992 by Pope John Paul II to be “a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering”. The date of the feast, 11 February was chosen to coincide with that of Our Lady of Lourdes as there have been so many healings reported at the shrine and through Our Lady‘s intercession. Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on this feast day in 2013, citing his declining health as his reason.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “World Day of the Sick“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 February 2016. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

All Saints of the Diocese of Evry

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A regional memorial of all the saints and beati of the calendar who have a connection to the Diocese of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France.

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MLA Citation

  • “All Saints of the Diocese of Evry“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2015. Web. 27 September 2016. <>

Our Lady of Good Guard

statue of Our Lady of Good Guard, date and artist unknown; Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Garde de Longpont-sur-Orge, France; photographed on 11 August 2013 by P.poschadel; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Garde

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Patronage

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MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Good Guard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2015. Web. 27 September 2016. <>