Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Holy Mary, Mother of God

1 January - Mary, Mother of God
21 January - Our Lady of Altagracia
23 January - Espousal of the Virgin Mary
24 January - Madonna del Pianto (Our Lady of Tears)
2 February - Purification of Mary
4 February - Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt
11 February - Our Lady of Lourdes
25 March - Annunciation by Saint Gabriel
25 April - Our Lady of Good Counsel (at Genazzano)
26 April - Our Lady of Good Counsel (elsewhere)
13 May - Our Lady of Fatima
13 May - Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
24 May - Mary, Help of Christians
31 May - Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
31 May - Visitation
3 June - Our Lady of the Holy Letter
9 June - Mary, Virgin Mother of Grace
27 June - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2 July - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
17 July - Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2 August - Our Lady of the Angels
5 August - Our Lady of the Snow
5 August - Our Lady of Copacabana
13 August - Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners
15 August - Assumption into Heaven
21 August - Our Lady of Knock
22 August - Immaculate Heart of Mary
22 August - Queenship of Mary
8 September - Nativity of Mary
8 September - Our Lady of Charity
8 September - Our Lady of Meritxell
8 September - Our Lady of Covadonga
8 September - Our Lady of Victories
12 September - Most Holy Name of Mary
15 September - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
24 September - Our Lady of Mercy
24 September - Our Lady of Walsingham
1 October - Holy Protection of the Mother of God
7 October - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
11 October - Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12 October - Our Lady of Pilar
16 October - Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
11 November - Patronage of Our Lady
21 November - Presentation of Mary at the Temple
2 December - Our Lady of Liesse
2 December - Our Lady, Cause of Our Joy
8 December - Mary's Immaculate Conception
12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe
18 December - Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Moveable Feasts
The Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin - Friday in Passion Week
Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles - Saturday after Ascension
Our Lady, Health of the Sick - Saturday before the last Sunday in August
Our Lady of Consolation - Saturday after the Feast of Saint Augustine (28 August)
Mary, Mother of Divine Providence - Saturday before 3rd Sunday of November

The Feast of 8 September originated in Jerusalem. In the 7th century, in the Byzantine Rite and at Rome, the Birth of the Blessed Virgin was celebrated this day. The feast is also celebrated on September 8 in the Syriac Rite and on September 7 in the Coptic Rite.

The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows was originally granted to the Order of the Servants of Mary in 1667; it was introduced into the Roman Calendar in 1814 and assigned to the third Sunday in September. In 1913 the date of the feast was assigned to September 15.
Mother of Jesus. Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Betrothed of Saint Joseph
unknown, perhaps 20BC; celebrated on 8 September
unknown; assumed into heaven, date unknown but celebrated on 15 August
Name Meaning
patron saint of diocese of Aachen, Germany; patron saint of Aarle, Nederlands; patron saint of Acadians; patron saint of Africa (declared by Cardinal Lavigerie in 1876); patron saint against epidemics; patron saint against flooding; patron saint against lightning; patron saint against storms; patron saint of archdiocese of Agra, India' patron saint of air crews; patron saint of aircraft pilots; patron saint of Alabama; patron saint of Alaska; patron saint of Alava, Spain; patron saint of Albania; patron saint of diocese of Albany, New York; patron saint of Alezio, Italy; patron saint of Algeria; patron saint of Allumiere, Italy; patron saint of Almería, Spain; patron saint of diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania; patron saint of Americas; patron saint of Andorra; patron saint of Andorran security forces; patron saint of Angola (21 Novemer 1984); patron saint of Apostleship of the Sea; patron saint of Arabia; patron saint of Argentina; patron saint of Argentinian Air Force; patron saint of Argentinian Army; Argentinian military chaplains; Arizona; Arkansas; diocese of Armidale, Australia; armies of Jalisco; Army of the Andes; patron saint of diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England; patron saint of Asturias, Spain; patron saint of archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; patron saint of Attard, Malta; patron saint of