pilgrimages

You Need to Know These 6 Amazing Facts About the Spanish “Black Madonna”

When a fellow parishioner returned from a Marian pilgrimage, she brought me a rosary from the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. I was happy to receive the gift, even if I didn’t know a single thing about this particular Marian apparition. When I asked friends, none of them had heard of her either. It …

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Filipinos are in love with the Virgin Mary, and the Baclaran shrine is proof

Parañaque, Philippines – A long-venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help turned 150 this year, and many Filipinos’ Marian devotion has never been stronger. “There is one clear reason for the thousands of devotees who flock to Baclaran: the special Marian piety of the Filipino people,” Fr. Joseph Echano, CSsR, rector of the National Shrine …

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