Commemorations of Mary in December

12/1

Feast of Our Lady of Light (Mahal na Ina ng Kaliwanagan), in Cainta, Rizal, the Philippines.


12/2

1836: Establishment of the Heart of Mary brotherhood in the Church of Our Lady of Victories in Paris.


12/5

1584: Gregory XIII established a Marian sodality in the Jesuit college under the title of the Annunciation


12/8

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

1624: By enthroning her image in Luxembourg, the Jesuits founded the place of pilgrimage, Our Lady, the Mother of Jesus and Consolation of the Afflicted. The image was crowned in 1866.

1933: Canonization of St. Bernadette Soubirous


12/10

Feast of Our Lady of Loreto (Italy)

1925: Mary appeared to Lucia and asked for consolation by celebrating the first Saturday of the month by going to confession, receiving communion, praying the rosary


12/12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all America

1531: Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico


12/15

Feast of Mary, Mediatrix (Southern Germany)


12/18

Feast of Mary's Expectation, established at the Council of Toledo in 656, and better known for a victory in 1499 in Granada, after which thousands were baptized

Feast of Our Lady of the Way (Miraculous image in the Philippines)


12/24

Feast of Our Lady of Bethlehem

1883: Pope Leo XIII added the invocation, "Queen of the most Holy Rosary," to the Litany of Loreto


12/25

Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord


12/26

Synaxis of the Mother of God or Feast of Mary's Motherhood (Byzantine Church)

Feast of Mary's Ecstasy (Maronite Church for the Chaldeans, Malabarians, and Assyrians)


12/29

1932: In Beauraing, Mary described herself as the "Virgin with the Golden Heart."


12/31

Feast of St. Catherine Labouré (1806-1876), seer of the Miraculous Medal

1995: Pope John Paul II added the invocation, "Queen of Families," to the Litany of Loreto


Sunday after Christmas

Feast of the Holy Family, always celebrated on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year

Feast of Our Lady of Nazareth

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