diocese of Austin, Texas; patron saint of Australia; patron saint of Australian military chaplains; patron saint of Austria; patron saint of Avezzano, Italy; patron saint of aviators Balzan, Malta; patron saint of Banyalbufar, Spain; patron saint of Barcelona, Spain; patron saint of diocese of Balanga, Philippines; patron saint of archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland; patron saint of diocese of Banjul, Gambia; patron saint of Barletta, Italy; patron saint of diocese of Bathurst, Canada; Belgian air crews; Belgium; diocese of Belleville, Illinois; Bicol, Philippines; patron saint of bicycle riders; patron saint of bicyclists; patron saint of bikers; patron saint of Bilbao, Spain; Birkirkara, Malta; archdiocese of Birmingham, England; diocese of Bismark, North Dakota; blood donors; boatmen; bodily ills; Bolivia; Bolivian navy; Bolzano, Italy; Brazil; diocese of Brooklyn, New York; builders; diocese of Burlington, Vermont; diocese of Buxar, India Cajuns; diocese of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; California; diocese of Camden New Jersey; Camillians; Canada; Catemaco Veracruz Mexico; Central Africa; Central America; Ceylon; diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina; Chartres, France; diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming; archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois; childbirth; Chile; Chilean army; Chilean navy; China; diocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh; Cidra, Puerto Rico; Cistercian Order; clothworkers; coffee house keepers; coffee house owners; archdiocese of Cologne, Germany; Colombia; Colorado; diocese of Colorado Springs Colorado; Connecticut; construction workers; cooks; coopers; diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas; Corsica; Costa Rica; Cotia, Brazil; diocese of Crookston Minnesota; Cuba; Curinga, Italy; patron saint of cyclists Delaware; patron saint of archdiocese of Denver, Colorado; diocese of Des Moines, Iowa; archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dingli, Malta; patron saint of distillers; District of Columbia; diocese of Dodge City, Kansas; Dolores, Philippines; Dominican Republic; Donostia, Spain; drapers; diocese of Duluth, Minnesota; Dundee, Scotland diocese of East Anglia; Ecuador; Ecuadorian Army; El Salvador (10 October 1966); diocese of Elphin, Ireland; England; enlightenment; Enna, Sicily; epidemics; Equatorial Guinea (25 May 1986); diocese of Essen, Germany; Estonia; Estremadura, Spain; diocese of Evansville Indiana; Extremadura, Spain; Exeter College, Oxford diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts; diocese of Fargo North Dakota; Fgura, Malta; fish dealers; fishermen; fishmongers; flooding; Florida; flyers; Foligno, Italy; Forli, Italy; Fornalutx, Spain; diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Indiana; France; archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; French air crews diocese of Gallup, New Mexico; diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas; Gambia; diocese of Gaylord, Michigan; Georgia; Germany; Ghajnsielem, Gozo, Malta; Gharb, Gozo, Malta; Ghaxaq, Malta; Gibraltar; goldsmiths; Granada, Spain; diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska; Greece; diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico; Guam; Guatemala; Gudja, Malta; Guidonia Montecelio, Italy; Gzira, Malta Haiti; Hal Ghaxaq, Malta; archdiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; diocese of Hallam, England; harness makers; Hawaii; diocese of Hildesheim, Germany; Holsbeek, Belgium; Hondarribia, Spain; Honduras; diocese of Honolulu Hawaii; human race; Hungary Idaho; diocese of Imus, Philippines; India; Indiana; Iowa; Ireland; prelature of Isabela de Basilian, Philippines; Ispica, Sicily; Italy; Ix-Xaghra, Gozo, Malta Jamaica; Japan; diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri; diocese of Johannesburg, South Africa; apostolic vicariate of Jolo, Philippines Kansas; archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas; diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri; Kea Island Greece; diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa; Kentucky; Kercem, Malta; diocese of Khulna, Bangladesh; Korea; Kretinga, Lithuania La Ceja del Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia; diocese of Lafayette, Indiana; diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana; lamp makers; diocese of Lancaster, England; diocese of Lansing, Michigan; diocese of Laoag, Philippines Lebanon; diocese of Leeds, England; diocese of Legazpi, Philippines; Lesotho; lightning; diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska; Livonia; Logroño, Spain; Louisiana; Luxembourg Maine; Malaga, Spain; diocese of