Commemorations of Mary in March

3/1

1858: Twelfth apparition of Mary in Lourdes


3/2

1858: Thirteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes. She expressed the wish that people come in procession to the grotto.

1917: Due to the visions of the farmer, Eudokia Andranova, in Potschinki near Moscow, discovery of the miraculous image of the Dershawnaja Kolomenskoja was honored in Russia from then on.

1933: Eighth and final apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium. She said to Mariette Becor, "I am the mother of the Savior, the Mother of God. Pray much!"

1939: Pius XII, called "The Marian Pope," succeeded Pius XI.


3/3

1858: Fourteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes. She asked that a chapel be built.


3/4

1858: Fifteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes.


3/10

1476: Approval of the first rosary brotherhood in Germany.


3/11

1910: Birth of the child visionary, Jacinta Marto of Fatima.


3/12

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spain)

Feast of Spain's Our Lady of Guadalupe in Estremadura.


3/13

1980: The invocation, "Mother of the Church," could be inserted into the Litany of Loreto with the agreement of diocesan bishops.


3/14

Feast of Our Lady of Kostroma or Fedor, Russia


3/17

Feast of Our Lady of Blaj, Rumania


3/18

Feast of Our Lady of Ajaccio, Corsica


3/19

Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, honored as patron of the universal Church and patron of the dying.


3/20

Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue (1417-1487) of Switzerland, to whom the Blessed Mother appeared several times.


3/21

Feast of Our Lady of Nowy Swierjan, Russia


3/22

1907: Birth of Lucia, the eldest child visionary of Fatima.

1974: Pope Paul VI published Marialis Cultus, an Apostolic Exhortation on the right ordering of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


3/24

1858: Sixteenth apparition of Mary in Lourdes. She stated, "I am the Immaculate Conception."

1920: Pope Benedict XV declared Our Lady to be the "principal patroness of all aviators."


3/25

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, England

Our Lady of the Don, Russia. 

1981: Promulgation of the Rite for Crowning an Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It contained a new litany in honor of Mary's Queenship.


3/26

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Byzantine


3/31

Feast of the Iviron ("Iberian," i.e., Georgian) image of the Theotokos


Friday after Easter

Feast of Zoothohos Piyi [Ζωοδόχος Πηγή], Life-giving Fount

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