Malolos, Philippines; mariners; Marsa, Malta; Marsaxlokk, Malta; Maryland; Massachusetts; Mellieha, Malta; Menorca, Spain; Merizo, Guam; Messina, Italy; Mesocco, Switzerland; diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey; Mexico; Mgarr, Malta; patron saint of archdiocese of Miami, Florida; Michigan; diocese of Middlesbrough, England; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama; Molfetta, Italy; Montana; diocese of Monterey, California; archdiocese of Montreal, Canada; Morlupo, Italy; Mosta, Malta; motherhood; motorcyclists; Mqabba, Malta diocese of Nashville Tennessee; navigators; Naxxar, Malta Nebraska; needle makers; Nettuno, Italy; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana; city of New Orleans Louisiana; diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota; New York; New Zealand; news dealers; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Carolina; North Dakota; archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; nuns Oaxaca, Mexico; Obado Bulacan, Phillipines; Oblate vocations; Oceania; diocese of Ogdensburg, New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Order of the Servants of the Sick; Oregon; diocese of Orlando, Florida; Oruro, Bolivia; eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for Maronites; diocese of Oudtshoorn, South Africa; archdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines diocese of Palm Beach, Florida; Panama; Paola, Malta; Paraguay; Pasig, Philippines; Pennsylvania; diocese of Peoria, Illinois; Pergamino, Agentina; Petit Goave, Haiti; archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phillipines; military ordinariate of the Philippines; diocese of Phoenix Arizona; Pietà, Malta; pin makers; diocese of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Poggio a Caiano, Italy; Pojoaque Indian Pueblo; Poland; diocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico; archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India; diocese of Port Elizabeth, South Africa; diocese of Portland Maine; archdiocese of Portland Oregon; Portugal; potters; diocese of Providence Rhode Island; diocese of Pueblo Colorado; Puerto Rico; Puerto Vallarta Mexico Qrendi, Malta; Quebec, Canada; diocese of Quilon, India Racalmuto, Sicily; Ragalna, Sicily; Reggio Calabria, Italy; archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan; diocese of Reno, Nevada; restauranteurs; Rhode Island; ribbon makers; diocese of Rockford, Illinois Sa Cabaneta, Spain; diocese of Sacramento, California; sailors; diocese of Salina, Kansas; diocese of San Bernardino, California; diocese of San Fernando, Philippines; San Gwann, Malta; apostolic vicariate of San Jose, Philippines; San Pawl il-Bahar, Malta; diocese of Sandburst, Victoria; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Savona Italy; patron saint of archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; Senglea, Malta; diocese of Shanghai, China; diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana; silk workers; silversmiths; diocese of Sioux City, Iowa; Skiathos Island, Greece; Sliema, Malta; Slovakia; soldiers of the United States; South Africa (15 March 1952); South Carolina; South Dakota; archdiocese of Southwark, England; Spain; Spanish air crews; Spanish architects; Spanish infantry; Spanish police officers; diocese of Spokane. Washington; diocese of Springfield, Illinois; Sri Lanka; patron saint of diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; storms; Subbiano, Italy; Swieqi, Malta; Switzerland; diocese of Syracuse, New York Tagbilaran, Philippines, city of; Tanzania (8 December 1964); patron saint of tapestry workers; Tarxien, Malta; patron saint of Tennessee; Teutonic Knights; Texas; patron saint of tile makers; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; diocese of Toledo, Ohio; Torrevieja, Spain; diocese of Townsville, Australia; Trapani, Sicily; patron saint of travellers; diocese of Trenton, New Jersey; diocese of Trier, Germany; Tunisia; Tuscany, Italy; diocese of Tyler, Texas Uganda; diocese of Umtata, South Africa; United States; upholsterers; Uruguay; Utah Valencia; Valletta, Malta; eparchy of Van Nuys, Arizona; Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; Venezuela; Venezuelan National Guard; diocese of Venice, Florida; Vermont; Viareggio, Italy; Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela; Victoria, Gozo, Malta; Viet Nam; diocese of Virac, Philippines; Virginia; virgins; Vitoria, Brazil Washington; watermen; West Virginia; patron saint of diocese of Winona, Minnesota; Wisconsin; diocese of Wichita, Kansas; Wyoming Xghajra, Malta yachtsmen; Ypres, Belgium Zabbar, Malta; Zacatecas, Mexico; Zalaszabar, Hungary; archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines; Zamboanga City, Philippines; Zebbug, Gozo, Malta; Zia Indian Pueblo

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